Here’s a retro kitchen faucet that may be just the thing for your 1950s (ish) kitchen: The Kohler Triton Bowe. I really love the look of this faucet — a terrific new design to add to our list of mid century and vintage kitchen faucet options.
There are several versions of this faucet available. The ones I like are deck-mounted with that groovy swing spout. You can get it with or without the deck plate thingie. Kohler told me it came out about two years ago — I’m glad I finally discovered it!
As is often the case with retro design products, the Triton Bowe lineup is part of Kohler’s commercial line. But anyone can buy it, including on Amazon:
Why I like this faucet
Why I like this faucet: While Kohler says it’s “defined by a sleek, contemporary curved profile” … I say, ‘what’s old is new again’ — because the hexagonal styling cues — on the deckplate, escutcheons, and swing spout — all seem to me to come straight from the 1950s.
Add it to your Kohler Delafield sink — the one with the metal rim (affiliate links) — and you are good to go (back to the future!)
It comes in polished chrome — ya gotta have polished chrome!
One thing to think about
The snazzy swing spout on this faucet is “only” 8 inches, which may give pause to some. As a comparison, the standard Dishmaster swing spout is 8″, but you can size up another 2″ as an option. Personally, this would not be a job-stopper for me, although having a side sprayer would be a good addition for rinsing.
There are bathroom faucets, too. I’ll show them in a separate story so that I can archive the option in the proper category.
Many thanks to Kohler for the photos. Terrific faucet!