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What’s in chef Wylie Dufresne’s kitchen?

Formerly of wd~50 and Alder, Chef Wylie Dufresne, once cooked with scientists and served Lou Reed. These days he is making doughnuts in unexpected flavors at his newest culinary outpost, Du's Donuts & Coffee, and admiring the recently remodeled kitchen of his boyhood Manhattan apartment. AN spoke to Dufresne about how he created his ideal home kitchen. The Architect’s Newspaper: As a chef, how did you want to remodel your home kitchen? Chef Wylie Dufresne: As a professional chef and as a father, I had a lot of decisions to make when planning the renovation of my childhood apartment in NYC for my own family’s needs. You’re well-accustomed to appliances, surfaces, and cook areas; what was most important for you to include in the renovation? I decided to feature stainless-steel countertops, rich wood accents, and True Residential appliances. Since so much about functionality of a kitchen is tied to movement within it, I decided to utilize my island not just as a worktop, but also as a home for my True Dual Zone Wine Cabinet (which my wife and I love). The main event of the kitchen is, of course, the True 42-inch side-by-side refrigerator, which offers hygienic and attractive stainless-steel interiors, incredibly sturdy drawers, and the true commercial strength that I rely on at work and now in my home! Here are six of Dufresne’s picks from his personal and professional kitchen: Flint Gold 30 Inch Bar Stool CB2 Not your typical science room stools! Featuring a gold powder coated satin finish, this factory-inspired alternative is handcrafted from steel. Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer KitchenAid With 10 speeds, this Googie-looking mixer whips, mixes, and kneads with brawn and beauty. There are 10 tool attachments, including a grinder and pasta maker. As a nod to the era it spawned from, it is available in countless Populuxe colorways. Full Size 42-Inch Refrigerator True Swathed in silvery stainless steel, this refrigerator chills and stores a chef-sized assortment of provisions. It can accommodate any cook with adaptable shelves, drawers, and baskets illuminated by ramp-up lighting. Meurice Rectangle Chandelier Johnathan Adler Inspired by bamboo, the Maurice Chandelier is outfitted with 42 candelabra bulbs attached to both ends of each reed. It is offered in nickel, bronze, and brass. Round Dutch Oven Le Creuset This cast-iron Dutch oven is enameled with the same technique developed by Le Creuset at the turn of the 20th century. The colorful exterior is notoriously chip and crack resistant. Meanwhile, the dome-shaped lid creates continuous heat and moisture circulation. Dual Zone Wine Cabinet True It’s wine-o-clock somewhere! This dual-zone wine storage system features independent climate zones that separate temperature ranges from 40 to 65 degrees between glide-out, vibration dampening racks.
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Sean Griffiths plays with restrictions to turn a small kitchen into much more

Designing for friends has its advantages. More trusting than an anonymous client, a friend will often let you get away with a lot when it comes to pushing creative boundaries. This was the case when Sean Griffiths started work on the Hearn Hill House in South London. Griffiths, head of London-based Modern Architect, and once a member of the now-disbanded FAT, has been taking such opportunities to work out what exactly it means to run a post-FAT firm—experimenting with color, geometry, materials, and illusion. Despite its limited scope—a small ground-floor kitchen expansion—the project immediately faced strict building restrictions due to its location in a conservation area. The area’s restrictive code prevented the addition from wrapping around the rear to the side of the building, but did allow for extensions out from both faces separately. Rather than fighting this condition, Griffiths opted to take the code quite literally and make two glazed extensions, achieving needed natural lighting, maximizing floor space, and exploring some spatial ideas. “With this project I was aiming at a kind of realism. That partly has to do with the way planning constraints shape a project like this; there are certain structural issues and a sense of materiality,” explained Griffiths. “So in the first instance, the plan is almost completely (and absurdly) determined by planning rules. This led to structural and spatial issues that resulted in the odd placement of the column (which also made it interesting) and the use of mirrors to resolve the spatial problems in the largely predetermined plan.” In order to rationalize the kitchen’s new, slightly awkward footprint, Griffiths deployed a number material and graphic techniques. Drawing on a time-honored trick, two floor-to-ceiling mirrors double the perceived size and brightness of the room. The mirrors also produce a visual symmetry, negating the effect of the code-determined floor plan. Columns in the space are pebble-dashed, a nod to Brutalism, as well as the facade of next-door neighbor’s home, visible from the space. “The client wanted something Brutalist, but we couldn’t afford that so we pebble-dashed the column. In the UK this is thought of as a tacky finish that poor people with no taste apply to their houses and that middle-class people spend a lot of money on having removed when they buy houses covered in it.” With limited budget and space, color and pattern would have a significant impact on the project. Undeniably, the most striking feature of the room are two large designs painted on the floor, wall, and ceiling. Continuing the geometric motif of the columns, these graphics produce a forced perspective, which once again challenges the shape and size of the room. Distorted from all but one angle, when the viewer is properly positioned the shapes snap into perspectival alignment, appearing to be 3-D. For color, a rich green and a series of grays were pulled from Andreas Gursky’s photograph Rhein II, which is one of the most expensive photographs ever sold, and a favorite of the clients. With the Hearn Hill House addition, Griffiths takes the project’s challenges, legal limits, and limited budget, and turns them to his advantage. A play on representation and reality, flatness and form, the space realizes ideas far beyond its humble programming.
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The six most ingenious products from KBIS 2018

