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Growing Preference for Contemporary Style Bathrooms Inspires Aquatic to Introduce Sleek and Clean-Lined Bathtub Series
Anaheim, California (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
With builders and homeowners increasingly embracing a simpler and more minimalist look in the bathroom, Aquatic today announced the launch of a new family of streamlined bathtubs that strikes a smart balance of sophisticated design, versatility and value.
The new product series from Aquatic the leader in innovative and inspirational bathware -- represents an evolution of the minimalist aesthetic, with equal design weight placed on comfort, effortless features and ability to complement a variety of decors.
These sleek and gleaming DuraCore(TM) tubs feature clean lines, ergonomically angled backrests and deep bathing wells. They are available as soakers or six-jet whirlpools in five drop-in and three skirted models. Offered in standard and premium colors, options include Aquatic White, the whitest and glossiest finish available today, rivaling the appearance of more expensive acrylic but at a more affordable price. When combined with custom tile applications, the new tubs provide a striking designer look.
In todays busy world, theres growing demand from builders and consumers for bathrooms that are calm and relaxing retreats spaces with simpler, more pared down designs that also are welcoming, comfortable and safe, said Tom Kobel, Product Manager-Everyday Bathware, Aquatic. That evolving trend inspired Aquatic to develop this group of tubs at a price point that makes contemporary high style affordable to a broader range of people. We expect this new series to meet an important need in the marketplace.
According to the National Kitchen & Bath Associations 2014 Kitchen and Bath Design Trends Survey, NKBA members now are designing more bathrooms with contemporary versus traditional styling although the opposite was true only a few years ago. Commenting on the survey results, John Petrie, President, NKBA, noted that the desire for spa bathrooms and Zen-like retreats is driving the ascendancy of contemporary style.
Aquatics new tubs also beautifully complement the companys subway tile tub-showers, which have similar styling. Builders, architects, interior designers, other specifiers and homeowners can use both products in multiple bathrooms in the same home for a consistent, clean and modern yet warm and versatile look.
Aquatic offers the largest and most innovative selection of tubs, showers and bathware accessories. The companys world-leading Hydrotherapy, Everyday and Accessible lines include more than 300 products for virtually every need all inspired and made in America. Based in Anaheim, California, Aquatic serves distributors, builders, plumbing professionals, architects, designers and consumers through a nationwide network of state-of-the-art facilities for manufacturing, distribution and support. For more information, visit http://www.aquaticbath.com.
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Beverly, MA (PRWEB) April 12, 2014
Kaminski Auctions upcoming April 27th sale will feature an impressive array of fine jewelry, with many large estate collections presented together in the 400-lot auction.
A stunning Edwardian diamond and platinum brooch is poised to be the top lot of the day. The exceptional piece features a total of 20 carats and 35.2 grams of platinum. The open work design expands in a geometric pattern centered on a 2.25 carat diamond, flanked by two single carat coilet set diamonds. The large three inch long brooch is estimated at $ 45,000 to $ 50,000.
Also among the top lots is a Mauboussin 18K gold and jadeite necklace from the collection of actor Edward G. Robinson. The necklace, made circa 1930, consists of twelve jadeite cabochons and a one inch square jadeite plaque, all set in eighteen carat gold. Mr. Robinson gave the necklace to his wife, Mrs. Gladys Lloyd Robinson, on the occasion of the premier of his movie Little Caesar. It then passed to the consignors family, and descended to the present generation. The necklace is still housed in the original Mauboussin Paris box, and is valued at $ 30,000 to $ 50,000.
Jewelry aficionados will certainly be interest in a ladies diamond and platinum ring offered as lot 3125 in the upcoming auction. The impressively sized cocktail ring makes a statement with a three carat center stone surrounded by two tiers of diamonds; first a ring of twenty-two baguette cut stones, followed by an exterior ring of twenty marquis cuts. The bold ring is predicted to sell for between $ 20,000 and $ 30,000.
Similarly striking is a sapphire and diamond cocktail ring offered as lot 3113. It features an impressive bouquet of sapphires and diamonds arranged in clusters interwoven with ribbons of baguette diamonds. The stones are cut in a variety of shapes including pendeloque, pear, baguette, round, brilliant round, and marquis that all increase the visual interest of this unique piece. Experts have valued the ring between $ 5,000 and $ 7,000.
The auction will also offer a collection of American coins, including a Saint-Gaudens twenty dollar Walking Liberty gold piece. The 1927 coin is mounted in a gold filigree and sapphire frame, measuring two inches in diameter, and is valued at $ 2,500 to $ 3,500.
A gentlemans Audemars Piguet watch is also among the top lots. The eighteen carat yellow gold watch boasts a lapis lazuli face and two interchangeable straps: one in black suede and the other in blue alligator. It is projected to sell for between $ 8,000 and $ 12,000. The sale will also include an eighteen carat gold Baume and Mercier watch, with original box and booklet, appraised at $ 2,000 to $ 3,000.
One of the most unique pieces in the sale is certainly a figure of Christ, modeled in carved agate and twenty-two carat gold. The figure, inlaid with bone, and housed in a period mahogany box, belonged to Reverend C. W. King of Trinity College in Cambridge England, circa 1865. Reverend King was known as a major collector of religious antiques in the mid to late nineteenth century. The small, two inch long figure, is estimated to bring between $ 2,000 and $ 4,000 at auction.
Preview for the sale will be held April 24th through April 26th, from 10:00am to 5:00pm, with preview hours beginning on April 27th, the day of sale, at 8:00am. Online bidding will be available via KaminskiLIVE, with a full online catalog available at kaminskiauctions.com on April 11th.
Kaminski Auctions, located on the North Shore of Boston, has been serving the New England antiques market for over 25 years as a full service auction house and appraisal service for fine art, antiques and estates.
With two locations in Beverly, Massachusetts, including a new state of the art auction gallery located at 117 Elliott Street, and a historic 1850s barn and office facility at 564 Cabot Street, Kaminski Auctions hosts 25 auctions a year.
In todays highly competitive market of fine art and antiques, Kaminski Auctions provides its customers with bicoastal services and marketing with west coast offices in Beverly Hills and San Diego, California.
Kaminski Auctions offers specialty departments in Asian Art and Antiques, Silver, Glass and Lamps, Couture and Vintage Clothing, Photography and Modern Design . We have highly trained and knowledgable appraisers on staff that will help you determine the true value of your antiques, or entire collections. Free Appraisal days are offered every Tuesday from 10:00am-4:30pm at 117 Elliott Street in Beverly, Massachusetts & by appointment at our San Diego and New York City locations. We welcome emailed photos of your items! Contact consignments(at)kaminskiauctions(dot)com
We would like to thank all of our customers, consignors and friends for voting Kaminski Auctions #1 Best Auctioneer on the Northshore - Reader's Choice Award! "Kaminski has earned its gold-star reputation by serving the New England antiques market for over 25 years. Specializing in the sale of Asian art and antiques, silver, glass and lamps, couture and vintage clothing, photography, and modern design, the full-service auction house provides expert appraisal services. From its Beverly art gallery and historic barn comes a wealth of experience with fine art, antiques, and estates values." - Northshore Magazine