Franke Exhibits 9 New Retail Faucets That Meld Form and Function

May 22, 2017

Among them is the Fast-In Collection, 4 faucets constructed of 100% lead-free stainless steel and equipped with Franke’s exclusive Fast-In installation technology to make renovation simple.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 21, 2017) – Franke, the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets, is showcasing its new line of retail faucets, which also are fashioned of Franke stainless steel, at the 2017 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York from May 21-24, 2017. The line includes the Fast-in Faucet Collection, which combines superior craftsmanship with ingenious engineering exclusively for the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) homeowner in five additional new models, also available to the retail customer, which feature easy-to-clean materials and are under Franke’s limited lifetime warranty.

 

The faucets in the Fast-In Collection – Bern Pulldown, Bern Pro Pulldown, Bernadine Pulldown and Bernard Pullout – are beautiful, rugged, and remarkably easy to install thanks to the Fast-In technology. They attach to the sink above the countertop in a few quick steps: simply insert the faucet base into the sink, locate the two mounting screws, and tighten with a Phillips screwdriver. The two mounting cleats will emerge from the base and rise until they connect with the sink for a secure fit. Five additional faucets complete the new line: Fuji Pulldown, Rigo Pulldown, Sion Pullout, Valais Pullout and Vesta Pullout. Available in both traditional and contemporary styles, they feature dual functioning spray heads and are a breeze to clean. All nine faucets are certified to be compliant with the NSF 61/372 requirements.

 

“Knowing that one of the most over-worked tools in the kitchen is the faucet, we were determined to create a line of faucets that could stand up to the toughest wear-and-tear and still look fabulous,” said Heather Jach, Retail Marketing Manager, Franke Kitchen Systems. “Our newest designs offer discriminating retail consumers all that and more, guaranteeing a level of quality materials only Franke can provide.”

 

All of Franke’s new retail faucets come with a 10-inch base plate for one- or three-hole installation; have dual-functioning spray heads that allow users to toggle between full and needle spray without reducing water pressure; high-performance nylon hoses and swivel bases that reach every corner of the sink; and easy-to-clean nozzles made from silicone to prevent hard water and lime scale buildup.  Franke’s retail faucets also help users save water with a low flow rate of 1.75 gallons per minute (gpm) – a standard that is compliant with CALGreen.

 

The Fast-In Collection of faucets are stainless steel, 100% lead free and feature Franke’s exclusive Fast-In installation technology. Additional highlights include:

 

  • Bern Pulldown Faucet: The faucet’s high-arch and modern, single-handle design is as durable as it is beautiful, and its high performance nylon hose has a 20-inch reach to clean every corner of the kitchen sink. The Bern Pulldown Stainless Steel Faucet is available for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $450.

 

  • Bern Pro Pulldown Faucet: Distinguished by a heavy-duty, commercial-sized spring that encases the faucet’s high-arching neck and bends up to 10.5 inches in any direction, the Bern Pro Pulldown Faucet gives any kitchen a professional look. Also, the faucet’s solid stainless steel construction provides durability for the swivel-mounted faucet neck, which locks into place on a heavy duty arm. The Bern Pro Pulldown Stainless Steel Faucet is available for a MSRP of $550.

 

  • Bernadine Pulldown Faucet: The faucet’s high-arch and modern, single-handle design adds style to the kitchen, and its 18-inch hose offers maximum coverage of the sink. The Bernadine Pulldown Stainless Steel Faucet is available for a MSRP of $400.

 

  • Bernard Pullout Faucet: The faucet’s extra tall body is taller than most other pullout faucets on the market. It swivels 120-degrees and features a modern, single-lever handle. Additionally, its high performance nylon hose has a 20-inch reach to clean every corner of the kitchen sink. The Bernard Pullout Stainless Steel Faucet is available for a MSRP of $400.

 

Franke’s Fuji Pulldown, Rigo Pulldown, Sion Pullout, Valais Pullout and Vesta Pullout retail faucets, available in chrome or satin nickel, are manufactured with a brass core for improved durability and functionality. Additional features include:

 

  • Fuji Pulldown Faucet: The heavy-duty, commercial-sized spring that encases the faucet’s high-arching neck and bends up to 8-inches in any direction gives the kitchen a professional look; its brass core provides durability for the swivel-mounted faucet neck, which locks into place on a heavy duty arm. The Fuji Pulldown Faucet helps consumers conserve water. Simply turn the handle one click for 50% water-flow; a second click of the handle brings the faucet to 100% water flow. The Fuji Pulldown Faucet is available for a MSRP of $425 (chrome) and $475 (satin nickel).

 

  • Rigo Pulldown Faucet: The faucet’s high-arch and 18-inch hose provides superior functionality with a timeless look. Plus, the Rigo Pulldown Faucet helps consumers conserve water. Simply turn the handle one click for 50% water-flow; a second click of the handle brings the faucet to 100% water flow. The Rigo Pulldown Faucet is available for a MSRP of $350 (chrome) and $400 (satin nickel).

 

  • Sion Pullout Faucet: With a 20-inch pullout nylon hose that can be pulled out sideways for use with one hand, a body that swivels 180-degrees, and a modern, single-lever design, the Sion Pullout Faucet makes cleaning large pots and cumbersome dishes easier than ever before. The Sion Pullout Faucet is available for a MSRP of $325 (chrome) and $375 (satin nickel).

 

  • Valais Pullout Faucet: Distinguished by its extended, American Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant long-lever handle, the Valais Pullout Faucet is designed to make kitchen work easier. The faucet’s high performance nylon hose has a 20-inch reach to clean every corner of the kitchen sink and features a body that swivels 180-degrees. The Valais Pullout Faucet is available for a MSRP of $300 (chrome) and $350 (satin nickel).

 

  • Vesta Pullout Faucet: Featuring a classic, long-lever handle, a 20-inch hose, and a body that swivels 180-degrees, the faucet has a classic look that will complement any kitchen. The Vesta Pullout Faucet is available for a MSRP of $250 (chrome) and $290 (satin nickel).

 

Franke’s new retail faucets are available at select retail locations for a MSRP between $250 – $550 (depending on style and finish). To find a Franke retailer near you and to learn more about Franke faucets, visit www.franke.us/ks.

 

About Franke

 

Franke is the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets; hot- and cold-water filtration; topmount, undermount and apron front sinks; and waste disposers. Headquartered in Aarburg, Switzerland, the Franke Group is a leading provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, bathrooms, professional food service, coffee preparation and beverage delivery. The group employs 9,000 people at 68 subsidiaries on four continents, and exports to over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.franke.us/ks.

 

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