What an Armani jacket is to prêt-á-porter, this carbon fiber-clad range is to black-enameled appliances. It's offered in a limited edition of 150, with a choice of stainless steel trim or the dark smoked treatment seen above. Another parallel to couture fashion: the price. As they say, if you have to ask, you can't afford it [Here's a hint: It's more than $61,000 and less than $63,000]. A hot ticket, indeed. lacornueusa.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.