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CATALINA SUMMONS BACK THE GLAMOUR DAYS OF THE GREAT GATSBY

California Faucets' art deco style CATALINA faucet reflects the stylishness and sophistication of a bygone era when retro was new

November 14, 2007 | Product Release

ACCESSORIZE - Release Photo(Huntington Beach, CA, November 14, 2008) Youthful lightheartedness and optimism brought about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age when dancing the Charleston in beaded flapper dresses and feathers was all the rage. Fashion trends did then what they always had and always will do: borrow from the past and then mix and match existing with new designs to create unique, fresh styles. And the CATALINA faucet follows suit by borrowing the retro art deco styling that springs from the pages of The Great Gatsby, but also offers design flexibility.

Geometric lines and angular shapes typical of eclectic art deco design characterize the CATALINA faucet. Hexagons are the recurring stylistic theme. A strong pedestal supporting a bold, hexagonal lift knob anchors the sweeping arc of the spout. Flared handle escutcheons taper up to meet unique three-point handles with faceted, dimensional ends. Classic white porcelain “HOT” and “COLD” index buttons (shown) that can be upgraded to Swarovski® Strass® crystal in clear or sapphire blue cap the handles and add to the vintage mood.

Regardless which three-point handle you turn, cool sophistication flows from this art deco tour de force. But if art deco is not de rigueur in your design eye, California Faucets Custom Faucetry™ enables you to mix and match the CATALINA with a handle style from another faucet series and select from more than 30 decorative finishes. That means, if you love the CATALINA spout, but envision different handles and a different finish, you can change the look entirely. Just slip on, say, the Espresso Bronze finish, swap the three-point handles for the hexagonal lever handles from the MONTEREY and you have a unique new style (shown) that reflects personal expressiveness.

The CATALINA 8" widespread with three-point handles lists for $569 in Polished Chrome, a common material theme in art deco designs. Special Finishes such as Satin Nickel list for $768. And list price on a Premium Finish, such as Stainless Steel, another material characteristic of the art deco design movement, is $910. 
About California Faucets California Faucets has been manufacturing fine-quality, solid-brass decorative fittings since 1988. With over 25 styles and more than 30 decorative finishes, California Faucets’ Custom Faucetry™ allows you to combine any spout with any handle in any finish to create a design uniquely yours.  Design choices now exceed two million, and offerings range from traditional and transitional to contemporary and art deco. 

As part of Custom Faucetry™, California Faucets also offers Thermostatic Shower Systems, Tub and Shower Sets, Trim, and Bathroom Accessories. California Faucets’ products are sold at prominent decorative hardware and plumbing showrooms and at select kitchen and bath dealers nationwide.  For more information, call 1-800-822-8855 or visit www.calfaucets.com

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