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H&D editors share picks for this year's best kitchen and bath products
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German kitchen cabinetry company Leicht debuted its FIOS open-shelf system in 2019. Perfect for kitchen applications, it combines a powder-coated metal framework with shelves made of laminate, wood veneer or concrete, with a matte or glossy lacquer. Wall-mounted for stability, it can be customized for your space. leicht.com/en

FRESH TAKE
Top Knobs’ Riverside collection puts a modern spin on cabinet hardware. The line includes two-inch “T” knobs and assorted pulls in six finishes, all available locally at Push Pull Decorative Hardware.
topknobs.com; pushpullhardware.com

BLAST FROM THE PAST
Big Chill’s Classic Collection celebrates 1930s retro style. Now, newly unveiled Brushed Copper trim adds an on-trend, industrial finish to the line’s refrigerators, dishwashers, hoods and ranges (below). Choose among six standard appliance colors or an array of custom shades. bigchill.com

BATH TIME
The Coletta freestanding bathtub by Aquatica is designed to cosset bathers over six feet tall; it also features sculpted-in neck and head support. A concealed overflow channel accommodates maximum water depth. Available in eight colors and four material options, including Concrete (pictured). aquaticausa.com

SCULPTURAL STYLE
Franz Viegener has expanded its distinctive Buzz faucet, which boasts a streamlined, sculptural profile. Available now in a widespread as well as a wall-mounted version, the pyramid-based fixture is made of solid brass and comes in eight finishes including brushed nickel, rose gold and gold (all pictured). franzviegener.us

GEOMETRY AT PLAY
Walker Zanger’s Kaleidoscope collection pays homage to 1980s postmodern style. Its square and triangular porcelain tiles—in matte green, blue and white—are suitable for floors, walls and outdoor applications. Available at Architectural Ceramics. walkerzanger.com; architecturalceramics.com

SLEEK + CLEAN
Poggenpohl has updated its modern Segmento cabinetry with the +Segmento Y collection. Available in black, white and gray, its new floor-to-ceiling cabinets are resistant to fingerprints. And its countertops appear to float above a unique channel system that lets users easily open handle-free cabinets below. Available locally at Poggenpohl in Georgetown and Chevy Chase. poggenpohl.com

SLIM OPTION
Blanco has expanded its IKON line to include a 27-inch apron-front sink. Ideal for small spaces or prep areas, it is made of the company’s patented SILGRANIT, which is heat-, scratch- and household cleaner-resistant. The sink is available in nine colors, including the new Concrete Gray (pictured). blanco-germany.com/en_us

ENGLISH BREAKFAST
Original BTC’s Stanley Pendant lights combine classic form and function. Handspun in Birmingham, England, the fixtures come in brass, copper (pictured) or brass-nickel plate and in hammered or smooth finishes. Three sizes are available to suit kitchens large and small. us.originalbtc.com

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