Native Trails, leader in artisan-crafted, eco-conscious furnishings and fixtures for high-end kitchen and bath design as well as home decor products, has created two new hand-hammered apron-front kitchen sinks to add to their collection of one-of-a-kind, recycled copper products: Pinnacle and Farmhouse 30. As with all Native Trails copper sinks, both are available in Antique and Brushed Nickel finishes and both are constructed using 100% recycled copper, individually hand-hammered by skilled artisans.
Pinnacle features a fully extended apron and measures 33” X 22” X 10.5”. Boasting a thin, smooth rectangular rim with squared edges, this new apron front sink is a dramatic, contemporary take on the traditional farmhouse sink. Pinnacle offer designers and consumers a well-crafted, environmentally-friendly kitchen sink.
The newest addition to Native Trails’ Farmhouse Collection, Farmhouse 30, is also being introduced. The new 30-inch apron front sink offers another popular size option to complement the existing sinks in the series. Measuring 30” X 18.5” X 10,” the undermount install allows for maximized counter and workspace. The Farmhouse series includes several other configurations—two single-basin versions: Farmhouse 25 (formerly Bungalow) and Farmhouse 33, which measure 25 and 33 inches across, respectively; while two dual-basin models are also offered: with the Farmhouse Duet measuring 33” across, and the largest, the Farmhouse Duet Pro, measuring 40 inches in length. Available accessories include a 3.5-inch basket strainer, a basket strainer with disposer trim, bottom grids and rinsing baskets.
The process of creating a Native Trails copper sink begins with recycled copper — electrical wire, pipes and construction copper otherwise headed to the landfill — which is collected and melted to form sheets. Then, tried-and-true coppersmithing techniques, dating back to the age of the Aztecs, are applied. The warm-toned metal, heated and softened in an open forge, is hammered by hand with thousands of strokes over an anvil to form it into the desired shape.
These copper sinks have the strength and durability to withstand daily use and offer the added benefit, which studies have proved, of copper’s natural bacteria-fighting characteristics. Native Trails continues to push the boundaries of innovation, creating original designs and also drawing inspiration from sources that put a unique spin on tradition. Further, all Native Trails copper sinks are IAPMO listed, making them wholly functional pieces suitable for residential use. Native Trails sinks are usually the focal point of a room — even when functioning as a supplementary workstation or bar sink.