30 August 2012

Industrial Evolution

I think it's the coupling of precision detailing and imposing proportion that makes the R.W. Atlas collection of kitchen and bath fittings so appealing. Exposed handle screws, knurled elements [inspired by the textured bezels of 35-mm camera lenses], and hefty cast-brass construction gives them a commanding presence. In the pursuit of authenticity, designers Roman and Williams even modified the manufacturing procedure: The faucets are available with the gently pitted surface produced by the tumbling stage of the finishing process, a texture that would normally be smoothed away by a final polishing step. waterworks.com

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