KWC ZOE iconic kitchen faucet finds a home in the bath with new

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NEW PRODUCT
KWC ZOE Bath: Elegant, modern design of iconic kitchen
faucet finds a home in the bath with new faucet collection
NORCROSS, GEORGIA (MARCH 18, 2015) — KWC America is bringing the
distinctive, contemporary styling of its iconic KWC ZOE kitchen faucet to
the bathroom with the introduction of a luxury lavatory faucet and shower
valve collection with the identical name. As a result, designers and their
clientele can now extend the same minimalist, yet sculptural design
concept throughout an entire living space.
Intended for private residences, hotel guest rooms and washrooms, the
new KWC ZOE Bath faucet range was designed by NOA Design Studio of
Aachen, Germany, designers of the KWC ZOE Kitchen Faucet. The new
bath collection includes three options for the lavatory: single-lever and twohandle, widespread basin-mounted models, as well as a single-lever, wallmounted unit. The spout on the latter model is a straightened version of the
two basin models, whose design echoes the same elegantly curved shape
of the original kitchen faucet.
KWC ZOE Bath Widespread lavatory
faucet: $975 in a chrome finish (list).
”KWC ZOE has a comfortable, contemporary look that will integrate smoothly into
a wide variety of bathroom décors,” says KWC America President David Delle
Monache. “We’ve already seen designers place KWC ZOE in traditional as well as
modern kitchen environments, and always to excellent effect.”
Also included in the new KWC ZOE Bath collection are a bathtub spout and a
choice of four shower valve trim kits: two thermostatic models (with and without
diverter, depending on whether the application is for shower only or for a tubshower); and two pressure balance models (again, with and without diverter). Both
types of shower valves are intended to keep the water in the shower at a safe
temperature.
KWC ZOE Bath Single-lever
lavatory faucet: $750 in a
chrome finish (list price).
USER-FRIENDLY FUNCTIONALITY: In addition to its unique shape and striking
aesthetics, the KWC ZOE Bath collection offers a number of user-friendly
functions:
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• Swivel spout: Like its kitchen counterpart — but unlike most bath faucets — KWC ZOE Bath features
a spout that rotates 90 degrees, or 45 degrees in either direction from its center point. The intent is to
make it easier to rinse soap, toothpaste and the like from the basin without splashing the countertop
and its surroundings. But this lateral movement also enhances the sculptural qualities of the faucet.
“Turning the spout transforms the KWC ZOE into a dynamic sculpture,” says KWC Product Services
Manager Brian Hinson. “With every slight movement, a new and interesting shape results.”
• Easy to keep clean: The basin-mounted models of the new KWC ZOE Bath have only one major
seam, positioned at the swivel point of the spouts. Fewer interfaces and joints, combined with smooth
transitions between the faucet’s various shapes, are all part of the modern look of KWC ZOE. But
these design characteristics also offer the practical advantage of making the faucet easier to clean.
• Simple lever design: Like its kitchen predecessor, the single-lever lavatory model operates with a
slender pin lever, whose darkened tone is designed to blend into the background and not draw
attention from the faucet’s stately spout, which measures 9-1/8 inches tall. The pin lever near the base
of the spout moves smoothly and precisely in three different directions to control both flow and
temperature. The latter is modulated by pulling the lever forward for colder water, or pushing it back for
hot — exactly opposite the way many lever faucets work. This common-sense feature is designed to
protect users — especially young children — from coming into contact with excessively hot water.
• Neoperl spray: All three lavatory faucets are equipped with a pressure-compensating, Neoperl
aerator that features a water-saving flow rate of 1.5 gallons per minute. In the near future, KWC
expects the faucets to earn the WaterSense label, given only to bath and shower products that have
been independently tested and certified to use at least 20 percent less water than average products —
without sacrificing performance or quality.
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Available in two finishes, chrome and splendure stainless steel, the KWC ZOE Bath series will be
available through select dealers nationwide until July 1, when it will be made available to all KWC
showrooms. The series will expand to include other faucet, tub and shower products later this year.
According to Delle Monache, “This new collection is third in a series of five planned product-line
introductions for the bath. With five lines by year-end, KWC is moving towards a leadership position in the
North American luxury bathroom market, a position already held by KWC in the Swiss market.”
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For more information on KWC ZOE Bath, please visit: www.kwc.us.com.
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KWC ZOE BATH SERIES: LIST PRICING
SPLENDURE
FINISH
MODEL NUMBER
CHROME
FINISH
SINGLE-LEVER LAV FAUCET
12.201.131.000, -127
$750
$1,050
WIDESPREAD LAV FAUCET
12.203.151.000, -127
$975
$1,365
WALL-MOUNT LAVATORY
11.202.034.000, -127
$800
$1,120
WALL-MOUNT LAVATORY ROUGH IN
39.003.400.000
$200
$200
PRESSURE BALANCE TRIM KIT | NO DIVERTER
21.204.140.000, -127
$400
$560
PB TRIM KIT | NO DIVERTER ROUGH IN
K.38.P4.06.931.2310
$225
$225
PRESSURE BALANCE TRIM KIT | DIVERTER
21.204.240.000, -127
$460
$644
PB TRIM KIT | DIVERTER ROUGH IN
K.38.P4.04.931.2310
$295
$295
THERMOSTATIC TRIM KIT | NO DIVERTER
21.204.230.000, -127
$690
$966
TS TRIM KIT | NO DIVERTER ROUGH IN
K.37.93.61.931.3810
$480
$480
THERMOSTATIC TRIM KIT | DIVERTER
20.204.230.000, -127
$740
$1,050
TS TRIM KIT | DIVERTER ROUGH IN
K.37.93.61.931.3810
$480
$480
BATHTUB SPOUT
26.201.073.000, -127
$325
$455
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ABOUT KWC
KWC is a leading supplier of luxury kitchen and bath faucets,
shower systems and accessories in North America. For
more than 140 years, KWC has defined Swiss Excellence
and is proud to be the first faucet manufacturer in
Switzerland to receive the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance
Certificate. That KWC faucets are still designed and
manufactured in Switzerland is our guarantee of the
expertise and skill of the workforce, the constant refinement
of tried-and-tested technologies and a consistently highquality product. For more information, visit:
www.kwc.us.com. Or call: 678.334.2121.
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