“Once we had our factory up and running and made sure our employees safety was assured, we began thinking about how we could help others in and around the community....” says Avi Abel, general manager of Watermark Designs and a lifelong Brooklyn resident.
Brooklyn, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
Watermark Designs, the Brooklyn-based manufacturer of decorative fixtures and bathroom accessories, has taken the hurricane clean-up to heart and has come up with a way to help others who have also been affected by Hurricane Sandy, as Watermark Designs has. Beginning November 15, 2012 for six months, Watermark Designs will donate 5% of sales of its own iconic Brooklyn faucet collection to the Brooklyn Community Foundation organization.
"Like every other family and business in the Brooklyn area, we were affected by Sandy,” says Avi Abel, general manager of Watermark Designs and a lifelong Brooklyn resident. “Our factory was closed for several days and our employees, who are our family, were also affected.” Abel continues, “Once we had our factory up and running and made sure our employees safety was assured, we began thinking about how we could help others in and around the community, and this seemed like the least we could do.”
Watermark Designs has been a landmark in Brooklyn for 30 years. “Being from Brooklyn myself, I feel rooted in Brooklyn’s culture and seeing the effects of this storm, I felt compelled to heed the efforts and assist others,” says Jody Rosenberg, president, sales and marketing. “This hurricane left so many without power and homes, we feel lucky to have come out as unscathed as we have and we know the clean-up will take many months, which is why we feel so strongly about helping out.”
Designed in collaboration with Incorporated Architecture & Design, Watermark Designs’ Brooklyn faucet is manufactured entirely in Brooklyn – in the company’s 60,000 square-foot 1930s brick industrial facility. Inspired by mid-century gate valves and garden hoses found throughout New York City, the faucet celebrates the famed artisanal borough for which it is named and also radiates a distinctive industrial style admired by urban loyalists all over the world.
There is much work to be done to help the hurricane victims. If you would like to help, please click on the link to learn more: http://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/brooklyn-recovery-fund-1.
About Watermark Designs
For more than three decades, Watermark Designs has been a leading manufacturer of decorative plumbing fixtures, bathroom accessories, lighting and elegant hardware for the luxury commercial and residential markets. Based in the independent design hub of Brooklyn and made in the USA, Watermark’s designs are a reflection of the creative melting-pot from which they hail. As a true manufacturer, their distinctive product quality is achieved using a combination of hands-on design and development combined with state-of-the-industry equipment. Combining sustainable product design with an eye towards architectural detail, Watermark has worked with some of the world’s finest architects and designers, including the renowned Clodagh Design Studio. The ability to customize and create original product collections to meet client’s exact specifications has made the Watermark ID program one of the industry’s most successful. Watermark Designs’ elite collections have been incorporated into some of the world’s most exclusive residences, hotels and high-rises including the Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai; Trump Park Avenue, New York, NY; and The Eden Roc Hotel, Miami Beach, FL. With their strong commitment to the environment, Watermark Designs aggressively invests in and develops new products with water-saving features while implementing environmentally-safe manufacturing practices.
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