Since 1885, Hastings, a privately-owned company, has been a leading provider of decorative architectural products in the U.S. market. Originally founded in Hastings-on-the Hudson New York, as a manufacturer of asphalt and concrete paving materials, the Company compiled a prestigious list of paving installations throughout the United States. To this day, the perimeter of New York’s Central Park is covered with Hastings signature hexagon asphalt pavers.
Early in the 1970s, nearly one hundred years after it’s inception, the Company observed the burgeoning American interest in European design and decided to diversify its’ product range. Drawing upon a keen eye for contemporary style, Mario Paone, the Company’s then President, created the Hastings Tile & Bath Collection. Since then, Hastings has been at the forefront of influencing contemporary style in the U.S. and has established itself firmly as a resource for designers for tile and decorative plumbing products in both residential and commercial settings. Aligning itself with leading design-driven European manufacturers, Hastings provides a broad range of tile and bath products that reflect emerging trends in contemporary design as well as timeless style.
In March, 2000, the Company, sold the paving business and turned its’ full attention to further developing the tile and bath business. Today, Hastings Tile & Bath, Inc., headquartered on New York’s Long Island, has developed a comprehensive dealer network in conjunction with its’ own Company-operated showrooms and architectural and design sales force.
The Hastings Tile & Bath Collection carries a wide selection of European brands. Buyers travel to Europe regularly, adding to the collection with new and innovative products. Its contemporary bath collection includes brands such as the Arne Jacobsen-designed Vola faucet line, Fantini, Catalano and Tulli Zuccari. As for tiles, the dazzling variety on hand constantly redefines the possibilities for tiled surfaces. Available in myriad textures and colors, Hastings specializes in large-format tiles and carries brands such as Grazia, Bardelli, Viva, Rex and Tagina.
A fixture in the design community, designers continue to look to Hastings Tile & Bath for the latest in fine European tile and bath products, thoughtful customer service from a knowledgeable staff and, perhaps more importantly, design inspiration.