From Sketch to Production, Experts Transform Inspiration to Deliver Unique Designs
Las Vegas, Nevada (May 2009) - PFISTER™ Custom Faucet Solutions, an innovative custom fixture design program perfectly created for the benefit of the hospitality industry was unveiled today at HD Expo in Las Vegas. PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions enables design-focused clients to partner and collaborate one-on-one with the PFISTER™ Industrial Design Team, disciplined in traditional applied art and the integration of state-of-the-art technology, to develop unique designs true to original inspiration in as little as eight weeks.
“Customization and exclusivity are in high-demand in almost every U.S. market segment,” said Nick Kruse, marketing director, PFISTER. “PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions enables hospitality clients working on a budget to get in on the trend at a competitive price and with minimal turnaround time.”
Custom Platforms and Options
Faucets and fittings aren’t the only thing that PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions designs. Clients partnering with the PFISTER design team also can create exclusive shower systems and showerheads, as well as bath accessories and hardware, for a fully-integrated custom guest bath experience. PFISTER offers the largest selection of finishes in the industry with more than 17 available, and whether a client wants to create 200 or 1,000 guest rooms is also entirely their choice. PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions aims to provide virtually limitless design possibilities to any designer, decorator or architect with a vision for customization.
For those wanting a custom design but needing additional inspiration, PFISTER also offers clients an exclusive off-the-shelf catalog of modern and contemporary stock designs. Customers can order directly from the catalog or use it as inspiration for a new custom design.
PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions is on display May 14 – 16 at HD Expo in Las Vegas, booth No. 4966. For more information, please visit www.pfistercustom.com, or call 1-888-6PFCUSTOM (673-2878).
Four-Step Design Process
Through a collaborative and proven four-step design process, the PFISTER Industrial Design Team transforms inspiration to deliver a precise manifestation of design intent every time.
The following outlines the four-step process:
1. Intent – Collaboration begins by reviewing architectural details of the project, renderings of guest rooms, or even rough paper sketches to define design intent.
2. Design – From sketch to digital renderings, the design team uses state-of-the-art equipment to develop the shape and form of the design. Based on original intent, the team will provide 10-12 faucets for review.
3. Engineer – From three selected design renderings, the engineering team will develop 3-D models integrating PFISTER proven valve technology to establish functionality. Ensuring the design intent is maintained throughout the entire process is the teams’ top priority.
4. Produce – Using cutting-edge 3-D printers, rapid prototypes are developed to confirm the scale and proportionality for final design selection. Once the final design is approved, the team converts the chosen design into working samples for mock-up rooms as needed, at no extra charge.
PFISTER believes faucets should function as beautifully on the inside as they are on the outside. As one of the first faucet companies to be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program, it almost goes without saying that custom fixtures can also be high-efficiency, low-flow, EPA WaterSense certified and/or meet low-lead legislation.
PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions is a part of Price Pfister Inc., a Black & Decker company based in Lake Forest, Calif. that has been a leading manufacturer of residential kitchen and bath fixtures for nearly 100 years. PFISTER and Price Pfister products are differentiated by excellent quality and backed by a lifetime warranty, which covers finish and function for the life of the product. For more information on the entire suite of PFISTER or Price Pfister products, call 1-800-Pfaucet (1-800-732-8238) or visit www.PricePfister.com.
Black & Decker Hardware and Home Improvement (BDHHI) Group is a division of Black & Decker, a leading global manufacturer and marketer 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 including Baldwin, Kwikset, Weiser Lock®, Price Pfister® and K2™ Commercial Hardware by Black & Decker.
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