This year, 80,000 people migrated to Orlando to see toilets spread out across the equivalent of 36 football fields (or 2.1 million square feet) at the Orange County Convention Center. Crowds were dazzled by the spectacular and often sensory showcase of the newest kitchen and bath fixtures at the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Where water was flowing in the company of ambient lighting, AN spent two days meandering through 600 booths across two buildings connected by an outdoor foot bridge (and a Greyhound-style shuttle bus). Our favorites are highlighted below. Terrazzo Ann Sacks In an ode to traditional Italian terrazzo, Ann Sacks introduced a new iteration of the 15th century surface with 28 percent pre-consumer recycled content. The composition comprises marble from the Carrara mountains and a combination of fine stones with varying proportions. The LEED v4-certified tiles are available in both white and black variants and in either 16 x 16 or 24 x 24 inches. ShieldSpray Faucet Delta Faucet By way of a laser-like concentrated jet surrounded by a shield of water, this faucet keeps back splashes at bay while cleaning messes away. It is offered as a single handle pull-down fixture in the Foundry and Esque collections presently, and soon in other models rolling out early this year. Nikola Tesla Elica Completely eliminating the need for a ventilation hood, this innovative system integrated on the cooktop suctions and captures odors and fumes through a centrally-located fan. The automated process is triggered by sensors that perceive the amount and quality of odors present. The induction range is equipped with a double bridge function, which allows for two adjacent cooking zones to be combined as one. Small Appliance Collection Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg At last year’s Salone del Mobile, Smeg debued it’s first collaboration with the famously Sicilian fashion house, Dolce and Gabbana: 100 limited-edition hand-painted refrigerators that celebrate the ornate decorative aesthetic of the brand’s heritage. This time, the duo released a series of smaller-scale appliances (objects that could be classified as decorative arts), including a toaster, a juice, a blender, a coffee machine, and a kettle. Clad in traditional Sicilian motifs and rich colors, the items in the “Sicily Is My Love” collection are adorned with yellow lemons, vibrant citrus fruits, swags, scrolls, and other dynamic symbols that thematically relate to the visual narrative of Sicily. Flotation Tub TOTO At seven feet long, this cradle-shaped tub was devised from tests that measured the perfect balance between floating and lying down, apparently modeled by how astronauts sleep in zero gravity. Added perks include eight air massage jets, an adjustable pillow with a shoulder warmer, and two hydro lumbar jets that mimic the motion of a massage by two hands on the lower back. Dual Fuel Range Perlick Perlick launched its first cooking range complete with 30,000 BTUs of gas-fueled power on each burner. Alternatively, the oven can simmer at ultra-low temperatures with its built-in sous-vide technology. Best of all, it comes with the industry’s first 360° Lazy Susan turntable oven rack and convertible burners.
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Smart kitchen: Six clever kitchen furnishings

