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American Standard Goes Luxe: The DXV Collection

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Nov 04, 2014 01:05 AM
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by Remodelista Team last modified Nov 03, 2014

This is not your grandmother's bathroom and kitchen. American Standard, a brand synonymous with quality, dependability, and utilitarian style, is going upscale with a line of luxury fixtures and faucets. Meet DXV by American Standard .  To create the new portfolio, American Standard looked to design trends of the past century as well as its own archives, which date back to the company's founding in 1872 as a small tinwork shop in Massachusetts. But  DXV  faucets and fixtures aren't just reissues—they're modern interpretations of styles spanning the decades and presented in four movements: Classic (1880 to 1920), Golden Era (1920 to 1950), Modern (1950 to 1990), and Contemporary (1990 to today). And like fashion, mixing and matching pieces from different periods is not only possible but encouraged.  Here's a roundup of some of our favorites from the collection. Kitchen Above: Julie, Remodelista's editor in chief, considers the pot filler over her range to be her kitchen's greatest luxury (Michelle of Gardenista feels the same; read her Ode to the Pot Filler ). The DXV Contemporary Pot Filler  has a two-piece, adjustable arm that reaches a generous 22 inches while striking a low profile when not in use. Available in polished-chrome ($1,095) or ultra-steel ($1,295) finishes. Above: A farmhouse classic updated with contemporary lines, the Orchard 36-Inch Kitchen Sink  from the DXV Classic Movement  could be the most versatile kitchen sink around; $1,400. Made in Italy, the fire clay bowl can be mounted undercounter, flush countertop, or above-counter (with a custom installation), and includes a convenient bottom sink rack. Above: The Isle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet (part of the DXV Contemporary Movement ) swivels 150 degrees and has a pull-down spout for hidden sprayer convenience. Available in polished-chrome ($600) or ultra-steel ($720) finishes.  Bath Above: The DXV Lyndon Collection offers a full suite of bath fixtures and faucets sized for compact bathrooms, including the fire clay  Lyndon Wall-Mount Bathroom Sink ($600) and the vitreous china Lyndon Two-Piece Elongated Dual-Flush Toilet ($650). The high-efficiency, low-water consumption (1.28/1.0 gallons per flush) toilet features a siphon-action jetted bowl, an EverClean® surface that inhibits bacteria growth, and a slow-close telescoping seat.   Above: The minimalist Percy Wall-Mounted Vessel Faucet with Cross Handles  comes in brushed nickel ($707) and polished chrome ($615).  Above:  DXV's Percy Collection includes streamlined bathroom accessories, such as the Percy 24-Inch Towel Bar shown here in brushed nickel ($216).   Above: From the DXV Golden Era Movement , we like the enduring look of the  Fitzgerald Collection . The fire clay  Fitzgerald 28-Inch Pedestal Bathroom Sink  includes a faucet ledge with an integral soap recess ($585). Above: Pair the  Fitzgerald 28-Inch Pedestal Bathroom Sink  with the cast-brass Randall Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Cross Handles . It's offered in three finishes: polished chrome ($700), platinum nickel ($805), and brushed nickel ($805). The DXV product portfolio is available exclusively in showrooms. Use the DXV Showroom Locator  to find the one nearest you.   More Stories from Remodelista Currently Coveting: Japanese-Style Tableware Made in LA Object Lessons: The Great Japanese Cast-Iron Kettle Grill in Style: A Japanese Stovetop Toaster for Small Kitchens






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