(Atlanta, GA – May 11, 2010) MTI has enhanced and expanded its Boutique Collection with the addition of exciting new solid-surface products designed by Matthew Quinn, one of the nation’s leading experts in kitchen and bath design.
Matthew’s commitment to excellence and his design philosophy of simplicity as the ultimate sophistication are manifest in each product, resulting in a selection of tubs and sinks that exude beauty and luxury and elevate the MTI customization concept. These new products represent a collaborative effort between two dynamic forces – the imagination of an extremely talented kitchen and bath designer and the expertise of an award-winning manufacturer. The first offspring of this union are Intarcia and Eryx.
The Intarcia tub is classic, and it simply exudes class. Shown above with matching sink, both are adorned with a blue lacquer wood inlay, adding elegance and individuality to the bath. As shown, the sink is installed semi-recessed, but it may also be installed as a drop-in, undermounted or set atop the vanity vessel-style. Intarcia tubs and sinks are available in White, Biscuit, Raven and Osprey colors.
Radiating timeless beauty, this Engineered Solid-Surface tub can be specified with either of two pedestal bases: an upright version and an inverted version. Or with no pedestal base. What’s more, Intarcia can be prepared at the factory to be ready for installation of the inlay of choice – metal, glass, wood, stone, or any other material – in the tub, base or both, allowing bathers to personalize their bath environment as never before. Intarcia can also be equipped with an air bath system when specified with either pedestal base.
Combining the cutting-edge design of Matthew Quinn and the manufacturing perfection of MTI, these new designs capture admiration and inspire imagination.
Matthew Quinn has also designed the Eryx tub with coordinating sink. Inspired by the shape of a dancer’s leg, the sloping angles of the Eryx sink’s design are asymmetrical and seem to defy gravity, creating a fixture of interest and awe! The pedestal sink has an energy that drives from the floor upward and away from the wall, and the reverse infinity bowl with integrated horizontal drain blends seamlessly with a fascia that extends to the floor.
Angular and asymmetric, the Eryx matching tub is a geometric urban design that is modern yet elegant. This tub combines the crispness of Engineered Solid-Surface material with the warmth of beautiful FSC-Certified cherry wood accents at both ends. The Eryx tub is available as a freestanding model or as a wall-mount version. The wall-mount version features a finished rear deck that connects the two end wood accents. This ledge accommodates faucetry and also enables Eryx to be equipped with an optional air bath system. Eryx tubs and sinks are available in White, Biscuit, Raven and Osprey colors.
These Matthew Quinn-designed products, like all others in MTI’s Boutique Collection, are made in the USA and constructed using MTI’s “ESS” (Engineered Solid-Surface) material, which is a mixture of ground natural minerals and binding agents that are liquefied, poured and then hardened. Approximately 60% of the material is organic, including minerals mined from the earth and dirt, making it quite “Green”. The result is molded stone. Both the material and the fabrication process offer great flexibility in designing and manufacturing products with very soft, fluid lines or with precise geometric angles.
MTI’s Boutique Collection products will assuredly flatter and distinguish the bathroom. All products are characterized by strong design and high quality, yielding a work of art that will be the focal point of the bathroom.
About MTI Baths
Since 1988, MTI Baths has earned a reputation for impeccable quality, innovation and unique customizations for its expansive line of bath products. MTI offers fine products in acrylic, engineered solid-surface and wood, all manufactured with care in the USA. MTI’s Designer and Classic Series include over 100 bath models, constructed of high-quality Lucite® cross-linked cast acrylic. Most can be specified as a soaker, air bath, whirlpool or combination whirlpool / air bath, complemented by a huge range of options and accessories. MTI also offers durable acrylic shower bases, frameless glass enclosures, handcrafted bath furniture and specialty products, such as the Jentle Jet® laundry sink. MTI’s Boutique Collection of design-savvy solid-surface tubs, lavatory sinks and shower bases presents a rich resource for those looking for distinctive bath products in alternative materials. As committed as MTI is to cutting-edge design and materials, of equal importance is environmental responsibility. For the full MTI Green Story, go to mtiwhirlpools.com/About Us/MTI and the Environment.