Fire engine. Lipstick. Ruby. All unambiguous adjectives that easily apply to the Chroma light. But the form is not so handily described. Designed by Chris Poehlmann, the spun aluminum housing resembles a mini jet-turbine. Or maybe a free-floating headlamp? Not to worry about drawing an immediate analogy; it's delightful to contemplate the object. Chroma is available in several finishes. ilexlight.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.