(For Your Sink)
Some can leave you hot; others can leave you cold. These new bath faucets will leave you awed.
Hansa’s Hansamurano faucet, produced at Murano’s famed glass-blowing factory, Cenedese, transforms glass and chrome into a sleek water sculpture. Available in the U.S. in chrome and glass, the Hansamurano line comes in two faucet sizes, a matching showerhead, and a tub spout, in addition to a complete set of accessories. Available at Best Plumbing in Yorktown Heights ➤ $1,015
the bee’s knees
A subtle pattern of honeybees in flight lends a touch of whimsy to Kohler’s Vas lavatory faucet, shown here with a Cerana design. The ceramic faucet is crafted in browns and golds. Available at Davis & Warshow in Mount Kisco, Best Plumbing Tile & Stone in Yorktown Heights, and Consolidated Plumbing Supply Company in Mount Vernon ➤ starts at $862
Fusion’s Tai Chi is hand cast using the artisan process of “lost wax” in which each piece is formed in its own sand mold, giving it one-of-a-kind detailing. The bamboo design is a perfect fit with globally influenced interiors. Available at EXPO Design Center in New Rochelle ➤ $549
The rustic CIXX faucet by Sonoma Forge, shown here in hand-forged brass, combines a time-honored look with modern technology: it’s available with no-touch faucet technology. Available with matching hand-forged accessories at Quintessentials in New York City ➤ $1,440
spout to tout
THG Paris and designer Pierre-Yves Rochon created this exquisitely decorated Frivole faucet, which combines white Bernardaud porcelain, accented with a silver damask pattern, with handcrafted metal. Available with cylindrical knobs or with single-lever handles, the Frivole Lav Set comes in more than 35 custom THG finishes. Available at Klaff’s in South Norwalk, Connecticut, and Blackman Plumbing Supply and The Brass Center, both in New York City ➤ $1,302 in polished chrome
a new twist
Glass Faucet by artisan James McKelvey is an artful twist on the traditional fixture. A special sealant makes the blown glass, tempered for strength, virtually non-breakable. The faucet, which is available in a single or double twist, comes in amethyst, green, ruby, or cobalt (shown). Available at The Guild at www.artful
home.com ➤ Single Twist, $1,100, Double Twist, $1,355
From its Cristal de Lalique collection, THG’s Papillon faucet has crystal butterfly handles and is complemented by a set of matching accessories. Each of the handles in the collection, done in collaboration with the renowned crystal art and jewelry design house, is hand-signed by a master glass worker. Available in more than 35 custom finishes at Klaff’s in South Norwalk, Connecticut, and Blackman Plumbing Supply and The Brass Center, both in New York City ➤ $4,507 in polished chrome.