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Editor’s Picks: Kitchen+Bath

The latest products are high on looks and function



KITCHEN KARMA Industrial designer Karim Rashid has teamed with Italian kitchen manufacturer Rastelli to create Karan, a versatile, modular collection of islands, peninsulas, tables, wall systems and more that can be installed in various configurations. Materials include aluminum, glass, composite wood, stainless steel, ceramic and oak. rastellicucine.it


ANCIENT CRAFT Bond, a new bath-fittings collection, represents a collaboration between Waterworks and New York design firm Gachot Studios. The minimalist line encompasses three designs that have been engraved using an Old World technique called guilloché, commonly employed on jewelry and clocks. waterworks.com

BY THE SEA The luminous, iridescent allure of mother-of-pearl inspired Native Trails’ Lido collection of glass vessel sinks. Though they conjure beach walks among the seashells, each basin is fashioned of spun Murano glass. Available in four finishes; Abalone is pictured. nativetrailshome.com

COLOR FORWARD KitchenAid’s Commercial-Style Range Collection makes a statement with nine distinctive hues including soft pastels such as Avocado Cream and Misty Blue (pictured) and bolder shades like Scorched Orange and Yellow Pepper. A KitchenAid Handle Medallion kit makes changing out the handle colors a cinch. kitchenaid.com

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Scavolini’s new Box Life system creates an uncluttered profile by concealing sleek kitchens (above), wardrobes and even beds behind retractable, sliding or folding doors. Designed in conjunction with Rainlight Studio to bring style and functionality to small spaces, Box Life modules come in linear, corner or U-shaped configurations. scavoliniusa.com

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE Wilsonart’s new Connected Collection of high-pressure laminated surfaces encompasses 16 coordinated abstract and wood-grain looks designed to work together or alone. Available through the company’s Virtual Design Library, which allows customers to visualize the surfaces in their own space, in any combination. wilsonart.com

NEXT GENERATION Miele’s new MasterCool lineup—which includes column, bottom-mount and French door options—brings innovation to refrigeration. Dual condensers cool each compartment separately and patented AirClean technology prevents odors from recirculating. Users also enjoy smart-phone connectivity and easy access via a Door Assist feature. mieleusa.com

RETRO CHIC Perfect for small spaces, Big Chill’s Mini Fridge conceals modern conveniences—for instance, a wine rack, temperature-management system, crisper drawer and glass shelving—inside a vintage exterior sporting snazzy retro colors (Pastel Turquoise is pictured) and chrome trim. bigchill.com

FLEX TIME Hastings Tile & Bath introduces Urban, a collection of minimalist vanities, storage, sinks and mirrors with an emphasis on design flexibility. Vanities can be wall- or floor-mounted with front or side cabinets. Pedestal and vessel sinks come in multiple finishes and storage options abound. hastingstilebath.com

MEMORY LANE Karndean Designflooring recreates the tiled floors found in Victorian and Regency-era homes in vinyl with the Heritage Collection. Individual geometric pieces are assembled into panels and glued. Two designs, Mayfair and Clifton (pictured), are available in monochromatic and bold colorways. karndean.com

ON A CURVE Bath faucet manufacturer Franz Viegener has unveiled its first kitchen collection, encompassing solid-brass standard and pro-sized faucets with curved, modern lines and a range of finishes—including the just-debuted PVD Satin Black (pictured). franzviegener.us


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