The latest kitchen cabinetry emphasizes natural wood grains that add a touch of the exotic to kitchen décor. With its bold striations, the cabinetry line Alnochic from German manufacturer Alno illustrates this trend. Made from
high-gloss walnut, it provides an alternative to more traditional cabinetry styles. www.alnousa.com.
Fanimation’s new Torto Ceiling Fan offers function and style. A modern, innovative design lends the fan a contemporary flair while its three blades create angled airflow that efficiently covers a room. Available in Metro Gray (pictured) or Oil Rubbed Bronze with a frosted glass light fixture. www.fanimation.com.
Less Is More
The Fire Ribbon Vent-Free 3 ft from Spark Modern Fires takes a minimalist approach. No chimney, flue or hearth is necessary, and the Vent-Free gas fireplace can be installed anywhere. Buyers select their own surround details, custom fit to their own space. www.sparkfires.com.
Introducing Betty Blue, a freestanding, basin-less washstand designed by Sieger and manufactured by Alape. When water hits its flat surface, it is directed into an overflow channel just millimeters wide, and out through pipes that are concealed in the basin’s legs. Made of steel with a homogeneous glass coating, Betty Blue is available at Union Hardware in Bethesda. www.unionhardware.com.
Filtered or Tap?
Faucet and fixture manufacturer MGS has a new, triple-lever kitchen faucet with a built-in filtration system. Though it looks and operates like a traditional faucet, this streamlined stainless-steel fixture disperses tap and filtered water through two separate waterways. www.mgsdesigns.com.