Price Pfister Showcases Innovative Kitchen and Bath Solutions at the 2008 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago

Apr 11, 2008

New Design-Centric Fixtures Offer Affordable and Stylish Functionality

Chicago, Illinois (April 2008) -  Price Pfister®, a leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath fixtures/accessories, today announced its new collection of kitchen and bath solutions at the 2008 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS). Price Pfister’s new product line introductions include the modern-inspired Kenzo™ lavatory family featuring the industry’s first eco-friendly wall mount waterfall trough faucet; two new Thermostatic Shower Systems with a groundbreaking diverter-less technology for its half-inch system; the Saxton™ collection’s full lavatory family with a water-conscious faucet; the Portola™ line’s complete family of traditional-inspired lavatory fixtures; and the Clairmont™ kitchen faucet’s ergonomic design with a pull-out spray head. These innovative designs offer optimum functionality and Price Pfister’s seal of excellence, and will be showcased at K/BIS in Chicago’s McCormick Place, April 11-13, booth No. S5470. 

“Price Pfister is known for innovation in design and technology and our new product offerings certainly demonstrate our dedication to leading the way in providing the very latest in kitchen and bath solutions,” said Greg Williamson, vice president, Marketing, Price Pfister. “Our new products deliver the functionality and style that industry pros are seeking to present to their end-users, and we’re excited to introduce these fresh kitchen and bath collections at K/BIS.” 

Modern-Inspired Lavatory Product Offerings

The highlight of Price Pfister’s K/BIS introductions is the modern-inspired Kenzo bath collection, which caters to the growing demand for highly stylized minimalist designs. Kenzo features the industry’s first wall mount waterfall trough faucet that also is available in a variety of additional configurations including single control centerset, single control vessel, and eight-inch widespread, all of which conserve water with a 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm) flow rate versus the 2.2 gpm industry standard mandated by the Federal Energy Policy Act of 1992. The Eco-Pfriendly™ Kenzo trough faucet currently is being tested to meet the EPA’s WaterSense specification for high-efficiency lavatory faucets.

Kenzo offers a fully coordinated look with its matching roman tub products, tub-shower products and bidet option to complete the collection’s full line of lavatory products. The Kenzo collection’s sleek architecture offers a modern selection for trendy urban developments and hospitality settings, and will be available in chrome and satin nickel finishes when the line launches this summer.

Innovative Thermostatic Shower Systems

Price Pfister also is introducing its first Thermostatic Shower Systems at K/BIS. A leader in innovation, Price Pfister offers the 1/2” TX8 Thermostatic Shower System, which features the industry’s first diverter-less body spray. This ground-breaking design significantly improves installation time and delivers a 50 percent reduction in cost and labor. The high-flow TX8 value delivers more than 7.0 gpm at 60 pounds per square inch (psi) to support body sprays and an invigorating raincan showerhead. This half-inch system exceeds expectations for new construction and remodeling projects with an enhanced shower experience at an exceptional value.

The 3/4" Thermostatic Shower System is the ultimate choice in luxury for the fully customized shower. It delivers a flow rate of more than 12 gpm with water pressure at 60 psi and features a versatile style that seamlessly adapts to contemporary or traditional décor. This Thermostatic Shower System provides an entirely customizable shower, offering a completely coordinated display of universal body sprays, raincan shower head, hand shower packages, volume control valves, and a three-way diverter valve.

Price Pfister’s Thermostatic Shower Systems will launch this summer and will be available in chrome, nickel and Tuscan bronze finishes.

Fresh Line of Lavatory Fixtures 

Featuring an eye-catching fusion of contemporary and traditional styles, the newly introduced Saxton collection provides a transitional design for today’s bath, and a full line of lavatory fixtures, including an invigorating raincan shower head and hand shower. This new bath collection features water-efficient lavatory faucets with a 1.5 gpm flow rate. The Saxton collection will launch this summer and will be available in chrome, satin nickel and Tuscan bronze finishes.

Also making its début at K/BIS, the Portola family offers a complete line of traditional style lavatory fixtures. This collection features a tub-shower configuration and coordinating faucets available in eight-inch widespread, four-inch single control, and four-inch centerset. This trade-exclusive offering will launch in the summer in chrome, satin nickel and Tuscan bronze finishes.

Other recently launched Price Pfister lavatory collections also will be showcased at K/BIS, including the Ashfield™, Avalon™, Catalina ™, Contempra™, Marielle™, Pfirst Series™, Portland™, Santiago™ and Treviso™. 

Functional Kitchen Designs 

Price Pfister’s Clairmont collection is an ergonomic design that features a pull-out spray head that easily adjusts to stream and spray water flows for maximum kitchen functionality. Its braided vinyl hose and quick connect fittings provide a fast and easy installation for professionals or consumers. The Clairmont presents a compact structure and versatile style that perfectly complements any traditional or contemporary kitchen setting. This collection is available in stainless steel and chrome finishes.

Other recently launched Price Pfister kitchen collections also will be showcased at K/BIS, including the Ashfield, Avalon, Catalina, Contempra, Hanover™, Marielle, Parisa™, Portland and Treviso.

Price Pfister was the first in the industry to offer ceramic disc valving to the mass market for a leak-free guarantee on all of its products. All of its kitchen and bath fixtures come standard with ceramic disc valves and are covered by the Pforever Warranty®, which guarantees finish and function for the life of the product.

About Price Pfister®

Price Pfister Inc., a Black & Decker company based in Lake Forest, Calif., has been a leading manufacturer of residential kitchen and bath fixtures for nearly 100 years. Price Pfister products are differentiated by excellent quality and backed by the Pforever Warranty®, which covers finish and function for the life of the product. For more information on the entire suite of Price Pfister products, call 1-800-Pfaucet (1-800-732-8238) or visit

Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI) Group is a division of Black & Decker, the world’s largest producer of power tools, power tool accessories and security hardware. Today, the BDHHI Group includes some of the most recognizable hardware and home improvement brands in the world, such as Price Pfister, Kwikset®, Weiser Lock® and Baldwin®.

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