My first reaction on seeing the Danze Parma pot filler was: yawn. It looked so dull. I soon got over that little bit of bigotry. True, the style is as straightforward as it gets. But plain doesn’t have to be boring, and the function is so good I soon found I didn’t care anyway. It comes in two versions: the Parma D205058 (wall mount), and the Parma 206558 (deck mount). Choose your favorite. I couldn’t. They’re both excellent.
The Danze Opulence D404557 does a superb job of re-creating the look of a late 19th century/early 20th century faucet. The bridge design is classic and, like any classic, never goes entirely out of style. At the same time, this unit is so well made, and of such good materials, that you’ll never think of it as antique in function.