The Goods: Kitchens

Advances in technology combined with timeless elegance are the mix that kitchen designers should be looking for to elude fads that rarely last and lose their shine before a project is even complete.

Chronos 2.2 | L’Ottocento

Italian walnut panelling with a tobacco finish is the common thread running through this streamlined two-sided peninsula version, with accent pieces such shaped doors in the work area; display cabinets in wood and bronzed glass and internal lighting system, Alpi green marble countertop and splash-back and metal-finish portholes all provide a touch of the dramatic.

Multi-Materials Collection | Caesarstone

The Interior Design Show in Toronto has typically been the stage upon which Caesarstone makes a grand impression, and this past January’s affair was no exception, with the countertop company announcing a massive expansion of its solid surfaces portfolio: Porcelain and Natural Stone have joined the Quartz and Outdoor Quartz portfolio for which the company is known. This expanded portfolio now means more than 100 colours are on offer in a range of surface technologies and application possibilities.

Shell Spirit | Fox Home

Part of this Canadian home and lifestyle brand’s Summer 2023 collection is a sea-inspired mix of scalloped ceramics in natural stone-matte tones and embossments in bright aqua colours, using an uneven glaze that ensures each item is unique.

Le Chic | Cosentino

Expressive veins and metallic accents pop against neutral backdrops like cream or deep blues and blacks, evoking the charm of Victorian and Parisian spaces. The intricate, interlocking veins are made possible by a new molding system, giving life to particles and minerals of a wide range of sizes and creating an incredible new texture.

Spazio | Falmec

Overhead lighting, display shelves, and other alternatives to unused kitchen island space may be the features that catch the eye, but what makes this hood – newly launched in the North American market – intriguing is the filter technology that surrounds the motor, ensuring that outgoing air spreads evenly.