High-Style Hacks: Bjarke Ingels, Henning Larsen, and Norm Architects tweak an Ikea flat-pack classic

Interiors, International
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

(Courtesy Reform)

Danish kitchen purveyor Reform has enlisted Bjarke Ingels, Henning Larsen Architects, and Norm Architects to put their spin on a mainstay of Ikea‘s kitchen designs, the Metod. While the architects’ work is confined to surface treatments and small details, the results definitely elevate the kitchen above the generic flat-pack model.

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2015 Best of Products Awards> Kitchens + Baths and Lighting

Awards, National, Product
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The winner of the Lighting category, Running Magnet 2.0 by FLOS Architectural. (Courtesy FLOS Architectural)

On a hot day in June, a jury convened to review nearly 400 entries to The Architect’s Newspaper first Best of Products competition. Submissions, divided over eight categories, abounded in new materials and exciting technologies, provoking a lively dialogue during the evaluation process.

Colin Brice of Mapos, Barry Goralnick of Barry Goralnick Architects, Harshad Pillai of Fogarty Finger Architecture, and architect Alison Spear generously contributed their considerable expertise and insight to the judging.

While the complete roster of winners can be found in our just-published print edition, AN will be publishing the results daily over the next week. Today’s categories, Kitchens + Baths and Lighting, evidenced a trend toward efficient use of space and energy. View all of the published categories here.

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Product> Hot Stuff for Kitchens & Baths

Spec Sheet  

(Courtesy La Cornue)

Assertive style and high performance are characteristic qualities in the latest crop of new products and collections for the kitchen and bath. Often drawing on designs of the past, they nonetheless present an advanced aesthetic.

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Product> Six Top-Performing Bath & Kitchen Products

National, Other, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Spec Sheet  

(Courtesy SieMatic)

The most successful kitchens and baths turn not only on appearance, but on functionality, as well. From well-engineered drawer glides and door lifts to water-saving showers and faucets, it pays to spec products with performance in mind.

SE 3003 R

The front panels of this new kitchen line are framed in a slim, 6.5mm band of aluminum, uniting the variety of finishes and materials offered. Available with or without handles.

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Product> Must-Spec Kitchen Equipment

National, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Spec Sheet  

(Courtesy Elica)

From food storage and prep to cooking and cleanup, a kitchen’s function—if not its form—is determined to a large extent by the quality of its equipment. Here are some new and notable products to specify for the serious cook.


Ye is one of the first range hoods to be sheathed in Cristalplant, a polymer material that allows the creation of soft, fluid lines. The directional, double-suction vent is operated by remote control. LED spotlights illuminate the cooking surface. Designed by Fabrizio Crisà.

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Products> Six Cutting-Edge Kitchen Systems

Interiors, National, Other, Spec Sheet
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Spec Sheet  

(Courtesy Poggenpohl)

Kitchen systems offer the best of both worlds: unlimited customization and efficient, modular-based installation. For multi-unit projects or single-family structures, open floor plans or enclosed rooms, these versatile cabinets are a designer’s dream.


The mitered vertical joints of the P’7350 are a striking visual departure from the horizontal lines of conventional kitchens. Designed by Porsche Design Studio.

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Product> Small Spaces and High Design in the Kitchen

National, Product
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
G925 Door in Moka Glass by Porcelanosa

G925 Door in Moka Glass by Porcelanosa

Tight spaces shouldn’t dictate a sacrifice in style or function, particularly when it comes to outfitting the kitchen. Our round-up of sleek and compact kitchen products below proves good things do come in small packages.

G925 Door in Moka Glass

Small kitchens and baths call for innovative wall surfaces. Porcelanosa’s semi-custom kitchen includes the G-925 (above), a flat surface door finish with the company’s Moka Glass and walnut veneer. The cabinets come in a choice of nine colors and feature integrated handles, which give them a seamless look that can be re-configured to fit any space.

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Scavolini Comes to Soho

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A racy new installment. (Scavolini)

If sleek Italian kitchens send your heart racing more than a Maserati ever could, stop by Scavolini’s new Soho location at 429 West Broadway for a test drive. Read More

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