A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
01 October 2012
A Light Touch
For me, streamlined forms evoke both the familiar and the futuristic. The Air kitchen bears that out as it borrows from the design of classic canoes and Airstream trailers to produce something new. The materials—rolled aluminum and curved laminated oak—call for a hand-crafted construction process. The founder of deVOL, Paul O'Leary, describes the creative development of Air in a very winning way on the company's website. devolkitchens.co.uk
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.