A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
22 March 2012
Appliances [!] for Spring
Perhaps I'm taking this spring-has-sprung conceit too far, but I couldn't resist Just One More Post on the theme. Appliance manufacturer Alpes reconfigures the familiar fridge, oven and dishwasher into freestanding furniture pieces, perching them on legs and minimizing their bulk. The whirly, abstract pattern [very vernal, yes?] that fronts the cabinets was designed by Karim Rashid for laminate company Abet Laminati. alpesinox.com
is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. An editor at publications ranging from Arts + Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the presence of true beauty.