March 4, 2020

8 Kitchen & Bath Products that are Worth a Second Look

From faucets to expresso makers, these kitchen & Bath products from the following ten talented designers are worth the investment for your home.

Designer: David Thulstrup for Reform

Product: Plate

Standout: The Danish architect and Studio David Thulstrup founder debuts a minimalist monolith for the maker—which produces kitchens using Ikea cabinets and joinery—that pairs aluminum plates with a black MDF core.

Designer: Lars Tornøe for Muuto

Product: Dots Ceramic

Standout: A reactive glaze lends the Norwegian product designer’s earthenware hooks an artisanal presence, while the smooth surface is especially gentle on hung textiles.

Designer: Christian Haas for Sanwa Company x Karimoku New Standard

Product: Corso

Standout: A hybrid compact kitchen unit/sideboard melds the best of both genres, the Japanese oak base and open upper cabinets inspired by grids prevalent in modernist architecture.

Designer: Philippe Starck for Duravit

Product: Starck T

Standout: A soap dish reminiscent of a branching tree is a star of the French icon’s bath accessories series, available in matte black and chrome finishes to suit a range of interior decors.

Designers: Roberto and Ludovica Palomba for Zucchetti

Product: PAN

Standout: Inspired by forms both geometric and organic, the duo’s simple faucet is part of a broad product range offered in a spectrum of metallic, white, and dark finishes including this soft-touch black.

Designer: David Chipperfield for Alessi

Product: Moka

Standout: The London architect updates the classic stovetop espresso maker, originally designed by Alberto Alessi’s grandfather, with a double-funnel filter (for espresso or drip coffee) and an induction-ready magnetic base.

Designers: Diego Vencato and Marco Merendi for Agape

Product: Petra

Standout: The Italian designers conceived a collection of sleek in- or outdoor basins and countertops fabricated of Cementoskin, a concrete that’s highly dirt resistant yet boasts a soft, natural finish reminiscent of polished stone. Through Dom Interiors.

Designer: India Mahdavi for Louis Vuitton

Product: Talisman tray

Standout: Based on a leather-marquetry table from the Parisian product designer’s own line, this smooth, lacquered tray features a beguiling eye pattern in a black/blue/green palette.

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