Continuing the unintentional theme of this week's posts—wood—here's an item that was just shown at Cersaie, the sensory-overloading Italian trade fair of ceramic tile and bathwares. This radical interpretation of a vanity is part of the Dressage collection. I think I see a playful visual pun at work, here; the precision movements of the equine ballet are echoed by the controlled placement of the sink and storage units, aligned atop a wooden frame whose four legs are arrayed in a trot. Designed by Studio Lombardo Nespoli & Novara, it's made of solid canaletto walnut. graff-faucets.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.