January 31, 2014
Everything You Need to Personalize Your Kitchen and Bath
A preview of smart, feature-rich kitchen and bath products for the new year
With three inner panels that conceal the grease filters, this hood strikes the optimal balance between air extraction and style. Available for Wall and Island modules, the Incognito comes in a stainless-steel finish or can be customized with more than 200 colors.
There’s no shortage of opportunity for innovation in kitchens and bathrooms, with more personalizable, feature-rich products at the disposal of designers and consumers. Thermador’s Professional Series Steam and Convection Oven includes seven cooking options, with everything from a titanium griddle and grill to a large convection oven. Kohler’s Artifacts collection allows designers to coordinate faucets, showers, and finishes for a personalized style.
The industry has realized that for such products to reach their full potential, they must be integrated into the larger context—the architecture of homes or hospitality spaces. This year, KBIS 2014, the country’s largest kitchen and bath event, held February 4-6 in Las Vegas, will co-locate with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) under the umbrella of Design and Construction Week. As illustrated by this selection—which includes a nature inspired glass sink and space-saving kitchen drawers—designers and manufacturers continue to surprise us with novel products that can transform the spaces we live in.
Ideal for kitchen islands, this deck-mounted faucet by Sieger Design comes with an unusually long arm projection of 21 2/3 inches and rotates a full 360 degrees, providing hot and cold water anywhere within its radius.
| Rohl Michael Berman Pull-Down Faucet
Inspired by American glamour of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, this kitchen faucet, by Michael Berman, is made in the USA, and available in three finishes. It features anti scalding technology that prevents the hot water side from being fully open, avoiding serious burns.
| Omnia Ultima Collection
This collection of solid brass cabinet pulls is scaled for both doors and appliances, and includes a set of robust square cabinet knobs. The collection is available in three finishes.
| California Faucets Miramar Faucet
This faucet blends sleek, architectural lines with gentle curves and works perfectly for any transitional setting. It’s available with cross or lever handles in more than 30 finishes.
Shown here in Carbonite wood, this kitchen offers a tailor-made approach to design. The hand- les are made from anodized aluminum alloy with a titanium finish, and they run across all kitchen surfaces, both on the base and on tall unit doors. Way is available in more than 50 finishes, including metallic lacquers, matte and high-gloss lacquers, and five woods.
| Thermador Professional Series Steam and Convection Oven
This high-performance range offers seven cooking options, including extra low simmering, a power burner, a titanium griddle and grill, and a large convection oven.
| Siematic Haus Accessories System
This flexible system includes redesigned drawers, along with pullouts, spice holders, knife holders, bread boxes, and other accessories. The interiors combine anodized aluminum, fine porcelain, soft textures, and oak or chestnut wood. One innovative feature is a drawer that comes with a USB port, serving as a docking station for smartphones and tablets.
| Poggenpohl Drawers
This customizable Poggenpohl drawer organization solution, shown here in an Artesio concept kitchen, comes in aluminum, maple, or walnut (shown). Interior lighting inside drawers is also available as an option.
The Artifacts collection allows designers to coordinate and personalize faucets, showers, and accessories, with three options for the spout and three options for handles—all available in five finishes.
| Brizo Freestanding Tub Filler
This new tub filler was crafted to coordinate with any design style, from stately to modern, and to appeal to discerning homeowners who are taking the look and feel of their bathroom to the next level.
| Kraüs Nature Series Glass Sinks
The rich hues and organic textures of these handcrafted glass sinks are inspired by the earth’s elemental beauty, ranging from the lush green of a rolling hillside to the crisp ice blue of glacial peaks. Kräus has also designed a range of faucets to integrate with their sinks.
| Axor Nendo Lampshower
This hybrid shower and lamp blends water and light, giving the bathroom a cozier feel. Available in ceiling-and wall-mounted versions, the product comes in a chrome finish or can be individualized with a range of special finishes through Axor Manufaktur.
Defined by straight lines and minimalist aesthetics, this floating vanity is crafted in Spain, and is available in high-gloss White Luxe and Metallic Grey Luxe (shown) finishes. The vanity includes two drawers, the upper with a U-channel cutout for plumbing, to allow for as much storage space as possible.
| Toto Hand Shower
This shower aerates the water to make the shower experience much more enjoyable while reducing water consumption. The showerheads also offer spray options like cascading flow and Gyrostream, Toto’s patented water massage function. Users can switch between spray styles with a click of a button.
| Duravit Sound System
This system streams music from any Bluetooth-compatible device via wireless speakers tucked under the mirrored cabinet. It can register up to eight different devices, and also has password protection options, making it an enticing option for commercial use.
| Fantini Levante Shower Set Collection
This award-winning shower set, designed by Rudolfo Dordoni, has a characteristic soft design because of the rounded corners between the lever and the spout. The shower set includes a thermostatic built-in shower mixer, a hand spray, showerhead, and body sprays, all available in chrome and matte white.
All photos courtesy the manufacturers and designers.