Plumbing manufacturer Thompson Traders says its three new sinks “exude understated elegance” in a living finish that will change over time.
The company’s latest release features one circular and one square prep sink in addition to a rectangular undermount sink. All three are handcrafted from brass.
“We originally introduced our brass designs more than five years ago, and because brass adds a touch of refinement to popular design aesthetics, we decided to extend our Brass Collection,” says Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson, founder and creative director of Thompson Traders. “These new products add a bold and beautiful centerpiece to kitchens or bars. From organic modernism to grandmillennial style, brass is now embraced as a go-to metal.”
Hand-hammered brass De La Cruz prep/bar sink
Thompson Traders aims to create “jewelry for the kitchen” through its artisan sinks, vanities, and bathtubs. All products are handcrafted in Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico, using 14th-century techniques. For this reason, the products take two weeks to be made and can also be customized.
The new Tamayo prep sink features a square design with curved corners. The entirety of the sink has been hand-hammered, adding both a visual and tactile effect. It offers 5 inches of depth in a 12 by 10-inch size. This sink joins the rest of the Tamayo sink family, which features the same silhouette in various materials such as aged copper, stainless steel, and rose gold.
The De La Cruz prep sink is a classic circular prep sink that includes a hand-hammered effect on the interior of the unit. It measures 17 inches by 15 inches with an 8-inch depth.
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Hand-hammered brass Tamayo prep/bar sink
Thompson Traders says its most sought out sink design is the Villa. This brass sink release includes a new Villa sink design. The hand-hammered brass Villa sink is a standard rectangular undermount sink with 9 inches of depth in a 31-by-18-inch size. The new Villa hammered brass sink features rounded corners and joins just one other hammered Villa sink in stainless steel.
Brass is considered a “living finish” because it will patina over time, meaning its appearance will shift as it ages. If homeowners want to limit patina, Thompson Traders suggests waxing the sink.
The brand says brass fixtures can pair well with several materials, furnishings, and even other metals. Its strength and design flexibility make these sinks ideal for contemporary interiors and will look fresh for a long time. Thompson Traders also says these hand-hammered sinks are so durable land long lasting that they can be passed on through generations.
“Brass looks stunning with burnished nickel, as well as oil-rubbed bronze,” says Samantha Thompson Lizarraga, director and co-owner of Thompson Traders. “However, you can truly make a statement when paired with matte black.” A duo—such as the hand-hammered Villa brass kitchen sink and a matte black range hood—brings next-level sophistication to any kitchen.
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Hand-hammered brass Villa sink