What’s on tap for faucets?
With sink fixtures flaring their peacock feathers to a larger extent each year, great design is a bare minimum requirement for getting noticed in the faucet world.
These days, companies can still earn plenty of prestige for the right combination of clean, modern lines and smooth operability, but faucets are also hopping aboard the smart home train and offering a level of functionality never before seen in a tap.
Whether for their unusually good looks or their game-changing features, here are a handful of faucets that stopped HCN editors in their tracks.
InSinkErator 3N1 Faucet
Meet what InSinkErator is proudly touting as the industry’s first kitchen faucet and hot water dispenser in one. The 3N1 provides unfiltered hot and cold tap water, as well as filtered boiling water, in the convenient format of a kitchen tap. (insinkerator.com)
Pfister Selia Touch-Free Faucet
Pfister’s first touch-free kitchen faucet uses motion sensors to start and stop water flow. It also features a “Hibernate” mode (in which the sensor is disabled during faucet cleaning) and a SmartStop function, which automatically shuts the faucet off after two minutes.
Victoria + Albert Staffordshire Bath Faucet
With a stately profile that riffs off the vintage telephone, the Victoria + Albert bath faucet features a hand-held shower and a wide array of handle options. At a price point of $2,310 and up, it’s squarely in the upper echelons of luxury.
Moen STo Collection
The STo faucet hits the nail of streamlined design on the head. The pulldown wand fits seamlessly into the faucet neck, and Moen’s Reflex technology ensures smooth, easy operability. (moen.com)