FRANKE: sink & tap as a filigree unit

With KWC ERA, Franke has a design line in its portfolio in which the kitchen sink and faucet combine to form a high-quality design unit – highly functional and precise. The design language is deliberately minimalist and filigree and is aimed at people who appreciate high-quality and innovative design.

With numerous innovations, KWC has driven the development of kitchen faucets since 1874 – especially with the invention of the first 1-hole kitchen faucet with retractable hose shower in 1957. But the ultimate goal has always been to perfect the products in the overall context of aesthetics and functionality and quality – as a new experience and a comprehensive experience. KWC has been part of the Franke Group since 2013. In this context – as a consistent next stage of development – KWC’s high-end fittings have been supplemented with suitable sinks. The result is KWC ERA, the masterful combination of mixer and sink for a high-quality kitchen ambience.

The accessories for the KWC sinks, matching drip pans and cutting boards made of stainless steel and teak are also of high quality. Photo: Franke GmbH

With KWC ERA, Franke sets exceptional standards in terms of aesthetics, precision and installation. The design line impresses with its extremely minimalist design language and its slim, filigree proportions. The harmonious interplay of glossy and brushed stainless steel, which runs harmoniously from the base of the mixer to the edge of the sink, ensures discreet highlights.

Extremely fine proportions characterize the KWC ERA sink: So far unique is the only 4 mm narrow edge of the pool and the narrow radius of 8 mm. Photo: Franke GmbH

The high-quality stainless steel fitting KWC ERA achieves a particularly striking effect due to its tall, narrow body. The outlet pipe has an extremely thin diameter of only 18 mm. A laminar jet regulator ensures crystal clear and splash-free water. In four spout versions, the KWC ERA lever mixers respond to the individual style preferences, working methods and usage habits of the sink: Gravity, J, L spout and J spout with pull-out diverter. The swivel range can be extended from 150 ° to 360 °.

The KWC basins are all equipped with the unique Ghost Overflow: the overflow is invisibly integrated into the drain of the sink. Photo: Franke GmbH

The ERA sink is a real eye-catcher due to its extremely fine proportions: this is how the – hitherto unique on the market – only produce
4 mm narrow pool edge and a pelvic radius of 8 mm a very delicate and restrained appearance. The minimalist overall design is rounded off by the Ghost Overflow – an overflow that is integrated invisibly into the drain of the sink. The new installation method “Intop” also sets new design standards: the pelvis is inserted so perfectly into the worktop that the precision-made, just four millimetre thin, glossy sink rim is flush with the worktop.

The filigree ERA stainless steel fitting is available in three fixed spout variants and with a pull spout. Photo: Franke GmbH

KWC has four pool widths in the portfolio: 34, 40, 54 and spacious 72 cm. The functionality of the new line can be extended with exclusive accessories from KWC, such as the design-identical soap dispenser, the exclusive teak cutting board, the noble stainless steel and teak drainer or the stainless steel and black silicone roll mat.

Franke KWC ERA sink. Photo: Franke GmbH

Due to its minimalist, well-balanced design, slim proportions and high functionality, the product line KWC ERA already convinced the jury of the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018” in the category “Kitchen Faucets and Flushing” as well as the judges of the “ICONIC AWARD 2018: innovative architecture. “In addition, she was awarded the” Kitchen Innovation of the Year® 2018 – Excellent Product “prize by the LifeCare initiative, making it one of the best and most popular products in the kitchen world for the year 2018 in the category “Kitchen sinks and appliances”.

About Franke

In 1931, the success story of Franke Kitchen Systems – today the largest sink manufacturer and supplier of high-quality fittings, waste separation systems and extractor hoods – began with the manufacture of the first stainless steel sink units. Franke GmbH, the German production and distribution company of the Kitchen Systems division, is based in Bad Säckingen and employs 230 people. Since 1955 stainless steel sinks have been developed, manufactured and shipped together with practical accessories all over the world.

Franke is part of the Artemis Group and is a leading global provider of home kitchen solutions and equipment, the private bathroom, semi / public wash rooms, professional system catering and coffee making facilities. The Franke Group has a global presence and employs around 9,000 people in 40 countries, generating sales of around CHF 2.0 billion.

About KWC

A strong sense of design, aesthetics and precision as well as an enthusiasm for great craftsmanship and mechanics have been part of the KWC brand since 1874. What began to manifest itself in artful musical music boxes has flowed into the development and production of masterful fittings since the end of the 19th century. Origin Switzerland, a great attention to detail and the ever new quest for perfection have made KWC one of the world’s best manufacturers of valves. KWC products connect people with the resource of water and allow the power, the elegance and the essence of this element to be consciously experienced. KWC understands this as “Swiss Water Experience”. Precise, pure, elegant.

KWC has been part of the Franke Group since 2013 and is a trademark of Franke Water Systems AG. Headquarter and production location is Unterkulm in Switzerland. From here, KWC exports its quality products to more than 50 countries on five continents. KWC kitchen accessories are sold in Germany and Austria via the Franke GmbH – Kitchen Systems.

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