Platinum Award
2015
Planar 8 Sink
Designed and hand-fabricated in Italy, the Planar 8 Kitchen Sink Series is made of smooth, Grade 304 (18 percent chromium, 10 percent nickel), 18-gauge stainless steel, with sound-dampening pads and Franke’s silky luster finish
Maximized work space: These undermount sinks measure 17 inches from front to back to enhance countertop work space without compromising sink functionality.
Maximized storage space: The drain is placed in the rear of the unit so that drainage piping does not crowd the space inside the cabinet beneath the sink.
Easier cleaning: Keeping a Planar 8 sink bright and clean is easy given the thoughtful design, according to Brad Kiel, Vice President of Franke Kitchen Systems Luxury segment. “Unlike the zero-degree radius corners of other hand-fabricated kitchen sinks, the new Planar 8 is handcrafted with a tight, 8mm radius,” he says. “That minimally curved corner makes this new product much easier to maintain.”
Enhanced functionality: Custom accessories, such as a bottom grid, a cutting board, and a colander are available to create a more productive and enjoyable cooking experience.

Sustainability

LEED certified Franke Headquarters in USA
Franke's commitment to sustainability is also embodied by its new US head office in Smyrna, TN: the new building, which opened with great celebrations in 2009, has been awarded a Silver Certificate for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)" by the United States Green Building Council.
In its new building, Franke implemented a total of 33 measures that are beneficial for the environment, including: a white, heat-reflecting roof, so less cooling is required; marked preferential parking spaces for hybrid vehicles, bicycle stands, water-saving taps and toilets, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly paints, sealants and adhesives, a design that provides 90% of the personnel with natural light, solar panels and much more besides.

Where hte sPlanar 8 sink is made:
Fewer chemicals in cleaning process
Faber in Fabriano (Italy) identified the cleaning systems water from the paint shop as one of the most critical wastes in terms of quantity and hazard. The phosphate products that are used in the degreasing acid solution to clean the metal sheets were substituted with less toxic substances. The results are impressive: Less chemical products used for passivation; increased product quality; and 50% reduction of waste water.

Pricing

$995-1,395 MSRP
Franke Kitchen Systems
Franke is the largest stainless steel kitchen sink manufacturer in the world and a leading name in kitchen faucets; hot- and cold-water filtration; topmount, undermount and apron front sinks; and waste disposers. Headquartered in Aarburg, Switzerland, the Franke Group is a leading provider of solutions and equipment for domestic kitchens, bathrooms, professional food service, coffee preparation and beverage delivery. The group employs 9,000 people at 68 subsidiaries on four continents, and exports to over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.franke.us/ks.
Address: 800 Aviation Parkway
City: Smyrna
State: TN
Zip: 37167
Country: United States
Phone: (800) 626-5771
Website: http://www.franke.us/ks
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