Press Releases

  • Native Trails Expands Hand Hammered Copper Range Hood Collection

    For Immediate Release                                                               View as PDF
    March 20, 2013

    NATIVE TRAILS BRINGS TEXTURAL DISTINCTION TO THE KITCHEN WITH HAND HAMMERED COPPER RANGE HOOD COLLECTION

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Luxury sustainable kitchen and bath mainstay Native Trails is expanding its reach in the kitchen by introducing a full collection of hand-hammered, eco-friendly copper range hoods. These additions celebrate the brand’s commitment to bringing beautifully functional, artisan crafted, sustainable furnishings into the home.

    Naomi Neilson Howard, founder and CEO remarks, “Increasingly, the kitchen is serving as the home’s central command station. With eating and food preparation a key component and a way for families to spend time together, we at Native Trails are passionate about creating inspiring options that can make a space warm and inviting and also durable and practical. Our range hoods prove that aesthetics and functionality can co-exist in one statement- making product.”

    Realizing that many of today’s luxury kitchens are equipped with high-powered, commercial-grade ovens, Native Trails conceived an ideal partnership: artisan-crafted copper paired with a professional grade ventilation and lighting system. Hood and flue are one single artisan crafted piece—not separate components like many other hoods on the market today.

    Native Trails Range Hoods are made from sturdy 16 gauge post-consumer recycled copper and hand hammered by artisans who use centuries-old techniques. A malleable material, copper beautifully showcases talented artisans’ skillful hammer strokes. In addition, copper has been proven to effectively kill bacteria, making it an exceptional surface in the kitchen.

    Native-Trails-Copper-Range-HoodsFrom left to right: Chalet in Brushed Nickel and Chateau in Antique Finish

    To maintain the artisan tradition, each hood is signed by the individual artisan who made it.
    Each standard size hood measures 36” wide; however, Native Trails is known for its custom
    capabilities. Custom flue lengths and sizes, including island hoods, are all possibilities.
    Beautiful alone or as a complement to a Native Trails’ kitchen sink, these range hoods are
    exceptional in quality and are dazzling to behold.

    Native Trails range hoods are equipped with a 600 CFM stainless steel industrial baffle filtration system, offering a quiet but powerful means of ventilation along with high grade variable Halogen lighting. In addition, the ventilation system is fully adjustable, allowing the user to adapt to the right setting depending on desired usage. Baffles used for filtration are easy to clean and remove—and, in fact, are dishwasher safe.

    Native-Trails--Coronado-Copper-Range-HoodCoronado in Antique Finish

    The Native Trails Range Hood Collection includes:

    Chalet—the gently sloped Chalet turns a kitchen range hood into an elegant silhouette.
    Wrought from recycled 16 gauge copper and topped with Antique or Brushed Nickel
    finishes, this professional grade range hood exemplifies getting away from it all through
    centuries-old artisan tradition. Chalet measures: 36” w x 24” d x 41” h.

    Chateau—inspired by the rustic sophistication of French country homes, Chateau
    naturally creates joie de vivre. Antique or Brushed Nickel finishes offer design
    versatility, while reclaimed hand hammered copper creates visual impact. Once inside
    the kitchen, Chateau will easily become the heart of the home. Chateau is available in
    two sizes: 36” w x 21” d x 41” h, and 42” w x 21” d x 41” h and is easily customizable
    into larger sizes.

    Coronado—the majestic hand hammered copper of Coronado creates an old world
    focal point that is the crowning jewel of any kitchen, with functionality to match. Made by
    centuries-old artisan tradition, the hand hammered copper range hood is textured by
    thousands of strokes before it is just right. With its artful rounded shape, Coronado’s
    rich texture comes alive in a beautiful Antique finish and decorative accent of hand
    formed nails surrounding the base. At 36” w x 24” d x 41” h, Coronado can also be
    customized, allowing it to suit a variety of kitchens and installations.

    About Native Trails
    Native Trails, a privately owned business based in San Luis Obispo, California, has produced high quality, artisan crafted kitchen and bath fixtures and home décor for over 16 years. Naomi Neilson Howard, Native Trails founder and CEO, established the company to pair the stunning copper craftsmanship she discovered in her travels through Mexico with contemporary design and sustainable business practices. The company’s artisan creations are showcased in more than 1,300 showrooms in the U.S. and Canada. Native Trails is a favorite destination for not only consumers, but also designers and architects, based on several points of differentiation: category-defining designs, high product quality, use of recycled and sustainable materials and excellent customer service. For more information, contact Native Trails at 800-786-0862 or visit www.nativetrails.net.

