Design Insider: Our Design Insider Brandon Smith traveled the world to bring you the Best of the Best from an international array of Kitchen & Bath showcases. Part 1 of what he found!
By Brandon Smith, principal D.Coop A Spatial Design Company, blogger & writer www.dcoopmedia.com
ASK THEM TO BRING IT AND IT WILL BE BRUNG. THE FLOORS OF LIVING KITCHEN AT IMM IN COLOGNE GERMANY, the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase proved that 2013 is the year that we step out of the cloudy grey skys of the recession and enjoy a bit of opulence, technological prowess and just generally relax. The editors of D’Scoop traveled far and wide to bring you the crème de la crème. Sit back, enjoy, and be prepared to pull out your American Express card.
Brandon Smith photographed at Lav.ish The Bath Gallery in La Jolla, with M Collection Bath Furniture from Wetstyle in Smoked Grey, Rettangolo Wall Mounted faucet from Gessi in Satin Nickel, and Lav.ish Wood Gallery European Oak Embossed Flooring.
Hidden Kitchen by Warendorf
Quite possibly the coolest thing to happen to the kitchen since the divided drawer and a winner of the German Design Council’s Interior Innovation Award, the Hidden Kitchen by Warendorf is a study in functionality and a play on aesthetics. While the main working areas are concealed behind a five meter, electronically operated section of wall panel, refrigeration and secondary appliances remain accessible even while the central niche is closed. Perfect for multi-function spaces requiring a fully equipped kitchen with the relaxed design of a piece of furniture. www.Warendorf.eu/home
A recognized designer for Maharam and Knoll, designer Tracy Rineberg pairs bold mid-century motifs with time honored traditional finishes to create tile which begs to be the star of any installation. www.KismetTile.com
Portrait by David Hebble Photography + Film, www.davidhebble.com
La Cornue W. by Milmotte
There aren’t many appliance manufacturers that can get away with not introducing a new model for 30 years. Even fewer that can do so and still remain the benchmark for what it is to be a range. And yet, in the spirit of giving, La Cornue, had attempted to reinvent the cooktop, their cooktop, as not just the fixed in place behemoth that we’ve come to expect, but as a sinuous piece of furniture, a modern alternative to La Cornue’s iconic vocabulary. They win. I’m in love.
Siderno Freestanding Tub Filler by Brizo
Brizo has long been lauded as the queen of the bathroom with such technologies as their TempIQ control indicators, H20Kinetic water shaping, SmartTouchPlus, and their collaborations with fashion god Jason Wu. But they’ve always been short just one thing. If you wanted a super sexy free standing tub, Brizo wasn’t for you. NOW, you too can be part of the cool kids club. www.Brizo.com