The Delta Dryden™ Collection of faucets is comprised of both bathroom sink (otherwise known as 'lavatory') faucets as well as tub and shower faucets. They're designed with a distinct style that's different than your more run-of-the-mill bath faucet while incorporating some of Delta's design innovations.
Delta's Dryden faucet collection includes bathroom sink faucets, tub and shower faucets as well as shower heads, hand-held shower fixtures and body spray faucet heads. In other words, the Dryden collection offers a product lineup that covers most if not all the fixtures in your bathroom, making it easy to coordinate your bath fixture styles.
One of the main characteristics of the Dryden line is its styling. The design avoids soft round lines in exchange for square outlines and geometric shapes. The styling of the bath sink faucets is a nod to the Art Deco style movement though some might argue that they even have a hint of Craftsman styling due to the square cross-sections used on the spout and handles.
While there is one round shower faucet flange in their lineup, the main style theme is "square", as the Delta Dryden showerhead and other shower trims are square in shape.
Dryden faucets and trims are available in a variety of finishes with availability of those finishes somewhat dependent on the fixture. They include Chrome, Aged Pewter, Brilliance® Stainless and Venetian Bronze®. Delta's claim to fame on their Brilliance finishes is that it's designed to provide a "like new" finish for the life of the faucet. The technology used to fuse the finish into the faucet material is what gives it the finish it's long life.
The Delta Dryden Collection also contains roman tub faucet selections. Roman tub faucets are characterized by faucets that sit on the deck of the tub, just like bath sink faucets that are mounted on the sink.
What I like about the Delta Dryden collection is it's combination of styling and the fact that the fixtures are available in both widespread and centerset configurations. The second point gives you flexibility to use them on both large and small sinks.
Style is obviously a personal preference but the Dryden collection has a unique style approach with that "square" cross-section on the spout and handles. I think it's a good choice for a transitional type of decorating style where you don't necessarily want to be retro and yet not too modern as well. It's simply a style that's clean and yet a bit eclectic, with a touch of art-deco in my view.
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