Better by Design

Collaboration is often the surest way to success—our founders Lou Snyder and Walt Diamond are a great example of the power of two. Partnerships bring forth new ideas, and in the case of designer-manufacturer relationships in the kitchen and bath world, you, the consumer, are the direct beneficiary. Lucky you!

Throughout our showrooms are top-notch, timeless products that require hours and hours (months, even!) of careful thought and discussion before they even make it into production, making the designer-manufacturer relationship one of the closest and most fascinating. Their efforts can produce new technologies and entirely new products that change the way we live. And when an award-winning designer is leading the creation, that well-functioning item will also be a thing of beauty.

Arne Jacobsen’s HV1 and KV1 designs for VOLA (bath and kitchen mixers, respectively) were revolutionary in their day. They were the first mixers to hide their workings within the wall or cabinetry, redefining how faucets could be positioned and opening up new design possibilities. Designed in 1968, they’re still two of the most modern-looking and effective designs on the market today. We think the other designs shown above (including local designers Michael Berman and Michael Smith) will become as instantly recognizable as Jacobsen’s. And we’re not just talking about faucets—we’ve got other great collaborations to share too, like David Rockwell’s 360-degree grill for Caliber and Fu-Tung Cheng’s Okeanito oven hood for Zephyr.

Think about how you interact with items in your home, be it a chair or a faucet. A well-designed item is an absolute pleasure to use, and there’s no greater investment than your comfort at home.