Watermark Designs Celebrates 50 Years

January 2, 2023

Watermark Designs, the designer and manufacturer of decorative faucets and fixtures for residential and commercial projects, has been at the forefront of authentic product design for 50 years. Having planted its flag in Brooklyn, New York, in 1972, Watermark Designs has never wavered from its mission to produce original, trend-setting products inspired by the creativity and diversity of New York City. In honor of its 50th year, the company is highlighting some of its most envelope-pushing and unique collections. 

A hallmark of Watermark Designs’ success is the brand’s willingness to collaborate, working with some of the industry’s most influential architects – turning their creative visions into vibrant collections. From its eponymously-named Brooklyn faucet to the most recent James Collection, and under the direction of third-generation President Avi Abel, the brand never shied away from designing and engineering products that larger faucet brands could not undertake.  

Ushering in the industrial trend, Watermark Designs’ drive to push its own engineering capabilities allowed the brand to re-interpret what had come before. Recognized for its unlacquered, living finishes and its rough-hewed, knurled handles and turned faucet spouts, the brand offers designers and architects a wealth of choices from its catalog including: the Brooklyn Collection, Incorporated Architecture & Design (INC); Sutton, Incorporated Architecture & Design (INC); Brut, O & G Studio; H-line, Mark Zeff Studio; Elan Vital, The Susan Fredman Design Group, Hydrology and the Watermark Designs Studio; and The James Collection, Goralnick Architecture Design Studio.