Bringing together technology and design, this compilation of savvy appliances and smart furnishings makes the kitchen cool and computerized. Vacuuming Drawer 400 Series Gaggenau
Look, Ma, no hands! This hands-free vacuuming drawer seals fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit. The multi-purpose drawer can be used for sous vide cooking, marinating, and extended storage. It can be installed seamlessly underneath the 400 Series ovens.
ST-ONE Strasser
This striking monolithic kitchen island showcases the very best properties of granite and marble. Available in five sizes and five natural stone types, each front panel is cut from a single block, highlighted by a glint of LED lighting around the base.
Trail Poliform
The Trail kitchen, designed by Carlo Colombo, features an integrated, ergonomic, concave handle that can be placed at the center or the far end of the door, and an innovative wooden “snack” bar table that rests along the edge of the island. The collection includes a robust drawer system and glass-boxed range hoods, and is available in four door-finishing options and two surface colors.
Functional Partition Wall Henrybuilt
Developed out of a desire to create distinct spaces in kitchens without dividing them too harshly, the partition wall provides both privacy and transparency. It is made by hand from solid wood, PaperStone, and opaque white glass. The wall frees up drawer space without cluttering the counter, subtly concealing unused cookery.
VVD Dada
For this kitchen, architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen played with the concept of solids and voids using islands, shelving units, and cabinetry enveloped in wood, steel, and laminate. The kitchen features roomy pullout trays, open-ended drawers, and under-top trolleys. To maximize storage, the thin-profile doors open to 180 degrees. Pilkington Optiwhite™ low-iron glass for ultimate clarity
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Product>Oceanic kitchen and bath details

Cerulean and navy accents create a spa-like atmosphere for bathrooms, while powder blue adds a subtle and unexpected edge to kitchen designs. 3x6 Adriatic Sea Fireclay Tile

These recycled clay tiles are finished with a semi-reflective glaze. As all of Fireclay’s tiles are handmade, each will have subtle differences in tone and crazing—making them all the more unique and beautiful.

Rockwell Bath Water Monopoly

This playful style is a reproduction of an antique bath with the added modern twist of offering the ability to customize the color of the round feet. The tub is made of Vitrite, a stone mineral composite that offers the same look as traditional surfaces but is much lighter.

Oceanside Wood-Mode

A completely customizable cabinet system provides myriad options for hidden storage, electrically powered cabinet mechanisms, and modular organization systems that fit a variety of user needs.

EW 3.2 Alape

Originally launched 44 years ago, the EW 3.2 is a modern update on the classic compact basin that was groundbreaking at the time of its origination. The new version uses modern production technologies and is available in many color options, including this striking Yves Kleinesque blue.

Amora Ronbow

A high-style vanity featuring a Carrera marble top and cabinets cut at 45-degree angles that give an added element of surprise and maximize storage space.

Wye Tub Drummonds

Named for the Wye River in Maryland, this classic tub is modeled after an 18th-century Bateau bathtub. The cast-iron exterior can be left raw and black, or be primed, polished, or painted in practically any color.

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An architect combines restaurant and residential know-how to design chef Daniel Boulud’s home kitchen

Daniel Boulud, one of America’s leading chefs, has a bucketful of Michelin stars, countless awards, and owns a global network of restaurants—seven in New York alone. When he decided to renovate his apartment, a 2,500-square-foot flat atop his flagship restaurant, Daniel, at 65th and Park Ave., the redesign of the kitchen was a top priority. He entrusted the job to Stephanie Goto, an alumna of the offices of Rafael Viñoly and David Rockwell, who started her own firm in 2004. Goto, a devout foodie, collaborated with Tadao Ando on Japanese restaurant Morimoto in the Meatpacking District for her first gig. Through the years, she has added Corton and Aldea to her restaurant resume. “It was a real New York apartment, in that it was badly designed by the developer,” Boulud said of his home. “There were two doors in a small kitchen. Stephanie realigned the living and dining room and created better proportions. It’s maybe 25 percent bigger than before, but she doubled the possibilities.” (The original kitchen was 130-square-feet; the new one is 185-square-feet.) “Before, it was a pass-through kitchen. It felt as if it was tucked into a closet,” Goto said. “It was so small that he stored bottled water in the oven.” The project, which took almost two years, was part of a larger life change: Boulud had just gone through a divorce. “Before, it was never about him; now it’s all about him. He used to go downstairs to work in the restaurant kitchen,” Goto said. The pair quickly decided on the functionality of an L shape. “Some counter space had to be sacrificed for the number of appliances that he had,” Goto said. But she managed to fit in everything. “Everywhere that there’s no appliance, there’s storage,” she said, adding that they had to take away part of the entrance hallway to push the wall out for additional space. Goto did a reconnaissance of appliances and cabinetry resources and then brought Boulud in to make the final selections. For cabinetry, they chose Dada’s Trim by Dante Bonuccelli because they liked its versatility as well as the Italian company’s willingness to customize. “We convinced them to create a secret knife drawer under the range that was just two inches deep,” she said. The result is no ordinary home kitchen. The sink is extra large—3 ½ feet long and 16 inches wide—with sliding insets and a cutting board. The room is filled with specialty appliances like a plancha, a stainless-steel plate that is widely used by chefs. There is also a lava stone grill, an induction cooker, and a coffee machine with a warming stand. His cooktop and ovens are from Gaggenau, a longtime favorite for European chefs. Goto also had to deal with his vast collection of cutlery. “It’s important to have a place for everything,” he said. “You have to have discipline in organizing.” Boulud is more than satisfied with the end result. “You can’t realize how great it is until you live in it. I love to work there. Everything is accessible. For me, the design is perfect.”
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MVRDV creates an almost entirely transparent kitchen for the Venice Biennale

