The late Dirk Cousaert found endless inspiration and meaning in overt materiality and basic forms. Rough wood and raw steel are found throughout his work. Unorthodox—but perfectly functional—appliance installations make his kitchens not for the mainstream. I shall miss his explorations of design. dirkcousaert.be
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.