8 High-Style Kitchen & Bath Products
Standout: The designer’s collection includes these ceramic tiles with mod quilt-ish design hand painted in five shades; an equal number of solids are offered. Through Hastings Tile & Bath.
2. Avi Abel of Watermark Designs
Standout: A collection awash in material and finish options includes this brass basin set with Exquisite Rose marble “cover” handles and a polished-copper body (plus optional inserts).
Standout: The lozenge-shaped hand shower of the chrome-plated brass set clings to the palm via a back strap; hold it away for a spritz, or closer to wet skin for a massage with the nozzles.
Standout: Its graceful asymmetry and racy curves elevate the ceramic countertop sink with matching drain cover.
5. Michael Gottschalk of Blu Bathworks
Standout: Perfect for a nice deep soak, the seamless glossy or matte white bath with sensuous base consists of Blu•stone, an eco-friendly material composed mainly of quartzite.
6. Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr for Axor
Product: MilanoSlim Outdoor
Standout: The new alfresco version of the water-conserving showerpipe, which releases a waterfall-like stream, brings a weather-resistant teak column to the sleek stainless-steel design.
Standout: The striking 12-inch porcelain tiles—with texture created with glazes and relief—were inspired by isometric projection, a method that converts 3-D objects to 2-D.