Julien and Matthew Quinn Partner to Create Innovative Products for Home Refinements Brand

May 19, 2015, 06:30 ET from Home Refinements by Julien

Introduction of SocialCorner Sink Promises to Transform Kitchen Design and Function

ATLANTA and QUEBEC CITY, Quebec, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Julien, a leading stainless steel products manufacturer, and Matthew Quinn, the luxury kitchen and bath designer, today announced their partnership to design, produce and distribute innovative products under Julien's Home Refinements brand. Their design and manufacturing collaboration debuts with six models of Quinn's simple and transformative SocialCorner stainless steel sink.

Quinn originally unveiled his concept design to the public at the 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House, catching the attention of the industry. The commercially available product from Home Refinements will premier at ICFF in New York (May 16-19, 2015) and at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles (May 29-31, 2015).

The sinks are the first ever to allow more than one person to work and socialize during meal preparation or entertaining.  Advancing the popular trend of the kitchen as social heart of the home, Julien and Quinn now provide a sink that fundamentally reinvents the central kitchen island to allow more participation and collaboration between family members or friends. 

The solution is as simple as it is breakthrough: designing and producing a sink created specifically to be installed off-center and flush to the edge of any island.  Doing so creates an additional, usable side of the sink and a modern, show-stopping look.  The design eliminates the need for a second sink and improves overall kitchen flow.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with such an acclaimed designer whose attention to detail results in innovative and practical solutions," said Carl-David Belley, Executive Vice President at Home Refinements.  "Quinn's contributions to Julien's team of top-notch engineers, technicians and craftsmen helps us continue to deliver a product that exceeds the finest standards."

"I am extremely excited about our collaborative partnership with Home Refinements and look forward to bringing fresh and new design concepts to the workhorse of the kitchen," said Matthew Quinn.  "Innovative products don't need to be complex.  Sometimes the best answer is the simplest one, as with the SocialCorner sinks."

Quinn is known for designs that showcase unexpected uses of metals, colors and textures. Julien specializes in metals formation and has the ability to realize Quinn's designs with exceptional quality. The SocialCorner sink is available in six models for left or right installation, in 24'', 30'' or 36'' standard cabinet width. The sinks are hand-crafted in Canada by Home Refinements from 16 gauge stainless steel. And, their antibacterial and non-corrosive properties, as well as their number-four brushed finish ensure long-lasting quality.

Additions to the current SocialCorner collection and to the Home Refinements product portfolio are under discussion between Julien's product development team and Matthew Quinn.

About Home Refinements by Julien


Julien is a world-class company renowned for processing sheet metal stainless steel.  Founded in 1946, Julien has completed projects in close to 20 countries, in sectors as diverse as residential and commercial kitchens, financial institutions, medical equipment, appliances, transportation and more.  In 2014, Julien promoted the new identity of its high-end residential products, now designated by the name Home Refinements.  Their sinks, faucets and accessories are all developed with one fundamental principle in mind:  to create synergy between work stations and users.  At Home Refinements, standard sinks are meant to be improved upon, which is why most of their products can—and are designed to—be fully personalized.  With their new À la Carte concept, any standard stainless steel sink in their portfolio can be customized thanks to 25 unique options.  And to facilitate this process, an online configurator has been launched on their website in 2014.  Home Refinements now positions itself as the leading brand on which customers can rely to find that special one-of-a-kind creation, not available on the market.

About Matthew Quinn


As a leading expert in kitchen and bath design, Matthew Quinn has worked around the world providing his clients with original, memorable spaces.  Through residential, commercial, multiunit, and hospitality projects brought to him by the world's top architects and interior designers, Matthew increases the design and functionality of kitchens and baths.  He is the recipient of numerous national design awards, including first place in the National Sub Zero/Wolf Kitchen Design Competition and has been published in numerous magazines and books including Architectural Digest and Veranda. Quinn serves on multiple design boards for high-end kitchen and bath product manufacturers. Matthew's design aesthetic is showcased in his product designs.  Included among them are the Matthew Quinn Collection line of boutique baths and sinks for MTI Baths, the MQ Collection of faucets for the Rubinet Company, the MQ Collection of architectural hardware manufactured in partnership with Reveal Designs, a collection of stone and metal architectural hoods and mantels manufactured by Francois & Co., and the Multiplicity Collection; a collection of architectural mouldings and cabinet legs with Art For Everyday. Matthew's new kitchen design book will be published in early 2016.

Home Refinements by Julien 
Melanie Savard
955, rue Lachance
Quebec (QC)  G1P 2H3
T : 1 800-461-3377
F : 1 866-397-9090

Matthew Quinn
Rachel Martin
349 Peachtree Hills Ave., Suite B5A
Atlanta (GA)  30305
T : 1 404-974-3560

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