Think of the styles and the products from history’s most influential design movements. The opulence meets tech of the classic era. The industrial design of controlled contours and simplified geometries in the industrial era. The flowing forms playing against geometric structures of the modern era. The eclectic and continually evolving design aesthetics of today’s contemporary designs.
Everyone has their preference, but one thing is certain: Everybody loves at least one aesthetic from one of those eras. And now, DXV reimagines each of those design movements in a brand new product line of bath and kitchen products designed to make you love where you live just a little bit more.
The DXV portfolio is a new line from a legacy enterprise with 15 decades of design savvy. It comes to us from stalwart and dependable American Standard Brands. These luxury bath and kitchen products celebrate the company’s distinguished heritage and the influential design movements from then until now.
DXV fixtures and fittings are inspired by historically significant designs, reinterpreted for 21st century demands of both style and performance. The movements, as interpreted by DXV, include…
CLASSIC, 1890–1920: Opulence and modern technology converge. During this period, design pushed the boundaries of historicism and neoclassicism. Art and architecture, previously featuring precise and monolithic geometries, now become more fanciful and flowing, intricate and organic.
GOLDEN ERA, 1920–1950: This period as a new spirit of experimentation in the decorative arts. Industrial design led to controlled contours, simplified geometries, and reduced ornamentation. The period’s thoughtful, refined aesthetic reflected a society on the move.
MODERN, 1950–1990: This is a time when the power of the individual to rethink, reshape, and reimagine the physical environment led to experimentation with new materials, forms, and dimensions. Forward-directed design with artful lines and flowing forms began to play against geometric structures.
CONTEMPORARY, 1990–TODAY: And here we are now: undogmatic and eclectic, the continually evolving design aesthetic of our time can combine with individual style and international influences, minimalistic forms, rich textures, ornate details, and natural, material-of-the-moment solutions that reflect the complexity of our changing world.
Each DXV movement includes one or two bath-fixture suites and faucet collections. There’s also a collection of kitchen sinks and fittings. The AT Series offers a state-of-the-art smart toilet and bidet seat. In the tradition of American Standard Brands, the overarching goal is to “make life healthier, safer and more beautiful at home, at work, in the community and throughout the world.” And the DXV portfolio is no exception. From the comfortable, vintage lines of the Classic all the way through to the familiar up-to-date-ness of the Contemporary, each product in the DXV line feels familiar and desirable.
To experience the new DXV product line for yourself, feel free to come on down to our showroom to feast your eyes upon the line and feel the form for yourself. It all feels like an old friend, and is fitting for the Friedmans Home Experience.