    Native-Trails-Newsletter-Signup

  • Americana Collection Celebrates American Artisans' Artistry and Innovation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                           View as a PDF
    March 13, 2013

    NATIVE TRAILS CELEBRATES AMERICAN ARTISTRY AND INNOVATION WITH AMERICANA COLLECTION OF BATH FURNITURE + ACCESSORIES USING SUSTAINABLE, RE-PURPOSED MATERIALS

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Luxury sustainable kitchen and bath mainstay, Native Trails, furthers its commitment to the environment and to supporting talented American artisans by launching a series of expertly crafted, eco-friendly, ‘Made in America’ furnishings, the Americana Collection. Inspired by early American design, the collection of bath vanities, storage and mirrors validates the brand’s ability to create varied, well made sustainable pieces that bring a refined, relaxed look as well as practical storage to the bath – or indeed to any living space – all while reflecting the brand’s artisan craftsmanship tradition.

    Made entirely in the U.S.A. on California’s Central Coast, each piece is hand constructed by artisans who use wood reclaimed from American structures of the past: old barns, barracks and fencing. By repurposing materials and transforming them into upscale furnishings, Native Trails gives them an extended life with a lasting legacy. Adding to the historic character and charm of each unique piece, the iron hardware is hand forged by blacksmiths who use traditional techniques. The collection features strong, textured pieces that create a poignant presence in the home and will last for generations.

    The Americana Collection is truly special in that it connects people with the rich history of its repurposed materials and with the traditions of the craftsperson who build each piece,” said Naomi Neilson Howard, founder and CEO of Native Trails. “It’s a beautiful, soulful collection, and it’s also practical. Every piece is incredibly well built and durable – the kind of special item that becomes a family heirloom. It’s particularly gratifying to me personally that this series supports American craftsmanship and artisans and is made right here in California.”

    As the vanity is often the cornerstone bath furnishing, the Americana Vanity features hinged door(s) and a roomy cabinet interior to accommodate plumbing, with plenty of room left over for grooming, beauty and cleaning supplies. The Vanity is available in three sizes: 24”, 30” and 36” in length.

    Three storage components, the Americana Cabinet, Americana Cubby, and Americana Hutch, can be used separately or in combination to create a tower specific to the user’s needs. The Cabinet, 19” w x 15.5” d x 36” h features a central shelf and hinged door, perfect for concealed storage. The Cubby, 19” w x 16” d x 30.5” h, features an open central and bottom shelf, while the Hutch, 18.5” w x 9” d x 33” h, is outfitted with three open shelves. Both are ideal for storing linens in the bathroom; in other areas of the home they can be used for displaying photos, books or other items. The Hutch can sit atop the Cabinet or Cubby, or can be used as a separate wall-hung piece.

    Similar to their furniture counterparts, the Americana Mirror is hand crafted of reclaimed wood. The exceptional craftsmanship elevates the beveled glass mirrors to serve as strong stand-alone pieces or as perfect pairings with the vanities and storage pieces. The mirrors are available in two sizes: large, 25.5” w x 29.25” h and small, 21.5” w x 25.5” h.
    The entire Americana Collection is available in four distinctive finishes: Anvil, Whitewash, Chestnut and Driftwood. Anvil evokes the rhythmic clanging of the country blacksmith, while Whitewash channels a certain fence painted by Tom Sawyer. The warm Chestnut finish is reminiscent of harvest time, while Driftwood summons the beauty of America’s scenic coastal waters. In selecting a finish, one can change an entire look of a space—from industrialism or the modern age, to a traditional or cottage feel.

    All pieces in the Americana Collection can be combined with Native Trails’ collection of hand hammered copper sinks and accessories, also made by artisans and prized for their recycled content. With a variety of basin styles—undermount, vessel and raised profiles—and in either Tempered, Antique or Brushed Nickel finishes, Native Trails offers endless varieties that are sure to make a lasting and beautiful statement in the bath and beyond.

