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Hot List: New Products for Kitchen, Bath and More

Manufacturers debut appliances, faucets, even a cool new TV 

Written by Sally Finder Weepie

There’s a new luxury brand in the kitchen, joining the Sub-Zero refrigeration and Wolf cooking lines. Cove dishwashers take clean to the extreme with 43 jets and three spray arms. Adjustable racks and tines make the appliance easy to load, and fan-assisted drying eliminates spotting. Nearly silent operation won’t intrude on after-dinner conversation. And connectivity means you can even start the wash cycle—or see if it’s done—via your smartphone. 

As part of a brand relaunch, JennAir is introducing two new design expressions, Rise and Noir, along with three new limited-edition offerings that transform appliances into art. The industry-exclusive Cuts leather column refrigerator and freezer panels, the Smoke and Brass professional-style range, and the Burlesque columns boldly showcase creative inspiration and skillful execution for luxury tastemakers seeking a custom aesthetic edge in their home. An extension of the JennAir new column refrigerators, the Cuts leather columns, above, invite consumers and designers to embrace the highest level of sophisticated customization in kitchen design. Each Cuts leather column is swathed in seductive leather cuts, carefully sourced from high-end Italian tanneries that work with haute fashion houses, to offer a fashion-forward, beautifully crafted  kitchen refrigerator. Furthering the bespoke experience, the columns can be installed with a dual-leather look, offering separate columns for refrigerator and freezers for even greater authentic, trend-forward design. The leather columns, available in late 2018, will be offered in plush, saturated hues including Croc, Cognac, Carbon, and Caviar. 

The distressed steel of JennAir's custom Smoke and Brass professional-style range fuels artistry in the kitchen. The 48-inch professional-style range delivers a hand-applied finish of layers that create depth on a traditionally bright, polished surface. The range strikes an artful balance of light and dark, with two-tone accent colors applied to blasted surfaces complementing the distressed, dark range. Inspired by the desire to make a unique, ownable statement in the kitchen, no two Smoke and Brass ranges—available in late 2018—will be the same.  

THG Paris, the leading French atelier for the bath has announced a collaboration with internationally recognized interior design team Gilles & Boissier. Known for their signature approach of blending elegance with creativity, Gilles & Boissier revisit the styling of a Baccarat crystal lamp they designed for the Baccarat Hotel in New York for the new THG Paris bath collection. The fixture’s faceted crystal sides recall the transparency of water, while on top of the faucet’s 10-sided faceted base sits a trident-shape brace reminiscent of Neptune, the Roman sea deity. The collection is available with cross or lever handles, and is offered in various configurations for basins, matching bathtub and shower systems, and a range of matching accessories. Finishes include chrome, nickel, and soft gold. 

Victoria + Albert has unveiled a new category of washstand that is notable for its beautiful brass construction and gleaming polished-chrome finish. With an open design and minimalist lines, the collection was created in collaboration with Italian designers Meneghello Paolelli Associati, known for their take on refining classic designs so pieces will work equally well in modern or traditional environments. The Metallo washstands are timeless design classics, with right angle T-joints that reference traditional bathroom pipework, looking equally at home in a historic period bathroom or industrial-inspired scheme. Each washstand features a practical towel bar and a shelf for storage, finished in a tubular brass. The Metallo is available in two sizes; Metallo 114 (45-1/8” W), which is topped with a sleek Mandello 114 Solo basin, or the Metallo 100 (39-3/8” W), topped with a Victorian-inspired Lario 100 Solo basin. 

Can you spot the TV in this living room? Samsung's newest innovation, The Frame television, doesn't fade to black like a conventional TV when you turn it off. Instead, the Frame's digital display transforms into a work of art. More than 100 art pieces in multiple categories including landscape, architecture, wildlife, action, drawing and more – are available to please every design preference. And bonus: The Frame is outfitted with Samsung’s new Invisible Connection and No Gap Wall-Mount, allowing users to hang it anywhere — it can blend seamlessly into any living space without unsightly cables or wires.