Created as an exploration of sustainability and furniture-making, this project—Copenhagen-based designer Tobias Tøstesen calls it 'The Ethical Kitchen'—impresses me with its focus on the construction process. The unit housing drawers and doors is balanced on a trestle-like supporting frame; unlike a built-in kitchen, the two pieces can be transported and set up in another location. The leather sling for plates is a thought-provoking look at the role of wall cabinets. tobiastostesen.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.