    About Native Trails Native
    Trails, a privately owned business based in San Luis Obispo, California, has produced high quality, artisan crafted kitchen and bath fixtures and home décor for over 16 years. Naomi Neilson Howard, Native Trails founder and CEO, established the company to pair the stunning copper craftsmanship she discovered in her travels through Mexico with contemporary design and sustainable business practices. The company’s artisan creations are showcased in more than 1,300 showrooms in the U.S. and Canada. Native Trails is a favorite destination for not only consumers, but also designers and architects, based on several points of differentiation: category-defining designs, high product quality, use of recycled and sustainable materials, and excellent customer service.

    For more information, contact Native Trails at 800-786-0862 or visit www.nativetrails.net.

    Native-Trails-Newsletter-Signup

  • Two New Sleek, Chic Bar Sinks for Upscale Entertaining

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                View as a PDF
    March 4, 2013

    NATIVE TRAILS EXPANDS UPSCALE, ECO-FRIENDLY COLLECTIONS FOR ENTERTAINING WITH SLEEK + CHIC BAR SINKS—MOJITO AND MANHATTAN

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA - Luxury kitchen and bath mainstay Native Trails is causing a stir by introducing two new recycled copper bar sinks, Mojito and Manhattan. These notable additions celebrate the brand’s commitment to offering consumers and designers attractive and sustainable furnishings for entertaining in the home.

    Naomi Neilson Howard, founder and CEO remarks, “People inevitably gather around the bar at gatherings, and it’s so much fun to have a sink that creates a ‘wow’ response. For everyday living, our sinks tend to ‘nurture the soul’ –they just feel good to live with, simple as that.”

    Process + Material:
    The process of creating a Native Trails sink begins with recycled copper – electrical wire and pipes– 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 over an open forge, is hammered by hand with thousands of strokes over an anvil to form it into the desired shape.

    Copper is malleable not only in its nature, but also in its aesthetic adaptability to a variety of décor styles. Native Trails’ hand hammered copper products are designed to blend well with traditional, country and old-world looks, transitional and eclectic styles as well as clean-lined contemporary environments.

    Inspired in name by two popular cocktails, the new Mojito and Manhattan sinks raise the bar—literally. With elegant raised profiles, these sinks are great additions to a bar or entertaining area, and they can function as a secondary kitchen sink, supplementing cooking or preparation for big dinners and parties or everyday tasks.

    Native-Trails-Copper-Bar-SinksFrom Left to Right: Mojito in Brushed Nickel, Manhattan in Antique Finish, Manhattan in Brushed Nickel

    • With a look as refreshing as its namesake drink, Mojito will enhance any bar or prep
    area. A hand crafted delight, this sink truly illustrates innovative artistry and design with a fun, artistic flavor. The deep, circular shape is more than wonderfully functional; it makes a beautiful display when filled with ice and bottles of wine, beer and soft drinks. Mojito measures 16” high x 7.5” wide and uses a 3.5” drain. The raised profile shows off the sink’s beautifully hammered texture.

    • As suggested by its moniker, the rectangular Manhattan basin exudes upscale
    sophistication. Edgy and contemporary with a crisp linear design, Manhattan blends
    classic elegance with modern style into a combination as flavorful as whiskey and
    sweet vermouth, with a cherry on top. Manhattan measures 15” wide x 17” long x 7”
    deep and uses a 3.5” drain.

    Available in traditional Antique or Brushed Nickel finishes, Mojito and Manhattan bar sinks are made of 16 gauge post-consumer recycled copper, which has the strength and durability to withstand daily use. Additionally, studies have proven that copper effectively kills bacteria, making it an exceptional surface for living spaces.

    About Native Trails
    Native Trails, a privately owned business based in San Luis Obispo, California, has produced high quality, artisan crafted kitchen and bath fixtures and home décor for over 16 years. Naomi Neilson Howard, Native Trails’ founder and CEO, established the company to pair the stunning copper craftsmanship she discovered in her travels through Mexico with contemporary design and sustainable business practices. The company’s artisan creations are showcased in more than 1,300 showrooms in the U.S. and Canada. Native Trails is a favorite destination for not only consumers, but also designers and architects, based on several points of differentiation: category-defining designs, high product quality, use of recycled and sustainable materials and excellent customer service.

    For more information, contact Native Trails at 800-786-0862 or visit www.nativetrails.net.

    Native-Trails-Newsletter-Signup

Items 1 to 3 of 8 total

per page