BLANCO launches IKON™ – the first Apron Front sink of its kind – crafted from BLANCO’s patented SILGRANIT® material, which combines on-trend color selection with extreme durability
LUMBERTON, NJ, January 2016 – BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely made sinks and faucets, announces the release of the first ever SILGRANIT apron front sink. The revolutionary IKON™ Apron Front Single Bowl breaks ground with its ability to offer a highly sought after aesthetic with the unmatched quality, color selection and resilience of SILGRANIT.
The perfect combination of design, function and durability, the innovative IKON features a sophisticated apron front design with a traditional wide radius and robust 1.5″ rim. BLANCO also offers a unique custom-fit Floating Grid accessory for use with the IKON, which rests along the walls of the sink and can be used as an additional workstation for prepping and cleaning, or as a trivet on the countertop. Since the grid is not needed to protect the sink surface, it floats gently above the sink bottom (above debris and water) to be used as a multi-tasking work area that’s clean and easy to reach.
“Our goal with the creation of the BLANCO IKON was to once again raise the bar for innovation in kitchen sink fixtures,” states Tim Maicher, Marketing Director for BLANCO. “After years of research, our engineers were able to deliver what was thought a technical impossibility – a true granite apron front kitchen sink. BLANCO is the undisputed leader in granite sinks for more than three decades, and with IKON, we now offer apron front sinks in three materials – steel, fireclay and for the first time, SILGRANIT.”
The BLANCO IKON will be available in three on-trend neutral colors, Anthracite, White and Café Brown.The custom-fit floating grid is expertly designed to handle the weight of pots and pans, while gently resting along the IKON’s inner walls to provide added comfort while prepping and cleaning.
About BLANCO SILGRANIT
With the most colors, designs and durability, BLANCO has been the leader in granite, granite-like and composite sinks since 1981. For a generation, BLANCO has continuously developed and perfected our own exclusive industry-leading SILGRANIT material, which now features a new, smoother surface that is easier to clean. SILGRANIT sinks are beautifully designed and scientifically proven to be scratch, stain and heat-resistant, which makes the IKON apron front sink extremely durable. The sink is one of the most heavily used areas of the kitchen – and apron front sinks experience more contact than traditional undermount sinks. The science behind SILGRANIT offers a level of protection that ensures that the apron front on the IKON won’t scratch, and will maintain its beauty after years of use.
30″ Apron Front Single Bowl
Three color offerings:
- 1.5″ Rim
- 9 ¼” Bowl Depth
- 10″ Apron Depth
- Undermount Installation
- Rock hard granite durability
- Heat resistant up to 536° F
- Unsurpassed cleanability backed by industry leading 7 patents!
- Resistant to scratches, stains and all household acids and alkali solutions
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
List price: $1,395
For three generations, BLANCO has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. Proud of its European heritage and award-winning German engineering, BLANCO is steadfastly committed to their tradition of high quality, innovative design and unsurpassed service since 1925. Dedicated to quality without compromise, every sink is closely inspected many times before it receives the BLANCO name.
A remarkable history of firsts emphasizes BLANCO’s zeal for innovation including the first stainless steel sink to achieve a 10mm radius – STEELART® – the first to market colored hard composite sinks in North America – BLANCO’s pioneering MicroEdge™ technology with its virtual flushmount edge – and the first apron front sink in composite granite.
BLANCO has a long tradition of environmental stewardship and their production facilities operate to strict DIN EN ISO 14001 environmental performance standards.
BLANCO is the brand of choice in the luxury sink and faucet category for its unparalleled quality and an inspirational breadth of design possibilities. From the precision craftsmanship and artistic creativity of its STEELART brand to the stunning durability of its ground breaking SILGRANIT® collection, BLANCO has proven that the sink is far more than a mere functional element in the kitchen.
Since 1994, BLANCO has been a member of the Caux Round Table (CRT), an international network of principled business leaders and companies working to promote a moral capitalism.
For more information, visit www.blancoamerica.com.