Posts Tagged ‘luxury products’


Faucet Design Trends: New Savina Collection is Opulent and Water Efficient

Posted on March 2, 2011 by Nora DePalma

The new Savina collection of bathroom faucets from JADO represent the latest trends in faucet styling and performance, along with environmentally-aware water efficiency. Based on 19th-century designs, the Savina offering is suitable for historically informed restoration projects. There is even a true freestanding tub filler for a grand Old World look. Models include pillar taps and widespread faucets, with two-handle, cross-handle, and lever-handle options available. Handles are capped with porcelain.

Available in a wide range of durable signature finishes, the Savina line coordinates with other JADO Luxury Bath Collection offerings. All models are water efficient with a maximum flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), and incorporate the new, exclusive JADO Luxury SpeedConnect®drain, an innovative technology that radically simplifies installation. In addition, the SpeedConnect drain plunger features a large European-style cap that covers the flange of the drain.

Follow the link to view the complete press release and a selection of images for the new Savina Collection.


Mr. Steam Announces Michael Pinkus New President

Posted on January 5, 2011 by Nora DePalma

Mr. Steam has announced that senior vice president Michael Pinkus has succeeded Charles Monteverdi as president, responsible for all company operations, including its Mr. Steam and Sussman Electric Boilers divisions. Pinkus received his degree in Industrial Design from Syracuse University and was contracted by Sussman-Automatic in the early 1990s to develop its first series of towel warmers.

Describing his economic outlook as “optimistic, but subdued,” Pinkus anticipates a mild rebound in 2011 in the markets Mr. Steam targets. He cites three specific factors that bode well for Mr. Steam: environmental concerns, the downsizing of homes, and accessible design within those smaller spaces.

View the complete press release for more information about the appointment and Pinkus’s projections for Mr. Steam.


New Steam Shower Sizing App Available from Mr. Steam

Posted on December 27, 2010 by Nora DePalma

Mr. Steam unveiled a free steam shower sizing app, now available for most smartphones, including the iPhone®, iTouch®, iPad or ® BlackBerry®. The new app allows users to quickly enter room dimensions, materials (e.g., tile/ stone/marble), as well as style and finish options through a series of pull-down menus -– all on their smartphone. Once the preferences are entered, the information and prices can be emailed to a designer or contractor.

The app allows users to get answers with a direct link to Steamtherapy® Consultants to help personalize their selection, and also makes it easier than ever to enter information on-the-go at jobsite or showroom.

Click here for more information on the new Mr. Steam sizing app.


Porcher® Freestanding Tubs Combine High Style with Luxury Options

Posted on July 14, 2010 by Nora DePalma

New high-style freestanding bathtubs from Porcher® range from the timelessly classic to the warmly traditional to the elegantly minimalist, while offering luxury bathing options such as old-world soaking comfort, soothing air massage, and healing light therapy.

• The Porcher® Tetsu® Slim Freestanding Bathtub and the Tetsu Wide-Deck embody a graceful and simple look reminiscent of Japanese aesthetics.

• The classically detailed Archive is inspired by the sculptural lines of 1920s English designs.

• The handsomely traditional Lutezia inflects vintage style with contemporary flair.

Each new tub coordinates with its respective suite of products for a distinctive, fully integrated bathroom design. Further style choices include decorative bases that are available for all models except the Tetsu Slim, which is intended for smaller bathrooms. All models are also available as drop-in tubs, and the Tetsu Wide-Deck can be used with deck-mounted Roman tub fillers.

Click here for the complete press release and hi-res images.


JADO and Porcher Brands Join Omni’s Luxury Products Group

Posted on May 19, 2010 by Nora DePalma

JADO and Porcher, makers of luxury bath and kitchen products, and part of the American Standard family of brands, recently joined Omni’s decorative showroom buying group, Luxury Products Group (LPG). This alliance will enable the two leading designer brands to join an elite list of luxury merchants and enjoy the benefits of showroom allegiance, a network of loyal members, product sales and support, and unique marketing opportunities.

“We are excited to increase our brands’ presence in hundreds of premier showrooms throughout the country,” says Mark Hamilton, general manager of American Standard’s luxury business. “We look forward to the new partnerships and growth that we anticipate as a result of this marketing alliance.”

For more information see the complete press release, available in the American Standard Brands press room.


Plumbing Showroom Boosts Sales 20 Percent

Posted on October 21, 2009 by Nora DePalma

Walt Disney said about customer service: “Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends.”

Michelle Henderson, kitchen and bath designer and showroom manager at Banner Plumbing Supply Company in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, takes this ideal to heart.  Banner Plumbing Supply increased their  showroom sales 20 percent through extraordinary customer service.

via American Standard - Resources.


Longley Supply and American Standard Display Systems - A Revenue Boosting Showroom Remodel

Posted on June 19, 2009 by Nora DePalma

Longley Supply and American Standard Display Systems - American Standard - Spotlight.

Successful showrooms drive sales with a dependable selection of popular products and fashion-forward features in an environment appealing to both professional trades and retail customers.

American Standard’s flexible, style-savvy display systems are designed to create the optimum in guest experience and business results, as evidenced in the 30 percent post-remodel sales increase experienced by Longley Supply of New Bern, N.C.  Read the story and view the photo gallery.

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