San Luis Obispo, Calif — Native Trails, a premier artisan-crafted kitchen and bathroom brand that makes a grand visual impression along with a positive social impact, has expanded its Italian-made Precious Metals kitchen and bathroom sink offerings to include a new Gunmetal finish. The dark, sultry glaze is truly unique and cultivated through a proprietary blend of genuine gold, silver, and platinum—the existing 25th anniversary Precious Metal finishes—which gives it a rare, irreplicable luster. The bold, cool presence is an appealing addition to kitchen and bathroom spaces alike and will be available for order through nearly 1,300 showrooms across North America in April 2023.
“Native Trails is proud to expose new materials, styles, techniques, and traditions to the community, and a gunmetal finish made from a proprietary blend of genuine precious metals is unheard of in a sink.” said Naomi Neilson, Founder and CEO of Native Trails. “The finish is bold and extremely appealing, yet remains versatile, so we’re excited to see how designers will choose to incorporate the titanium-colored glaze into their projects.”
To bring the Precious Metals Collection to life, Native Trails worked with fireclay master craftspeople in central Italy to combine age-old artisan culture with modern design. The Umbrian region of central Italy, home to exceptional clay soils, has a long history of ceramics going back to the Bronze Age. It also boasts a rich heritage of gold and silversmiths that used ancient methods to create beautiful metallic glazes over handmade pottery. Featuring radiant finishes that exude beauty and grandeur, the Precious Metals collection represents the finest aesthetic of luxury while paying homage to the past.
The high-quality fireclay sinks are fired twice at temperatures reaching over 2200 degrees, then glazed by hand with genuine 24k gold, platinum, silver, or gunmetal, and fired yet a third time. The sinks are then sealed through a proprietary process to ensure they uphold an incredibly fine aesthetic of luxury while also boasting an unparalleled durability for long lasting performance and beauty. The collection is made up of five beautiful designs: Rendezvous and Dreamer kitchen sinks, Reveler bar and prep sink, as well as Bliss and Amara bathroom sinks.
Like all Native Trails products, the Precious Metals collection is available throughout the United States and Canada. The full list of Native Trails product distributors can be accessed at nativetrailshome.com/showrooms.