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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Water worlds

cleaning day by jaymiek
cleaning day, a photo by jaymiek on Flickr.
KITCHENS CONTINUE TO PUSH MODULARITY AND FLEXIBILITY, TILES GET PLAYFUL, AND NEW BATH DESIGNS FIND SUBTLE INSPIRATIONS.

01 Sieger Design's Eno mixer for Dornbracht not only has a clean design and retractable spray head with two settings, but its neutral cold water setting reduces hot water usage.

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02 SieMatic's Floating Spaces shelving system can be integrated into any of the brand's kitchens, extending it into the living room. The Lotus White gloss version (shown here) is paired with Stone Beech veneer panels. The variable width and height of the entire system allows for proud displays of bowls, books, and other bric-a-brac.

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03 The main characteristic of GD Cucine's Sera kitchen is its customized interplay between a tactile, rough-hewn oak called seghettato and lacquered paneling with pulls in brushed stainless steel.

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04 Italian designer Paolo Piva brings his adoration of clean lines to the Artex kitchen by Varenna for Poliform. Much like the Seta, the Artex showcases its use of impressive materials including reflective bronze glass, Corian, and wenge.

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05 Horizontal lines and accessibility define the Plusmodo kitchen by Poggenpohl, designed by in-house talent Manfred Junker. Sliding glass-door cabinets and doorless pullout trays are paired with an LED-lit backsplash and integrated fixtures.

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06 The Xila kitchen, first made in 1972 and designed by Luigi Massoni, was Boffi's first without visible handles. The new ST version simplifies the modular elements and replaces the recessed handles, or continuous rails, with push openings.

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07 Named after the notoriously addictive video game, Scavolini's Tetrix system by Michael Young provides a playful way of designing a kitchen with modular units. A small set of fixed sizes comes in either gloss or matte finishes, plus a variety of color options, with no visible handles.

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08 Dornbracht has added water dispenser options to three lines, including the Elio (shown here), instantly providing filtered, piping hot water up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Source Citation
"Water worlds." Surface Apr. 2012: 62+. Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. Web. 24 Mar. 2012.
Document URL
http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA282741202&v=2.1&u=22054_acld&it=r&p=PPTH&sw=w

Gale Document Number: GALE|A282741202

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