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Katerra's building product brand Kova

Katerra launches "elegantly simple" building products brand KOVA

Dezeen promotion: Silicon Valley design-build firm Katerra has launched a brand called KOVA that offers "simple, timeless" building products and materials.

KOVA was founded by Katerra to offer architects, designers and trade professionals a one-stop shop for high quality but low-cost materials and products.

Its products range from large appliances and cabinetry through to lighting, window coverings, plumbing, flooring and ceramic tiles.

Katerra's building product brand Kova

"As designers and builders specify and order their products, they may go through a lot of different partners for their plumbing, lighting, cabinets, countertops, etcetera," said Trevor Schick, head of the KOVA.

"KOVA is a one-stop shop where we provide all of these materials at a premium quality and great design, but at a better value and with a quicker turnaround," Schick continued.

"So, as a developer is looking at what they can do to drive cost down and simplify delivery on a project, KOVA is now one of the levers they can pull."

Katerra's building product brand Kova

The brand's name, KOVA, is derived from the prefix "co" and the Spanish word "va", which translates as "go".

This is intended to symbolise "that design, quality and value can go together and strike a perfect balance".

Katerra's building product brand Kova

All KOVA Select products are designed in Seattle by its in-house design team.

The items are designed to complement any style, enabling users to easily achieve "fully coordinated" and timeless finishes throughout the living spaces they are designing or building.

Katerra's building product brand Kova

One of KOVA's first collections is KOVA Select, the brand's premium line of products that "offers superior design without the premium prices".

This includes modular plumbing fixtures that are designed to be as simple as possible, with classic geometric forms and minimal ornamentation.

Katerra's building product brand Kova

All of KOVA's products are designed to "meet the highest environmental and quality standards" such as the Cal Green certification in all its kitchen and bath faucets and showerheads.

Find out more information about KOVA and KOVA Select on the brand's website.