No, It’s Not An Andy Warhol
It’s the luxury home event we’ve all been waiting for, ICFF/ WantedDesign kicked off its annual home decor 3-day trade show today at the Javits Center here in midtown Manhattan where furniture, kitchen fixtures, and bathroom fixtures were all in high display for retailers to walk through both domestic and international brands that serve not only residential, but also five-star restaurants and five-star hotels, one brand serving their clients at aforementioned levels is Lefroy Brooks, innovative bathroom decor touching on luxury in all eras.
Living in New York City in a home that says you’ve finally achieved success, it’s been waiting for you long enough, you want to make your happy luxury home the finest abode on the Upper East Side, but you should never make it a habit of buying the first home you see, unless you can’t help yourself by not looking away, that’s what happened to Daniel Plus Lauren today with Lefroy Brooks, the first glance of ICFF/ WantedDesign 2023 had their eyes locked on its detail, simple, yet hard-bodied luxury at work, Lefroy Brooks borrows from design vocabulary of different eras, fashioned into plumbing fittings, with the 1900’s era engineered to be Edwardian and Victorian inspiration found in shower heads and faucet detailing.
Over here in the United States and too in the U.K., there was an Industrial Revolution going on 10 decades ago, it was a time where machine tools produced locomotives, steel, and other metals essential to keep our nation going, plus being a world leading producer for our allies overseas, Lefroy Brooks took away the 1920’s with the Ten Ten, plumbing faucets designed to look like you were operating a steam engine, this celebration of the greatest generation wanting to study and work in Engineering is currently only available in the U.K., but Lefroy Brooks promises this luxury steam engine fitting after sorting through U.S. plumbing guides will be available soon here on American soil.
The 1930’s were a time where the era of escapism was born thanks to the Great Depression, all forms of radio and comic books were devoted to superheroes, villains, and romances, which explains why the plumbing fixtures are Art Deco Macintosh, finding a touch of optimism at a time where the United States saw great struggle to survive, then FDR took office and slowly turned the country around with new programs to help our fellow citizens, World War II drove the first half of the 1940’s after Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, the war economy was on, not all metals were available thanks to the war effort, so Lefroy Brooks 1940’s era uses thinner silver metals and urgent shower fixtures to keep our country going while those in Europe fought for our country.
Fast forward to a new millennium, yes, Y2K where the baby boomers, generation X, and the millennials were born and raised to leave their mark, the 2000’s for Lefroy Brooks reflects the more is more philosophy of XO that celebrates wider shower heads, heavy-duty fittings, compacted fixtures with guess work of hot and cold, then there’s the 2010’s where the first signs of gen z are taking place, Kafka celebrates the minimalist feel of the time as shower heads are now smaller with additional sprayers on the side, taller faucet sink fixtures, and now 2 shower knobs separating hot and cold, plus a shinier mirror finish, almost taking a note from the 1940’s era.
You may think this is just a regular toilet, but this lieu is certainly not your average flush with success, it’s a one-of-a-kind Lefroy Brooks traditional toilet, there’s nothing high-tech, plastic, or whisper quiet about this much-needed essential for your bathroom since the shower and sink, you’ll find extraordinary metal finishes on the handle, valve, side screw, and toilet seat attachments, plus real fine wood painted black are used for the toilet seat itself, it’s heavy upon lifting, and it’s a simple toilet design that’s celebrated by the simplicity of it alone, a great companion for your iconic sink with towel plus toiletry holders.
At the end of a long day, or just a day where there’s nothing to do but daydream, jump yourself into a nice long acrylic tub that goes good with your Lefroy Brooks toilet, sink, and shower, it’s extra long providing you enough room to enjoy a bubble bath with yourself, or with your loved one, also inquire about Lefroy Brooks custom cast iron bathtubs that are 6 feet wide, custom to be made to any size, and were proven to be extremely popular for the Four Seasons Hotel down in Miami, Florida.
The biggest takeaway you can gain from Lefroy Brooks when crafting out your next bathroom project is for one, the eras of design you can choose from, and a deep appreciation for real beauty, found in the most simplistic forms, and are made with real high-quality metals and wood to give you that heart-pounding anticipation when you walk into your bathroom at any time of day or night.