The latest kitchen sinks and faucets combine strength and style. Materials like composite stone, stainless steel, and solid surfacing give deep, double sinks rugged durability. Faucets, featuring styles from Old World to New Europe, come in lots of new finishes.
Rohl. The Allia rectangular single-bowl sink is crafted with high-impact clay from the Limonges region in France, a durable material traditionally used for industrial applications. The sink measures 30 inches by 22 inches by 10 inches deep and features a 3 1/2-inch in-line drain and finished lip. (714) 557-1933. www.rohlhome.com.
Jado. Part of the Victorian Collection, this filtering faucet features vintage styling in polished chrome, old bronze, brushed nickel, or the company's Diamond finish. The filtering function operates with a slight shift of the handle and includes an LED indicator. The unit is available with a side sprayer. (800) 227-2734. www.jado.com.
Franke. Magnum stainless steel sinks are available with several configurations and curved or straight-rolled fronts. The units include a wooden knife rack and two or three cutlery wells. The Vision configuration is shown here with an optional sliding cutting board and shelf-mounted drain grid. (800) 626-5771. www.frankeksd.com.
Moen. Made of a granite composite material, MoenStone sinks are scratch-, chip-, and heat-resistant, the maker says. The sinks, which will not fade, are available in black, blue, metallic, ivory, and white. Seven styles are available in single- and double-bowl units up to 9 1/2 inches deep. (800) 289-6636. www.moen.com.
Delta Faucet. One of two new European-styled faucet lines, the Trevi faucet features a V-shaped body. The unit comes in polished chrome or brushed nickel. Coordinating accessories are available. (800) 345-3358. www.deltafaucet.com.