August 29, 2016

K&B: pg 282-291

From air saunas and walnut cutting boards to waterfall showers, here are 32 products in the kitchen and bath category that marry performance and panache. Waterworks’ collaboration with New York sculptor and cult jewelry designer Jill Platner may have been two years in the making, but the result is an effortless blend of the artisanal and the industrial. Dubbed Isla, the collection includes a tub spout, a robe hook, a towel bar, and a showstopping faucet set with voluptuous handles. Major kitchen appliances don’t typically merit fashion coverage. But Smeg is no ordinary fridge factory: its limited-edition FAB28 series was produced under the creative direction of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Meanwhile, Lex Pott transformed the La Cornue’s signature Château 150 range by chemically oxidizing its solid-brass face, resulting in an electric-blue hue similar to the patina that typically takes years to develop. All products have also been featured in Interior Design‘s Spring Market Tabloid.

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