TORONTO, Jan. 18th, 2018 - Inspired by the German winemaking traditions from Blanco’s home region of Baden–Württemberg, the new BLANCO EMPRESSATM faucet collection is the perfect example of a classic European design infused with modern features. Signature details include vintage wine press-like handles and wine chalice inspired design elements. This versatile collection will offer four distinct faucet models and a soap dispenser, which coordinate beautifully with modern farmhouse sink styles and kitchens: EMPRESSATM Semi-Pro, EMPRESSATM Bridge, EMPRESSATM High Arc and EMPRESSATM Bar / Prep.
The traditionally designed pull-down, dual spray EMPRESSATM Semi-Pro features a convenient cylindrical support arm with an easy to use magnetic handspray holder. The flexible, chef-inspired matte-black rubber hose adds the perfect amount of modern flair. Two worlds collide with the EMPRESSATM Bridge – modern function with a traditional silhouette. The EMPRESSATM Bridge offers the best of both worlds – vintage, dual handle operation with an efficient pull-down sprayhead – eliminating the need for an additional side spray. For those who enjoy the elegant nostalgia of a bridge faucet but prefer the simplicity of using a single lever, will appreciate the EMPRESSATM High Arc. Finishing the EMPRESSATM suite is the EMPRESSATM Bar / Prep faucet and EMPRESSATM soap dispenser.
“The EMPRESSATM family is an exciting new addition to the BLANCO faucet portfolio in Canada,” says Blanco Canada’s Director of Marketing, Edyta Drutis. “This impressive collection, although a slight departure from our typically contemporary and transitional faucet styles, will undoubtedly meet the demands of our market, where modern farmhouse trends are continuing to rise. We’re very excited to be able to introduce this new faucet collection in such a diverse range of models.”
The EMPRESSATM family will include high-quality components such as; insulated handsprays, 180° swivel, solid brass construction and ceramic disc cartridges. With water consumption in mind, the BLANCO EMPRESSATM collection is designed with a reduced flow rate of 1.5 gpm and will be offered in Chrome and Stainless Finish (PVD). As with all Blanco sinks and faucets, it will also come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Product availability is scheduled for Spring 2018.
For three generations, Blanco has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. Founded by Heinrich Blanc and family-owned since 1925, Blanco's humble beginnings originated in Oberderdingen, Germany – also the current location of Blanco’s global headquarters. Proud of its European heritage and award-winning German engineering, Blanco is truly committed to their tradition of high quality, innovative design and unsurpassed service that can be seen in the unique selection of STEELART® sinks, in the natural warmth and beauty of SILGRANIT® products and in the elegant artistry of Blanco kitchen faucets. In 2014, Blanco produced its 50-millionth sink, and in 2015, Blanco marked its 90th anniversary worldwide. Blanco Canada is home to the North American manufacturing of SILGRANIT® sinks. As a recognized leader in superior craftsmanship and innovation, our products are reflections of our human evolution that connects function, expression and technology.