Kitchens: Tasteful touches, pt. 1

From fully-electric storage cabinets to steam ovens and custom hardware, today’s kitchen products will satisfy any palette.


ELITE | AyA Kitchens

High-end finishes and accessory upgrades traditionally found in custom kitchens can now be purchased by the everyday buyer. AyA Kitchens has combined its flagship and luxury AVANI products into a new cabinetry line, making soft-close drawers, linen-lined cabinets, peg boards, integrated phone chargers and cutlery inserts more affordable for a wider range of clientele. Like all AyA products, the new ELITE hardware can be combined with any of the company’s Canadian-made doors and finishes.

Shape | Poliform

The new Shape Kitchen hides appliances, hardware and handles from sight. A molding runs through the cabinet bases and columns, resulting in a tapered cut within which a built-in handle can be inserted. Refrigerators, dishwashers, wine coolers and microwaves disappear behind cabinet panels, allowing the entire kitchen to appear as a clean, cohesive and uninterrupted space.

Aplomb | Foscarini

Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere’s pendant is both formal and unrefined. Molded in concrete and suspended from aluminum, the fixture offers focused lighting ideal for kitchen islands, prep spaces or dining room tables. Available in six colourways (with pigments added directly to the concrete mix) in mini, large or wall-mounted styles.

Unearthed Collection | HanStone Quartz

The Unearthed Collection finds its inspiration in the authenticity and imperfections of nature. Three new colours – Storm, Terra and Coast – offer different variations of warm earthy tones, and when combined with the collection’s new Riverwashed finish, bring texture and interest to kitchen countertops. HanStone Quartz is heat-, scratch- and stain-resistant, as well as non-porous and durable.

FarmFresh System | Bosch

With temperature- and humidity-controlled drawers, a filtering system that slows down produce ripening, and interior design features that make food easier to store and find, Bosch’s newest refrigerator unit keeps food fresh up to three times longer, limiting waste and reducing the user’s environmental footprint. The FarmFresh System contains a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel exterior and counter-depth body, as well as Home Connect compatibility for convenient smartphone control.

La Specialista | De’Longhi

This elegantly designed and professionally inspired manual espresso machine brews handcrafted espresso-based beverages, with features including: exclusive sensor grinding technology; Smart Tamping, allowing users to pull the lever to tamp ground beans to the optimal pressure for consistent and clean results; two independent heating systems, one thermoblock for extracting coffee and an independent heating system for steaming milk or frothing; advanced latte system creating any style of froth, from hot milk and microfoam frothing to latte art and cappuccino froth.