06 November 2009

MOLTEN GOLD - Fabulous Faucets

MOLTEN GOLD is another new Gold Notes feature being launched this week. Each edition will focus on a hot new product or company in the design world. Molten actually means having warmth or brilliance, and my goal is to bring you brilliant new finds that you may want to add to your own home. We'll start in the bathroom this time around.

Fabulous Faucet #1 - SSI's Fluid Series Penguin

A press release for this faucet came my way a few weeks ago and I absolutely adored its light-hearted sophistication. I could definitely see this in any bathroom that doesn't take itself too seriously.

It is clean and contemporary, and sized for wading-pool (AKA countertop) sinks. However, it doesn't have the cold, clinical look that I dislike in so many modern faucets.

Fabulous Faucet #2 - SSI's Fluid Series Emperor

A week or so later, a press release for the Emperor faucet arrived, and I loved it, too. (So have others -- the Emperor has won two product design awards already.) This one was inspired by an ancient Chinese dynasty. Like the Penguin, you can see its inspiration in its sexy lines. And like its fellow fluid series member, the Emperor brings an element of wit to a contemporary bath.

The Brand

I wasn't familiar with Sustainable Solutions International (SSI) before meeting their Penguin and Emperor creations. They call themselves a U.S.-based green manufacturer, though they also have a strong Canadian presence, and produce sinks and bathroom accessories, as well as faucets.

There are eight style series in the fluid faucets line. Toucan, Swing, Sublime, Fan and Wisdom round out the collection. They all feature flow-regulated aerators and WaterSense certification.

The Facts

Warranty: Lifetime

Pricing: MSRPs start at $595

Phone # for Local Distribution: 800-460-7019

Website: fluidfaucets.com


  1. Aren't these faucets interesting? I think they are quite elegant. I especially like the 'emperor' one. Would be so cool in an Asian-inspired bath design.

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