Friday, August 27, 2010

Proper Fit

Yesterday I had the pleasure of being introduced to the newest collection of fittings, lighting, and tile at Waterworks, the Henry & Grove Brickworks. This new collection to me is a breath of fresh air for Waterworks and it really bridges a gap for them for fittings and fixtures with a transitional flair. I was a virgin to the Waterworks showroom---I know I know, after 7 years with Mark you would think that I would have been there before, but all that was rectified yesterday. What I love about this collection, is it draws it's inspiration from the "industrial age thinking." This collection has a very modern foundation, a departure from a lot of the Waterworks product that tends to be more traditional in nature. "Straightforward but not over-simplified, Henry and Grove are intelligent elements in modern settings. Functional composition and construction speak to the fittings' core aesthetic; the brickworks' surfaces and hues create a strong minimalist canvas that's a statement in itself."

One thing I love about this collection are the finishes and colors. The Grove bricks are available in all the shades of blue and gray that I am just madly in love with right now. Henry comes in chrome, nickel, but my favorite is the unlacquered brass, which is guaranteed to age and patina beautifully. There is a sample of the unlacquered brass in the showroom that has been there for a couple of weeks and the aging process has already begun, I will be checking back to see how it continues to oxidize. To view the collection at Waterworks you can visit their Atlanta showroom at the intersection of W. Paces Ferry Road/Roswell Road/Peachtree Street.

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