If 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!
Oh, 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 (listing now gone) << *affiliate link.
Update: Sold for $615!
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.
Here’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!
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.
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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.
- New Old Stock Raymond Loewy Tiara Kitchen Faucet for Elkay (listing now gone)