Product Spotlight: New Designs Combine Craftsmanship with Beauty for the Kitchen and Bath

Published On September 6, 2016

While the kitchen remains the heart of the home, the bath stands as a place to escape. And, both spaces deserve the beauty of Thompson Traders with newly introduced hand-hammered copper sinks.

On a clear night, the sky blazes with the brilliance of billions of stars. Historically, stars have guided us, even inspired us. It’s that calming influence of a starry night that inspires the name of Thompson Traders’ new Stella Sink. Shown in handcrafted, hand-hammered Rose Gold finish, Stella gleams in the bath. Dimensions: 17 inches round, 5 inches depth.

Shown in Rose Gold finish, the Palla Sink is beautiful, classic and eye-catching, with both texture and dimension. Even more, it comes from the hands of master craftsman in Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico, a historic coppersmithing region. Each copper vessel is hand-hammered, with coppersmith dedicating hours, days and sometimes weeks to create a one-of-a-kind sink. Dimensions: 13-3/8 inches x 4-9/16 inches round, 5 inches depth.

A long, hot bath is a remedy for everyday stress – and the freestanding Britannia soaking tub by Thompson Traders turns the bath into a luxurious retreat. Alejandra Ochoa de Thompson, the founder and creative director of Thompson Traders, grew up near the renowned copper-crafting region of Santa Clara del Cobre, Mexico, where generations of coppersmiths have used time-honored, metal-crafting techniques for centuries. Traditions of her native Mexico inspire many of Alejandra’s creations, including copper tubs, which are found in many Mexican homes.

Mixing metals may be a driving trend in jewelry, but it is also hot in personalizing kitchens and material choices made by homeowners. With that in mind, Thompson Traders introduces Silver Line, a farmhouse sink in Black Copper finish, with a framing nickel stripe meant to coordinate with stainless steel fixtures and appliances. Dimensions: 22 inches x 33 inches rectangle, 9/14 inches depth.

Destined to be the center of attention, the Gari farmhouse sink feels both modern and timeless with its handcrafted Rose Gold finish. Each stroke of the craftsman’s hammer yields a unique piece of art guaranteeing no two products are identical. The hammering process varies depending on the vessel. Some require more than 15,000 strokes in order to attain their final appearance. Dimensions: 33 inches x 22 inches round, 9-1/8 inches depth.

The Country Toscana is the perfect accessory to the well-appointed kitchen or mudroom. Its single-bowl design is crafted from one seamless sheet of hand-hammered copper and finished in a radiant and rich Black Copper Finish. Dimensions: Outer, 30 x 22 inches; Inner, 26-1/2 inches x 18 inches; Depth, 10 to 15 inches.

Finally, Thompson Traders has created three unique, fun and functional pitchers, inspired by nature and wildlife. Each is made of copper, with a distinct animal representation as the handle. The alligator and parrot are crafted from silver and semiprecious stone. They may be used both in serving drinks and as decorative accessories. Hand wash with mild detergent and soft sponge to keep ready for use. Not pictured, Parrot Pitcher, which is only available as a silhouette.

About Thompson Traders

Thompson Traders is the largest decorative metals product provider in the United States, with a focus on copper. Located in Greensboro, NC, the company is family-owned and operated. Working with artisans in Mexico and India, Thompson Traders transforms the highest-quality materials into one-of-a-kind designs for the home. Each piece is handcrafted, unique and possesses a story that is all its own. For more information, visit www.thompsontraders.com.

High res photography available as shown and silhouette.