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Waterworks after RH acquisition

July 31, 2018

We can’t wait to specify two of their new custom cabinet collections. Bridle dresses up cabinetry with metal straps and integrated cabinet pulls. The v-grooves on the wood offer the cabinetry enough flexibility to be in a rustic kitchen.
Image courtesy of: Waterworks
Two years ago, Restoration Hardware bought a controlling interest in Waterworks. As you can imagine, we were extremely excited that two of our favorite companies joined forces. To streamline the acquisition and maintain consistency, Barbara and Peter Sallick remained on in their previous roles at Waterworks.
Since the acquisition, Waterworks continues to offer the highest quality plumbing fixtures around.
As we’ve specified Waterworks fixtures for dozens of projects over the years, we have our favorite lines which include R.W. Atlas and Henry. Now, there are two new lines that we want to highlight, as they’re sure to be new favorites soon!
Pullman features inset metal trim with “L” brackets at the corners on each drawer and cabinet
door. Hardware ties into the trim for a clean, uniform look.
Image courtesy: Waterworks

The Pullman Collection is timeless and we love the hand-applied metalwork that is placed into each panel. The end-product is a look which appears customized and almost like furniture. All cabinetry is built in the United States within small mills that have employed the same skilled cabinetmakers for generations.

The cabinets are made from the highest-grade American walnut, quarter-sawn white oak or maple. In addition, the joinery looks like art… it’s smooth and tight. Drawers are constructed of solid pieces vs. bits-and-pieces of wood melded together.

A pull-down spray was added to the popular Henry Kitchen faucet, which comes in a variety of metals.
Image courtesy of: Waterworks

The luxury bath and kitchen brand has been around since 1978. Over the years, they’ve grown to have 15 showrooms in the US and the UK; plus, Waterworks products can also be found at luxury retailers and online.  This merger has created the first fully integrated luxury home platform in the world… quite a feat!

The On Tap Bar Faucet is perfect for a wet bar. Modelled after the classic beer tap, it’ll bring a touch of the pub home. This special order faucet is sure to make a statement in any room it’s placed.
Image courtesy of: Waterworks

For the past 40 years, it’s been the quality of materials which has distinguished Waterworks from other luxury suppliers. Perhaps that’s why Restoration Hardware CEO, Gary Friedman, envisioned that this merger would be great for it’s consumers.

Testing the showers… back “in the day”.

Image courtesy of: Waterworks

We love both Restoration Hardware and Waterworks, so we were delighted when hearing the news of this acquisition. The streamlined products within both companies are sure to be wonderful compliments of each other. It’s now doubt that new products will soon be introduced… and we can’t wait to see what they are!

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