Stone Forest farmhouse sinks.The Kitchen Sink
New forms and finishes freshen up the old standby.
Stone Forest’s Farmhouse Sinks are hand-carved from
honed basalt, papiro cream marble and Carrara marble.
Available in single- or double-basin styles, the sinks measure
33 inches wide, 22 inches deep and 10 inches high.
Bronze and copper are popular finishes on the latest kitchen
products, from appliances to hardware. Brizo’s new Baliza
pull-out faucet (above) boasts a brushed bronze finish. It
features a four-function spray feature and a magnetic docking
system to prevent the faucet from dangling.
The new Bellefleur kitchen faucet by Danze was inspired by
the organic shape of a “beautiful flower.” A two-function pull-
down spray spout is fashioned into the flared end of the piece.
Available for kitchen or prep sink. Visit www.danze.com.
Kohler’s new Prologue stainless-steel kitchen sink was designed
to meet the needs of the serious home chef. It features a large
nine-inch-deep basin, a wet work surface, a wire colander that
nestles into the basin and a hardwood cutting board that slides
across the basin and over the colander. The cutting board and
colander can also be stored in an optional drawer system that
fits under the sink. Visit www.kohler.com.
High-tech hoods and modular solutions create a sleek look
Siemens’s avangGarde multiMedia HoodMulti-tasking chefs
—and their guests—will enjoy hanging out in the kitchen
with Siemens’ avantGarde multiMedia Hood (right). A
high-resolution, 17-inch LCD is built into the 36-inch
chimney-style hood. The unit, which operates by remote,
also plays DVDs and audio CDs.
The new Sc61 (below), part of SieMatic’s Modern Classics
kitchen collection, marries form and function. The walnut
wall structure supports cabinets with smoked-glass doors
and open shelves for decorative display. The onWall Rail
features a lighting system and offers easy access to
cooking essentials (inset). Visit www.SieMatic.com.
Stone Forest’s Custom Kitchen Island boasts a top and
sink carved from a single block of a homeowner’s preferred
stone. Homeowners can also customize the material of the
cabinetry and the island’s size. Visit www.stoneforest.com.
Graham & Brown has introduced the CONTOUR wallpaper
collection as an alternative to kitchen tile. The splash-proof
and durable papers include the Mondrian-inspired Geo
five other designs ranging from florals to an Art Nouveau
motif. Visit www.grahambrown.com.
Cabinetry brings a rustic Craftsman look into the kitchen.
Composed of knotty alder, an abundant species in parts
of the Western U.S., the line has beveled edges and the
option of either arched or square tops.
Chefs, start your engines. Poggenpohl has partnered
with the Porsche Design Group to create the innovative
Kitchen P’7340, aimed at the growing number of men
who are passionate about cooking and place a premium
on good kitchen design. The modular system is based on
aluminum frames that can be configured any way the
homeowner wants as freestanding units or along a wall.
High-quality glass and textured wood surfaces juxtapose
high-tech styling with natural materials. The kitchen also
features built-in lighting and audio-video systems. All electric
appliances are supplied by Miele. The Porsche Design kitchen
hits U.S. shores in summer 2008. Visit www.poggenpohl-usa.com.
Gaggenau’s RW 414/464 Wine Storage Unit features two
separately adjustable temperature zones for storing white
and red wines, plus a separate storage area for decanters,
opened or over-sized bottles. An optional humidor can also
be placed in the unit, where regulated temperature and
humidity are optimal for cigar storage. The modular piece is
available in either 18- or 24-inch columns.
MGS Design’s Vela, crafted from 100-percent stainless steel,
now comes in a new carbon finish to complement the hot
metallics showing up on some of today’s latest appliances.
It also looks great with contemporary black fixtures.
The Ariston Experience Coffee Center brings ease of use and
flexibility to in-home coffee making. Just 12 inches deep, the
machine can be built into cabinetry, suspended under an upper
cabinet or displayed on a countertop. Programmable controls
adjust the strength, flavor and size of every espresso,
cappuccino or latte. Visit www.aristonappliances.us.
Plan-It Granite & Marble’s new location in Sterling, Virginia,
is a one-stop idea center for kitchen and bath design. In
addition to a wide selection of stone and tile, the showroom
displays a variety of fully designed kitchens to help builders,
designers and consumers choose the features they want f
or top-to-bottom design and installation. It’s an ideal starting
point for remodeling. Call (703) 709-3551
or visit www.plan-itgranite.com.
Liebherr’s new SB-245 refrigerator combines food and wine
storage in a 48-inch, side-by-side solution. The model features
five separate temperature zones for optimum storage, including
a two-zone wine cabinet complete with a glass door. All of
German-manufacturer Leibherr’s refrigeration products are
Energy-Star rated. The company is also the first manufacturer
to comply with RoHS (Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous
Substances) standards worldwide. For more information,
visit the Web site www.liebherr-appliances.com.