I'm writing this post en route to Köln, site of the LivingKitchen industry show. For me, visiting Germany is an experience that's both familiar and foreign. A brief residency in the country years ago gave me cultural confidence, yet the language remains more a stranger than a friend.
This kitchen has a dual nature which parallels that feeling. Modern but with a high comfort quotient, I'm drawn to its aesthetic ambiguity. stiffandtrevillion.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. 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.