Villeroy & Boch shows off new product lines
Villeroy & Boch has a number of new product lines coming this spring after their official unveiling at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas.
The new lines include Architectura, Loop & Friends and Levanto. Additionally, the company also launched new products for the Perception/Perception+ collection.
Particularly popular at KBIS were two new Loop & Friends wellness bathtubs, according to the company. The tubs feature a 17.3" height for easier exiting and edges that double as shelving.
New Levanto vanities brought a minimalist vibe to the collection and feature optional LED mood lighting.
For the Perception/Perception+ collection, Villeroy & Boch is adding recessed and semi-recessed versions of the mirrored medicine cabinet, which joins the existing surface-mount variety. Features include adjustable glass shelves, deep frames for increased storage capacity, mirrored doors inside and out, a high-quality aluminum frame, and the option of integrated LED lights, an electrical outlet, a magnifying makeup mirror and a magnetic strip for grooming tools.
The industry’s finest vintage
When it comes to home improvement, everyone is in an apparent bid to out-modern, out-sleek and out-automate his competitors. But what about an appeal to gentler, “simpler” times?
There’s a market for those times and for these products. Here are a few retro examples.
Westinghouse Timeless Vintage Inspired Bulb
Getting down to the nuts and bolts of vintage design may require little more than a simple mood lighting fix. Westinghouse’s vintage filament bulbs offer up to 1,500 average rated hours, all the while conjuring images of Thomas Edison himself. (westinghouselighting.com)
Mondavi Reserve Barrel Flooring
Mondavi takes the concept of reclaimed flooring to its pinnacle with Reserve Barrel Flooring. It’s exactly what it sounds like — flooring made from used wine casks. (mondavihome.com)
American Standard Traditional Floor Mount Bathtub Faucet
Hearkening from American Standard’s DXV collection, a 150th anniversary line with throwbacks to the Classic, Golden Era, Modern and Contemporary periods, the Traditional Floor Mount Bathtub Faucet is reminiscent of an old-time rotary phone but comes with five functions a la 2015. (dxv.com)
Big Chill Retropolitan Fridge
Big Chill is arguably the seminal name in 50s-era kitchen appliances, known for its extensive lineup of cheery, pastel colors. However, in this century, fridges are also Energy Star-rated and feature advanced temperature and moisture controls. (bigchill.com)