Mamoli Flexible Faucet

The Cook Faucet by Sovrappensiero Design Studio for Mamoli rethinks the standard kitchen faucet for modern kitchens with emphasis on function, style and sustainability.

Cook flexible faucet | KitchAnn Style

The faucet’s revolution is characterized by the hose, made of silicone , brightly colored , soft to the touch  and repositionable 360°. The flexible hose docks in the chrome arched faucet using a magnetic mechanism.

The fully articulated retractable hose gives the chef full freedom to use and share the kitchen. The silicone hose is available in 5 colors:  sunflower gray, red chili, green sage, milky white and blue blueberry.

Compared to Arwa Twinflex faucet I wrote about in July 2009, I prefer the arch of the Cook faucet. Both offer similar colors for the flexible hose.

Cook flexible faucet colors| KitchAnn Style


Cook was created to combine the functionality and flexibility of a professional tap to the warmth and colors of a moment of leisure; convenience and fun in the kitchen will no longer have limits : an essential hint to
shape free thought.”

Cook flexible faucet | KitchAnn Style

Presented during Salone del Mobile 2014, the Cook faucet responds to challenges found in this evolving space at the center of the home, where multiple interactions now take place. The aim of Sovrappensiero was to create a device that stimulates a sense of creativity to help bring people together.

“The contemporary kitchen is no longer the workstation where meals are prepared, but a place to experiment and have fun, alone or in company.”

Cook flexible faucet | KitchAnn Style

Traditional Pulldown faucet

One of the difficulties in designing a theme kitchen or bath is finding plumbing fixtures that meet both the theme and the modern functionality homeowners want.

I was pretty pleased to discover this new traditional pull-down faucet from Waterstone Faucets. It’s designed and made in the USA from solid brass.

PLP Chrome Faucet | KitchAnn Style

The PLP Pulldown is extremely gorgeous and would you believe it, available in 31 finishes. It also comes with 3 decorative handle caps and is reverse osmosis compatible.

The PLP spray head has a unique “PLP” positive lock that keeps the head in place. The counter balanced spray head extends 18″ from the spout and features two spay types.

Other convenient features are  a control handle that adjusts up to 45 degrees (right or left) for clearance from backsplashes and the 360 degree swivel spout.

Coordinating accessories such as an air switch and soap\lotion dispenser are also available.

PLP pulldown | KitchAnn Style

PLP pulldown | KitchAnn Style

THG CuisineTraditionelle

THG has introduced a new line of traditional faucets for their Cuisine  kitchen series named Traditionelle.

THG’s new kitchen faucets are every bit as detailed and defined in their construction as the brand’s upscale collections for the bath that we’ve all come to love. Finish offerings include polished chrome, matte nickel and bronze.

In honor of its bath namesake modeled after the Belle Époque, THG’s 1900 features either a curved, high spout with embellished detailing and cross handles or a straight extendable spout.THG 1900 | KitchAnn Style

The Provencal-inspired, deck-mounted Bastide has the curved spout of what I have come to think of as the typical french country faucet. The porcelain lever makes one-handed operation effortless.

THG Bastide | KitchAnn Style

The Alliance faucet is described as having nautical overtones. I think the deck-mounted version looks like a bar tap but I am a big fan of the wall-mounted style.

THG Alliance | KitchAnn Style_

The Montmartre, named in honor of the most revered areas of Paris that was home to Impressionists, is a traditional faucet with a little twist added to the styling. It features an embellished on top with a more linear spout and has a more classically-inspired finial.

THG Montmartre | KitchAnn Style_

Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

I’m sure you’ve heard that diamonds are a girl’s best friend but did you know it applies to the functionality of  a kitchen? 

I don’t mean that the “little woman” will be happier slaving over your dinner if she’s wearing a giant rock.  I am referring to DIAMOND™ Seal Technology from Brizo.

You may recall from an earlier post that I was recently flown to NY as a guest of Brizo.  While there I got to learn about the incredible technology going into faucets and future technologies that will come in the near future.  I can’t give away what’s coming in the next few years but I can discuss the relevance of what’s available now.

Brizo faucets use diamond-coated valves to keep water from coming into contact with outside contaminants.  This advanced functionality adds to the durability of each faucet to stand up to the rigors of everyday use and have less leaks over time. The DIAMOND™ Seal Technology reduces the number of leak points and lasts up to 10 times longer than the industry standard. (Industry standard based on ASME 112.18.1 = 500,000 cycles.)

It also satisfies California statute AB 1953 mandating that by January 1, 2010, the weighted average (average amount of) lead content in pipes, fittings and fixtures used to convey drinking water cannot exceed 0.25% on wetted surfaces. The DIAMOND Seal Technology effectively keeps the water as pure as when it enters the faucet because there it keeps the water free of contact with potential metal contaminants.

Less leaks means more water conservation. Less contaminants means better water purity.  These two benefits play a vital role in Brizo’s commitment to Green Design.  A third part of their Green initiative  that you can’t taste or see in your home is their commitment to environmentally friendly manufacturing processes.

Brizo has taken steps so all of their manufacturing plants recycle the water they use, recycle any excess brass from the manufacturing process and they use a water-based metal cleaning methods that eliminates the need for ozone-depleting solvent degreasers.

Your faucet with DIAMOND Seal Technology will keep working well for years since it has no internal parts with lubricants that can get gunky. It’s stylish design and smooth operation will allow you to enjoy it in your home instead of replacing it and having it enter a landfill which makes it easier for you to be environmentally responsible.

Brizo®, the faucet brand for the fashion forward, meets the demand for aesthetics and performance with a collection of distinctively designed faucets and related products that create a fashion statement in the home.

I’ll be posting pictures of the NY trip on my Facebook page.

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