Prolific designer Philippe Starck is now dabbling in major appliances. I think the collection is distinctive, yet not showy—a nice balance. The eagle-eyed might notice a warm glow behind the door handles. It's not a light, though; the back side of the silvery square is colored a Starck-signature orange, and it's reflecting off the steel or glass door panels. That mirror-like quality also accounts for the mirage-like image on the refrigerator, which is but a bit of advertising foolery. gorenje.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.