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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.
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.
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.