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Luna by GRAFF on the Talisman Yacht l SNAP, Architectural News + Products

Tasked with providing the perfect bathroom faucets for Talisman C, a three-floor, 230-foot charter ship, London-based yacht design studio H2 considered more than aesthetics. Of course the fixtures had to be luxurious, matching the Art Deco motif of the ship's lounges, bedrooms, and fitness area. But the pieces also had to be able to withstand salt, sand and moisture.

GRAFF's Luna hardware fit the bill. The collection's most dramatic fixture-- the 39-inch-long, wall-mount vessel filler-- floats above the sinks, freeing up the limited counter space. Water streams down the fitting's curved length; a wall-mount lever controls its flow.

Yet it was the finish of the sculptural piece--GRAFF's patented polished chrome over solid brass-- that sealed the deal. The highly durable combination is "well suited for environments with elevated humidity and salinity," says Javier Korneluk, senior director of global sales and marketing. The finish also inhibits discoloration of the fixtures, corrosion of the metals, and other signs of wear and tear. Luna was a moon shot that has proved seaworthy indeed.