Currently on display at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale is MVRDV’s Infinity Kitchen. The invisibility of the design allows a seamless connection between the food product and its place in the kitchen. From the cabinet to the trash receptacles to the sink, almost everything comprising the Infinity Kitchen is clear. The only exceptions are the dishwasher and certain cutlery which Winy Maas, co-founder and Director of MVRDV, hopes to one day convert to transparency as well. The design explores the opportunity for a closer relationship with our food. In the Youtube video below, Winy Maas said: “If we imagine everything is transparent clear and clean, doesn’t it mean that the only thing that is colorful and visible is our food? Doesn’t it then imply that we are encouraged to love the food, in that way, and that maybe it even becomes more healthy, if not sexy?” This concept of transparency is appears in other MVRDV projects, notably Crystal Houses, a Chanel boutique in Amsterdam. In the facade of the building, glass has been substituted for traditional bricks. Additionally, on June 1, an office in Hong Kong will open designed by MRVDV to have glass interiors, furniture, and equipment.
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Harvard University Graduate School of Design names this year’s Wheelwright Prize winner

The kitchen appears—again—to be the go-to space to reflect contemporary life and societal ideas. In 1957, the Long Island Kitchen of the late Jack Massey embodied capitalism and the American dream. 59 years on, Anna Puigjaner’s winning submission for this years Wheelwright competition, Kitchenless City: Architectural Systems for Social Welfare, explores collective dwelling and new ways of living to combat the affordable housing issues around the world. Announced by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Puigjaner has been given a $100,000 travelling fellowship which will be used to foster "investigative approaches to contemporary design." A graduate from the Barcelona Technical University of Catalunya School of Architecture, Puigjaner founded MAIO Studio alongside Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, and Guillermo López. The studio covers many aspects of design including exhibitions, furniture, interiors, public spaces, urban planning, and architecture. They also had an exhibition at this years Chicago Architecture Biennale. Kitchenless City looks at dwellings with shared amenity spaces including kitchen units, dining rooms, lounges and other service spaces. Her project uses case studies from Russia, Brazil, Sweden, China, Korea, and India where spatial arrangements cater for shared amenities in different ways. Notable examples include the Kommunalka dwellings developed under Stalin and Carmen Portinho's Rio de Janeiro's housing directive of the 1950s which saw Affonso Eduardo Reidy's "Pedregulho" snake across highways and the city. The Sargfabrik complex in Vianna by BKK-2 Architectur in 1996 also features as does Liu Yang’s You+ International Youth Apartments in China and India's "solar" kitchens. "There was a time in United States when collective housekeeping policies shaped housing typologies and urban growth to shrink domestic expenses," she said. "At that time, housing was understood as a tool for social and urban transformation. Although these peculiar buildings have almost disappeared, they had a large international influence encouraging the construction of similar buildings that are still working today. The aim of this project is to research these cases and define a set of housing and urban strategies for a better social welfare."
Kitchenless City also builds on work Puigjaner started during her Ph.D. while reflecting MAIO Studio’s involvement in flexible systems and the "potential of variation, ephemerality, and appropriation." Puigjaner has also had numerous articles addressing the subject published including essays to Space Caviar’s SQM: The Quantified Home and Volume (2013, #3). “Anna Puigjaner believes that architects should do more than simply design buildings and the spaces that surround them, but they should be concerned about the way people actually use those spaces,” said Rafael Moneo, a member of the awarding jury. “Her motto—‘Architecture goes beyond physicality’—means that buildings should help people to make their lives more efficient. She seeks to endow architecture with the power to alleviate the burdens of our domestic life. The lightness, subtlety, and cleanliness that is always present in Puigjaner's work allows us a glimpse of how she imagines this architecture should be, and anticipates the lines of investigation she will pursue on her travels with the Wheelwright Prize.”
In a press release, The 2016 Wheelwright Prize jury praised Puigjaner for the relevance of her topic today, as rapidly urbanizing cities struggle to provide adequate affordable housing for their growing populations. The jury emphasized the importance of awarding a research project that could produce new forms of architectural knowledge, and noted in particular the pertinence of Puigjaner’s research to new housing development models as well as the rise of alternative sharing and resource-pooling economies.  
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The Most Exciting Pieces from The AD Design Show

