Watermark Designs, the creators and manufacturers of original plumbing fixtures, is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the organization known as Be Original Americas. Members are approved by a membership committee that reviews each applicant’s product designs and manufacturing history.
Be Original Americas is a non-profit organization committed to informing, educating and influencing manufacturers, design professionals and individuals on the economic, ethical and environmental value of authentic design while preserving and investing in its future.
The value of authenticity cannot be underestimated or taken for granted in the marketplace. Through an extensive program of lectures, workshops and round tables, the organization encourages consumers, the architecture/design community, producers, dealers and media partners to fully support creativity and credibility in order to invest in the future of design, incentivize innovation and give back to the industry and the people it serves.
“As a smaller manufacturer, it’s challenging and frustrating to see our designs ‘reworked’ and produced by larger manufacturers, so aligning ourselves with an organization like Be Original Americas is important,” said Avi Abel, president of Watermark Designs. “It’s tremendously helpful to have them helping educate people about the value of authentic design, no matter the industry or product type. I am also looking forward to our being able to utilize a lot of the educational tools that Be Original Americas offers its members.”
Watermark Designs has been manufacturing plumbing fixtures from its own factory in Brooklyn for almost 40 years. The company has worked with renowned names such as Clodagh on a collection named Sense27, INC Architecture & Design on the Brooklyn collection, Susan Fredman Designs on Elan Vital and Mark Zeff on Watermark’s H-Line collection.