New Old Stock stunner! Raymond Loewy’s Tiara kitchen faucet for Elkay

tiara kitchen faucet by raymond loewy for elkayIf the father of American industrial design were design a kitchen faucet, what would it look like? This! Raymond Loewy’s Tiara kitchen faucet for Elkay. It looks ready for flight, don’t you agree!

raymond loewy kitchen faucetOh, and get this: This faucet was found New Old Stock — donated to the Restore Habitat for Humanity in Great Falls, Montana, and for sale now on ebay >> New Old Stock Raymond Loewy Tiara Kitchen Faucet for Elkay << *affiliate link. 

Update: Sold for $615!

raymond loewy elkay tiara kitchen faucet

This one is ready for a museum, what with the box and all. Someone get MOMA on the phone stat! How much will it go for? Leave a comment — let’s make a pool!  Winner gets a prize from moi! (update, going to see who won right now, although I think I set this up wonky. well anyway) Thanks to the folks (woot, Volunteer Kim!) at Habitat in Great Falls for giving me permission to archive this beautiful kitchen in here on the blog and officially, in our woddities archive

raymond loewy kitchen faucetHere’s what the sellers say in their listing — trust Tony, he knows a treasure when he sees it!  

You may never have another opportunity to own such an AWESOME Vintage Kitchen Faucet Designed by Raymond Loewy for Elkay… Our volunteer Tony is a retired plumber and is absolutely in love with this one! 

raymond loewy kitchen faucet elkay

He carried it around forever, and I even caught him polishing it. We have not opened the box that it is attached to, but it comes as shown with the sprayer and original packaging. It’s a standard center 8″ mount and the spout is approx. 11″. This streamline faucet has amazing handles shaped like fins. Hot, Cold, and the Elkay are displayed as well. This is an outstanding piece! Don’t worry about Tony, we will let him pet it one more time before we ship it out to you.

tiara faucet by elkay raymond loewy

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tiara faucet by elkay

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vintage elkay faucet

Shipping to lower 48 only please.

beautiful mid century modern kitchen faucet

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Oh how we love our Restore Habitats for Humanity!

Never a coincidence: My last story was about steel kitchen cabinets designed by Raymond Loewy! Thanks again, Habitat friends for letting us share this. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, and I’m serious: It deserves to go in a museum. Note, readers, old faucets like this may not be up to current codes — so if your goal is to install old stuff like this, get with a pro be safe/renovate safe to assess the situation so you can make informed decisions.

Hey, remember that time my gorgeousssssss Peter Muller-Munk pots went to the Carnegie Mellon Museum, and there was a party even. Good times.

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  1. Laura Buscaglia says:

    Back in 1992, I renovated the kitchen in my co-op apartment and bought a brand new Elkay faucet that was almost the same as this from a plumbing supply showroom. It had to be an adaptation of the Loewy design. It had the same fins (what sold me), but no depression on the back or head of the “spout” part. It was over $400 then, but I had to have it. I took it when I sold the apartment in 2008 (installed a $30 faucet from Lowe’s) and it is wrapped up in a box until I have a new spot for it. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Loewy faucet sells for $800 or more. I never regretted spending more on my faucet than my stove; it was like having a sculpture in the kitchen.

  2. Ray adamik says:

    Love this faucet. Wish they’d make them again. And on another note: check out the fabulous – and I mean it! – house at 115 lake shore road, Grosse pointe Farms Michigan. Built in 1953, original kitchen, great interior detail, a very large luxury home – advertised as a potential teardown – let’s hope not! (I’m not a realtor by the way but I look at houses all over the country for sale to find good and unusual design).

  3. David Mondecar says:

    This is quite a side note but 115 Lake Shore Road as Ray mentioned does deserve a look see. 91 pictures of untouched property, except does have a new fridge : ) . Already sold though.

  4. Nigel says:

    Beautiful design, it should go back into production immediately! Perhaps I’m missing it somewhere, but it would be nice to know the year this was designed, and for how long it was in production. What’s especially nice about this is its depth.

  5. Donna S says:

    Sadly I just had to replace this faucet, which was original to my 1961 home. The diverter only partially diverted to the sprayer and parts were no longer available. It lasted 55 years! A true testament to style and quality. I wish I could have afforded this one!

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