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For contemporary Italian tapware that co-ordinates with today's stainless steel appliances, take a look at the Nobili Oz collection

Smooth operators

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Whiteware is becoming a thing of the past in many kitchens, increasingly replaced by stainless steel and other metallic finishes. It makes sense to specify tapware that keeps pace with this trend.

Italian tapware manufacturer Nobili recognises the importance of good design and the need for a co-ordinated approach to the choice of kitchen appliances and fixtures. For this reason, the company manufactures contemporary tapware in solid stainless steel that complements the current trend towards stainless steel appliances.

The new Oz collection from Nobili, featured on these pages, also points to a new direction in tapware design. The streamlined kitchen mixer has a narrow lever and a long, straight spout with a hidden extension.

Dean Palmer, national sales manager for New Zealand importer Hydroflow Distributors, says all Nobili tapware is designed by leading Italian designers such as Nilo Gioacchini, Maria Nobili and Paolo Pininfarina.

"Along with eye-catching style, the designers have ensured that the use of solid steel and hard-wearing ceramic discs makes for a very durable product," he says. "Nobili is the first company to produce its entire sink mixer range using a galvanic system that eliminates all lead, nickel and chrome from the parts of the tapware that come in contact with drinking water."

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The tapware is manufactured to strict international standards and comes with a five-year guarantee. Nobili taps can be viewed at Plumbing Plus stores and Chesters Plumbing and Bathroom Centres nationwide.

For details, contact Hydroflow Distributors Ltd, phone (09) 415 6151, fax (09) 415 6150; or Christchurch, phone (03) 341 1048, fax (03) 365 6957. Website:www.Trendsideas.com/hydroflow .

First published date: 03 September 2003

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