Watermark Designs, the Brooklyn-based designers and manufacturers of faucets and fixtures for both residential and commercial projects, is kicking off a year-long celebration in honor of one of their most popular products: the Brooklyn faucet collection.
As the faucet celebrates its 10th year, it was designed and manufactured entirely in Brooklyn, there was never a doubt as to what the collection would be named: Brooklyn – the original.
Inspired by mid-century gate valves and the garden hoses used throughout New York City, the Brooklyn collection remains an example of Watermark Designs’ ability to manufacture industrial artifacts that emulate the artisanal borough from which they hail. Emblematic of its namesake city, the faucet was part of a display in the “Made in New York” installation at the Museum of the City of New York’s South Street Seaport Museum.
As Brooklyn turns 10, Avi Abel decided to honor the faucet by teaming up with Watering Minds, an organization whose sole mission is to provide clean drinking water to children in Haiti. Throughout 2018, Watermark Designs will be donating a portion of Brooklyn collection proceeds to this charity.