PISCATAWAY, N.J. — American Standard, DXV, and Grohe — the kitchen and bath brands that comprise LIXIL Water Technology Americas — have teamed up to create the “Beauty in Motion” mobile experience. This special exhibit-on-wheels, showcased in two tractor trailers touring the country, creatively displays the standout solutions from each of these industry leaders. The tour began in New York City at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) on May 14, 2016 and will visit select cities in the U.S. through March 2017.
“The ‘Beauty in Motion’ tour is a celebration of the numerous designs and collections introduced this year by American Standard, DXV, and Grohe for today’s homes. This traveling showroom approach is an method to promote the newest additions to the LIXIL portfolio,” said Maha El Kharbotly, chief marketing officer for LIXIL Water Technology Americas. “There is no better way to give showroom associates, trade professionals, and interior designers across the country full access to see, touch, and try the products in person. It’s a true delight to share these special experiences with our clients across the United States.”
In an impressive feat for mobile showrooms, many of the bath and kitchen faucets, toilets, hand showers and showerheads on display are working models, allowing visitors to experience a wide variety of products firsthand.
Here’s a look at leading products featured in the “Beauty in Motion” exhibit from each of the brands:
For American Standard, the spotlight is on a selection of intuitive new kitchen faucets — Beale, a hands-free, pull-down electronic faucet showcasing exclusive Selectronic sensor technology; and Edgewater, which features a blend of sleek styling and impressive functionality with its choice of four spray patterns to service any kitchen task. Attention is also given to the Coastal freestanding soaking tub, featuring an oval design that promotes contemporary sculptural styling at affordable pricing. What’s more, the mobile exhibit showcases the ground-breaking VorMax flushing technology that delivers the cleanest flush ever engineered and has been verified to clean the bowl two times better than conventional toilets*. Taking water conservation to the next level, the new H2Option dual-flush ultra-high-efficiency toilet (UHET) is on display. It has earned MaP PREMIUM certification for flushing at least 600 grams of solid waste using an average of only 1.1 gallons of water per flush (gpf).
DXV by American Standard selections blend the artisanal character of the past with the aesthetic and performance sensibilities of today. Among the highlights from this high-end brand is the SpaLet AT200 dual-flush smart toilet, which offers an unrivaled range of sophisticated features. Luxury conveniences such as hands-free flushing, automated lid opening and closing, and heated seat combine with a completely adjustable two-nozzle, water-spray system with integrated air-dryer to create a state-of-the-art smart toilet. DXV also showcases opulent freestanding soaking tubs in this exhibit with the minimalist Lyndon Collection in the 44-foot mobile showroom and the Golden Age-inspired Fitzgerald Collection in the 49-foot exhibit. Models from each of the distinguished DXV lavatory and kitchen faucet collections will also be highlighted in the showrooms.
Grohe adds to the assortment with luxe products that elevate the kitchen and bath experience. The brand’s K7 and LadyLux3 kitchen faucets — the former, a contemporary statement; the latter, a transitional look — are both available as hands-free options that feature Foot Control Technology, a first-to-market introduction. The clever coup allows the user to switch the water flow on and off with a tap of the foot on the activation plate installed discreetly in the toe space of the cabinet. The achievements continue with the Minta Touch Generation 2 faucet, with impresses with its EasyTouch technology. The kitchen faucet intuitively reacts to the user’s touch, whether it is the back of the hand or wrist, to activate the faucet and help reduce the spread of germs. Another ware set to wow: Retro-Fit, which transforms an existing shower into a luxurious shower system with a showerhead and hand shower ─ the system can be installed without breaking the wall in one hour or less.
The mobile exhibitions will be traveling to select cities through March 2017. To stay apprised of the tour’s local visits, follow the brand’s social media channels where posts will be tagged with #BeautyInMotionTour.
*Source: IAPMO R&T Labs Test Report No. 109-141486-002, comparing VorMax against conventional under-the-rim-water-dispersal toilets from major retailers.