PFISTER Industrial Design Team Leverages the Price Pfister 100-Year Heritage to Transform Inspiration and Deliver Never-Before-Seen Designs at HD Expo
Lake Forest, California (May 2010) - PFISTER™ Custom Faucet Solutions, a custom fixture design program from Price Pfister® created primarily for the benefit of the hospitality industry, is on display this week at Hospitality Design Conference & Exposition HD Expo in Las Vegas. PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions gives interior designers the unique opportunity to partner and work one-on-one with the PFISTER Industrial Design Team who are disciplined in traditional applied art while integrating state-of-the-art technology, to develop never-before-seen faucets and fixtures in as little as eight weeks.
“In the hospitality industry, exclusivity is something to strive for, but in today’s economy, businesses are also working to keep their budgets lean,” said Nick Kruse, marketing director, PFISTER. “PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions enables clients on a budget to create one-of-a-kind, beautiful, high-quality pieces to differentiate them from the competition, at an unbeatable price and with minimal turnaround time.”
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.
“We’re celebrating our 100th anniversary at Price Pfister this year, and we’re very proud of our long-standing industry leadership and heritage of delivering beautiful, quality designs. Our talented designers are the backbone of this success and it’s a thrill for them to be able to closely collaborate with fellow interior artists to bring unique visions to life,” said Kruse.
The following outlines the four-step process of the design team:
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 faucet designs for review.
3. Engineer – From three selected design renderings, the engineering team will develop 3-D models integrating PFISTER quality 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 finaldesign is approved, the team converts the chosen design into working samples for mock-up rooms as needed, at no extra charge.
Clients partnering with the PFISTER Industrial Design Team, can not only create custom faucets and fittings, they also can create exclusive shower systems and showerheads, as well as bath accessories and hardware, for a fully-integrated and unique guest bath experience. PFISTER offers one of the largest selection of finishes in the industry with nearly 20 available. Whether a client wants to create 200 or over 1,000 guest rooms also is entirely their choice. PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions aims to provide virtually limitless design possibilities to any designer, decorator or architect with a flair for personalization.
For those wanting a custom design but needing additional inspiration, PFISTER also offers clients an 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 personalized design. PFISTER Custom Faucet Solutions is on display May 19 – 21 at HD Expo in Las Vegas, booth No. 4966. For more information, please visit www.pfistercustom.com, or call1-888-6PFCUSTOM 673-2878.
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 new low-lead regulations.For more information on WaterSense faucets and environmental sustainability programs, click here.