The Human Touch: Introducing New Textures from Thompson
Mar. 22, 2017 Product News

Texture brings life to design, layering finishes and pattern, while lifting the spirit of a room. Thompson is excited to present its new hand hammered textures, available for copper sinks in the both the kitchen and bath.

Textures created by Thompson craftsmen through expert hand hammering beg to be touched. And in a world progressively reliant on digital interaction, touch is an even more essential sense.

Drama is on tap with a selection of new hand hammering techniques being introduced in 2017. Pulling inspiration from both fashion and nature, these textures recall argyle and houndstooth patterns, or leaves falling gently from a tree. They draw the eye and call the hand to follow the edges, shapes and lines. Thompson will debut these new textures on a variety of sinks for the kitchen and bath.

See a selection of new textures in the Thompson Image Gallery. 

The ‘wheat’ technique of hand-hammering, as seen on the new Gari Farmhouse Sink, is also being introduced at KBIS. On close inspection, thousands of delicate hammer strokes are evident. The technique’s name is a nod to the finished look, which is reminiscent of the mark a blade of wheat might leave behind. Coupled with an antique copper finish, the sink shines.


About Thompson

Thompson is the largest decorative metals product provider in the United States, with a focus on copper. Located in Greensboro, NC, the company is family-owned and operated. Working with artisans in Mexico and India, Thompson transforms the highest-quality materials into one-of-a-kind designs for the home. Each piece is handcrafted, unique and possesses a story that is all its own. For more information, visit