6 Fashion Forward Faucets

Stylish sinks are sporting sleek contemporary and updated classic plumbing fixtures.

Le 9, a collaboration of designer Pierre-Yves Rochon and THG® Paris, is a contemporary interpretation of Art Deco style with a blend of defined contours and refined materials. Cylindrical howlite handles feature contrasting quadrants in the same finish as the soft matte gold finish of the spout. As pictured, $6,930. Also available in various configurations, tub and shower systems, and matching accessories. Blackman Plumbing Supply in Mahwah and Parsippany.

Reminiscent of an early 20th century aesthetic, the Rook® Kitchen Collection by Brizo® modernizes the look with a new articulating bridge that provides visual intrigue as well as convenience. The Rook Collection, named for a chess piece, alludes to calculated design choices, including graceful curves that complement precise angles. Shown in a Brilliance® Lux Steel™ finish for $1,380. Other finishes available. Ferguson Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Gallery locations. Brizo.com.


The Skyline collection is a sensuous tribute to the urban landscape, created by Franz Viegener, a century-old company with roots in Germany and South America. The gentle shape belies the technical savvy required to create the low-profile design. Available in polished or brushed nickel, polished chrome, flat black and rose, brushed or polished gold for $1,150 to $1,350. Franz Viegener North America available at Icon Decorative Plumbing & Hardware in Lakewood. FranzViegener.us.


The AK/25 faucet from Aboutwater by Boffi and Fantini is inspired by oriental philosophy, art and nature. The faucet opens and closes on a hinge, suggesting the folding aspect of origami, so you can keep it neatly tucked away when not in use and then swivel it open when needed. The faucets have a matte gun metal PVD finish. The wall-mount is $3,294 with a swivel spout and $2,871 with a fixed spout. The deck-mount is $4,723 with a folding spout and $4,283 with a fixed spout. Also available are rainfall or waterfall showers and tub fillers. Hardware Designs Inc. in Fairfield. Aboutwater.it.

The Bel Canto by California Faucets features a cylindrical shape with the faucet stem on the bottom and a “hub” handle on top for a nearly seamless shape. Users push the hub to operate the faucet and move it left or right to adjust the temperature. The spout delivers water in a vertical sheet for a waterfall effect. The single-hole faucet comes in two heights: 8½ inches for lavatory sinks ($659-$1,054, depending on finish) and 147⁄8 inches for vessel sinks ($759-$1,214). Frank Webb Home in Piscataway, Pleasantville and Madison. CaliforniaFaucets.com.

The Sensate® has Kohler® Konnect technology that allows you to use voice commands to turn water on and off and to dispense measured amounts. You also can control Sensate with touchless motions. The Sensate alerts you if it detects unusual water usage, comes with a magnetic docking system that locks the sprayhead into place and a quiet braided hose and ball joint that make the pull-down sprayhead easy to use. Comes in Polished Chrome, Vibrant Stainless, Matte Black and Oil-Rubbed Bronze finishes for $875-$1,105. Kohler Signature Stores in Eatontown and Paramus and General Plumbing Supply locations throughout New Jersey. Kohler.com.