This year's Architectural Digest Design Show at Piers 92/94 was full of big-name brands with exciting tech innovations. However, a lot of the most exciting designs came from the AD Design Show's MADE section which featured juried galleries of more than 150 artists and designers from around the world.  León León's Acapulco chair isn't just stylish, it also happens to be made of Pineapple leather (yes, the fruit). The designers are the first brand in the world to utilize the fabric in a useable product. This hyperrealistic wallpaper from Flavor Paper comes in four mesmerizing color options. Each can make any office or home space feel balmy and tropical even in the dead of winter. Nobel Truong makes neon acrylic cacti sculptures and lamps that are wired with UV blacklight LEDs. They're perfect for those of us not gifted with a green thumb (even when it comes to succulents). Banner's Haven ergonomic chair is sculpted out of solid ash. They're available in black or white with leather or exotic calf hair upholstered seats. Sarkos wallpaper is entirely hand-painted and each panel is one-of-a-kind. The paint creates dazzling textures with shades that change depending on light. Everything at the Sony Life Space UX booth was exciting, from an incredibly high-definition Short throw projector to the portable version (seen above) that can be project on a wall, ceiling, or table. It can even fake a gorgeous view in a windowless room. There was also a stunning glass sound speaker that offers 360 degree non-directional clear sound. The most affordable product was a LED bulb speaker that can add music—and a warm glow—to any room. Miele's Generation 6000 dishwasher, in addition to being supremely quiet and efficient, can now be installed completely flush to the all—instead of a handle, just knock twice to open. Jennair offers fully integrated and wall-flush designs that come in a variety of options. One of their new features is an obsidian black interior that really makes food visually pop.
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Product> Cabinet Fever: Sleek Kitchen Designs

From sleek, modern designs to cozy, space-saving kitchen systems, these multifunctional and customizable cabinets are compatible with a wide range of layouts. SieMatic 29 SieMatic The gently curved SieMatic 29 kitchen sideboard is part of SieMatic’s new style collection called URBAN. The sideboard is compatible with individual kitchen essentials and coordinates with URBAN’s cabinet combinations outfitted with ovens, dishwashers, and refrigerators. SieMatic 29 is available in a wide range of colors and materials. Styleavant Habersham StyleAvant is a customizable frameless kitchen and bath cabinetry line that features fresh and clean finishes. With over 24 standard door and endless “build your own door” options, this cabinetry line is constructed with 100-percent plywood, solid wood doors, and dovetailed drawer boxes, full depth adjustable shelves with solid wood edges, and locking dado. Glass Fronts Poggenpohl Poggenpohl has launched a new collection of mountable cabinetry glass fronts, which are available in both high-gloss and matte finish options. The high-gloss finish presents a smooth and flat surface, while the matte finish gives off a gentle glow. The collection includes 16 unique glass fronts. The Vipp Kitchen Vipp Made of powder-coated stainless steel, this versatile kitchen is comprised of tall, wall, and island modules. The kitchen countertop is outfitted with a sink, and optional induction or gas range. The kitchen shelves come in two sizes, and the full kitchen is available in both white and black. Italia Pvd Arclinea This chic kitchen island features a stainless-steel worktop and a stainless-steel door in Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), a production process where stainless steel is bound with titanium at a molecular level to form a surface-level metal alloy. Italia PVD comes in Bronze, Black, and Champagne finish options. Remnants Collection Design-Craft Cabinetry Designed for Design-Craft Cabinetry’s Pike’s Peak door style, the Remnants Collection of cabinetry finishes resembles timeworn wood and is made of textured melamine. The collection is available in four color ways—Tobacco, Desert Wood, Silver Moss, and Driftwood.
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On the Ground in Las Vegas: The hottest trends from the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

