Not that I’m into shopping or anything. But seeing that my job does involve the faucet industry, modern, antique, and otherwise, I have some experience. This may sound a little gruff, but hear me out, because I’m right.
Modernity is a pretty much useless term. Just think about it. When are we not in modernity? As time passes, modernity does not just recede into the past. We don’t let it. Instead, we start to call it, traditional, or antique.
When I think of modern now I think of something trendy trying to be elegant. Sometimes this works, and I like it. Sometimes the result seems to come from squishing play dough through the plastic grinder.
If anyone attaches the word, modern, to a faucet you may want to buy, what they mean to say is this: I want you to think this faucet will really impress your friends. You know, just like organic.
...How do I know?
When I thought up the idea for this entry, I looked at a number of different websites that think they know what modern is. This kitchen and bath blog is bold enough to claim it has found 5 different styles that will “stand the test of time.” The problem is, I don’t even like half of them (I like the side sprayer on the last entry, accounting for 2 1/3 out of 5).
Oh, did I forget to mention: if I don’t like them, they’re already traditional? The point is: nobody has any intimate knowledge of the present. We’re all just out here doing what we like, going after what we love, and so on. So, when you buy a faucet, just grab one you like; it’ll make shopping more fun.