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$2,000 glass faucet turning heads

October 2, 2017

A new faucet made of glass and steel that will retail for $2,000 is expected to turn heads at trade shows this fall.
The unique glass exterior and innovative design of the Fortis Uffizi faucet will be displayed at the Vancouver Interior Design Show this September, and at other kitchen and bath shows across Canada, according to Spectrum Brands, the U.S.-based manufacturer.
The faucet is a blend of glass and chrome that creates a show of turning on the water.
“There is nothing on the market quite like the Uffizi,” said Adam Findlay, Fortis marketing manager for Spectrum Brands. “Its unique glass design makes the water an integral part of the faucet’s look.”
Expected to retail for $2,000, the Fortis Uffizi, is constructed of handcrafted Italian glass and polished chrome. Uffizi’s first-of-its-kind design enables users to actually see the water rise in a glass cylinder before it cascades over the chrome spout.
The Uffizi collection also includes wall-mount bathroom faucets and coordinating accessories, and is available in polished chrome.
Fortis is part of Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI)—a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, and residential builders’ hardware and plumbing products, with a portfolio of well-known known brands including Stanley FANAL and Pfister.


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