There was a lot of ground to cover at this years kitchen and bath show in Las Vegas. AN noticed a lot of consistent trends in terms of design themes and the newest must-have kitchen gadgets. Texturized There were a lot of three dimensional tiles and printed surfaces happening at many of the booths that really caught the editor's eye. For one, Walker Zanger had multiple wall tiles that resemble folded paper. Ann Sacks showed tiles that looked more like foam panels than stone. Additionally, Ann Sacks debuted a collaboration with designer Kelly Wearstler that showed grooved tiles that create a gorgeous rippling effect. Updated Appliances From Futuristic toilets to state-of-the-art steam ovens, this year there were a lot of innovations to everyday appliances. Gaggenau showed a beautiful combination steam and convection oven—equipped with the world's first fully automatic cleaning system, as well as built-in options that allow for a whole new method of in-home cooking. Thermador also debuted a 60 inch Pro Grand Steam Range that includes a steam and convection oven alongside a 36” convection oven. It's hard to believe that quite possibly the most exciting thing at KBIS was a hi-tech toilet, but with features like tornado dual-flush technology that only uses a gallon (or less) of water per flush, an automatic mist of electrolyzed water, and special glaze that utilizes nano technology, you hardly ever have to clean it. Plus TOTO's Neorest 550H has a motion sensor which means you never really have to touch it since it opens, closes, and flushes automatically. Sleek Installs Beautiful design that doesn't sacrifice function was a huge concern of designers at the show. Ronbow debuted their new signature series, consisting of eleven collections designed by nine top European designers. Every little detail was considered, including the addition of outlets and usb ports inside of drawers and cabinets as well as porcelain and marble drain stops that give a clean and minimal look to sinks. Fineline Move cutlery drawer Häfele also had some sleek new designs that will make you rethink drawer and pantry organization. The inclusion of Loox LED lights in tight spaces allows for clear countertops and more room for beautiful appliances. They also offer non-slip surfaces that are standard in all of their products and easily movable organizational containers.
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Product> Hardcore Hardware: Kitchen Essentials

When it comes to versatility and durability, these kitchen hardware products have you covered. Davoli Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet California Faucets The Davoli Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet is a customizable faucet available in seven distinctive handle designs and 30 decorative finishes. The faucet’s design includes a pull-down spray head, a magnetic docking station, and a toggling function that switches between single stream and spray modes with ease. Blanco Napa Decorative Soap Dispenser Blanco Made of solid brass, this soap dispenser can be used with both dishwashing and hand soap. The BLANCO NAPA Decorative Soap Dispenser matches the BLANCO NAPA faucet, holds 12.5 fluid ounces of soap, features a design that eliminates clogs and drips, and comes in both stainless steel and chrome. Eurocube Semi Pro Grohe This dual-spray, cube-inspired kitchen faucet features a 140-degree swivel arm, a 360-degree maneuverable spring arm, a metal spray-head with rocker-diverter, a forward-rotating lever that eliminates backsplash, and a SilkMove Cartridge. It’s available in Starlight, SuperSteel Infinity, and Chrome finishes. Induction Cooktops Miele This cooktop collection uses magnetic fields to transmit energy directly to cookware products. Available in 24-inch, 30-inch, 36-inch, and 42-inch models, the Induction Cooktops include Miele’s Con@ctivity 2.0 technology, and a unique large cooking zone called PowerFlex. French-Door Single Oven Viking Range This 30-inch-wide, built-in oven has 11 high-performance cooking modes, metal knobs outfitted with CoolLit LED lights, a Gourmet-Glo Glass Enclosed Infrared Broiler, and a Vari-Speed Dual Flow Convection System. The oven also has six porcelain-coated rack positions, one standard rack, and two TruGlide Full Extension Racks. Discovery 48-Inch Dual-Fuel Range Dacor! Customize cooking experiences by using the wireless Dacor iQ Controller to control the smart oven and stove. Discovery 48-inch Dual-Fuel Range is equipped with SimmerSear burners, Illumina burner controls, GreenClean steam cleaning technology, and more.