Miele introduces the Independence Series refrigerator and wine storage unit.
Glass tiles from Crossville, Inc.
LaCucina Alessi cabinetry system.
Blanco Quadris kitchen faucet.
Diamond's SuperCabinet.
Bertazzoni's Master Series line of professional-grade ranges.

Kitchen Karma

These finds impart style and substance to the most important room in the house

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010

Chill Out
Miele introduces the Independence Series refrigerator and wine storage unit. The handcrafted refrigerator comes in a stainless-steel finish or can be concealed behind custom cabinetry. The wine storage unit offers three independently controlled cooling zones and Miele’s ClearView lighting system, which illuminates bottles without altering their temperature. www.mieleusa.com.

Glass Blox
This new line of glass tiles from Crossville, Inc., boasts a palette of 44 colors ranging from dazzling brights to subtle neutrals, available in a variety of sizes. Buy Glass Blox (pictured) at any Mosaic Tile location, and a percentage of the profits will be donated to The Common Thread for the Cure Foundation, which raises funds within the design industry for battling breast cancer. www.mosaictileco.com.

A Technology First
Anvil Motion’s innovative computerized cabinetry system has motion sensors that allow doors and panels to rise and fall vertically in response to a hand wave, while drawers glide open and shut at a touch. Anvil Motion integrates with your home’s automated lighting, HVAC, security and media systems, and features biometric security to control access to areas that may contain valuables or dangerous items. www.anvilmotion.com.

The Poetry of the Curved Line
The cabinetry system LaCucina Alessi was designed by Alessandro Mendini with Gabriele Centazzo for LaCucina. With its undulating curves and cut, painted, etched and stain-resistant glass fronts and surfaces, it’s not only unusual, it’s also eco-friendly: All materials are recyclable and only water-based paints are used. www.alessi.com.

Decorative Detail
Kohler’s Artist Editions apron-front kitchen sinks equally enhance
a traditional or contemporary space with intricate, carved patterns and textures. Here, a cursive design adorns the Alcott undercounter sink in Translucent Cashmere. These sinks are made from fireclay that’s been glazed to highlight their carved texture. www.us.kohler.com.

Steel Art
German manufacturer Blanco is known for its trademark
STEELART stainless-steel sinks and faucets. The new Blanco Quadris kitchen faucet offers a sleek geometric design that hides a convenient pull-out spray feature. The fixture has a solid brass body; it’s available with a polished chrome or stainless-steel finish. www.blancoamerica.com.

Internal Affairs
This year, semi-custom cabinetry maker Diamond is introducing some additions to its line of Logix kitchen organization
cabinets, including the SuperCabinet (pictured here), with
sliding and adjustable shelves and double wire pullout racks designed to hold any and every small appliance a home chef could ever want. www.diamondcabinets.com.

Pro Level
Italian appliance manufacturer Bertazzoni has introduced a new line of professional-grade ranges called the Master Series. It includes the company’s signature one-piece worktop, a large-capacity gas convection oven and infrared gas broiler, as well as triple-ring burners, a dedicated simmer burner, matching backsplashes, adjustable ventilator hoods and more. www.bertazzoni-italia.com.

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