Held March 16 to 19 at Pier 94 in New York City, the annual Architectural Digest Design Show showcases the latest in high-end residential design, ranging from indoors to out, fixtures to furnishings and accessories. Below we highlight some of our favourite new finds.
The Wall Waiter combines a modular shelving system with colour-tunable LED lighting and hooks for organising kitchen tools integrated underneath. The system can support up to 44 pounds and shelf’s front panel folds down for easy access.
Also from Cesar New York, Unit is a collection of freestanding kitchen cabinet modules, each supported on furniture-style feet. Both base and tall storage units are available in three sizes in a variety of finishes.
Not new to market but new to us, Lounge is a beautifully modern and simple wall-mounted faucet with a great reach: 8-3/8–inch reach.
More homeowners are shying away from more traditional hood ventilation systems. Best’s Hostaria is a pendant-mounted concept recirculating air system with an industrial, vintage-inspired design that would look in front of a wall as it would over an island.
The prototype Black Wing ventilation hood ensures you can still hear your music when the fan is running thanks to a Bluetooth-enabled integrated speaker.
The 400 Series dishwasher is internally lit by LED panels integrated into the back wall. A push-to-open system eliminates the need for handles, allowing a fully integrated look, and a luminous countdown, projected onto the floor, indicates the time remaining in a wash cycle.
Voice-activated commands through Amazon’s Echo system and Alexa app are now available for Jenn-Air’s Connected Wall Oven. The repertoire of commands includes preheating, setting timers, changing temperatures and cooking modes. The oven is also controllable via a mobile device.
The Krüshr compacts recyclable plastics, paper and food packaging, etc., with a push of the button, saving space and reducing the frequency of having to empty recycling trash bins. Available in five widths, the unit can be outfitted with a cabinet panel for an integrated look. The company also makes a can crusher, which individually flattens soda cans and deposits them into a bin below.
Evolved electronic door hardware from Baldwin opens with a touch on the lock by an authorised user within Bluetooth range. Because the lock can detect if a user is inside or outside the home, integration with Nest can help remind users to adjust the thermostat when they leave.
London-based architect Massimo Buster Minale launched Buster+Punch, an edgy collection of lighting featuring Edison lamping and cabinet pulls, knobs and handles with industrial-chic knurling, available in brass, smoked bronze and black.