If a pull-out faucet has no place in your kitchen, and iconic fittings fail to impress, you just might be the type who'll appreciate the unconventional design of the Cross. I like everything about it: the jaunty-but-gentle angle of the spout, the wholly vertical 'lever' control, the mixing of rounded pilar and flat spout. maestrobath.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.