From appliances to tile, manufacturers are tapping top designers like Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Lori Weitzner for kitchen product collaborations with refined panache.
As a multidisciplinary artist, Alex Proba, who calls Brooklyn and Portland, Oregon, home, explores the emotional response to tonality, pattern and stimulation of the senses throughout her work. Now Proba is lending her eye to a new collaboration with Samsung to celebrate the growing popularity of bold colors in the world of interiors. Her limited-edition jungle print design (shown) features graphic shapes and bright hues that aim to bring a touch of the outdoors in. Available in Samsung’s classic Bespoke 4-Door Flex refrigeration model, this striking appliance is sure to spark happiness in the kitchen.
Taking inspiration from his childhood fascination with vintage race cars—namely the richly saturated shades trimmed in shiny metals and lush leather detailing— renowned designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard is introducing the Color Collection with La Cornue. Each luxurious range from the famed French brand, including the Château 150 shown in Grand Prix Grey, is made outside Paris and encompasses an old-world joie de vivre that has become known as the company’s hallmark. Choose from one of 10 vibrant colors expertly curated by Bullard.
Two Minnesota-based design mainstays have joined forces to create Amherst, an artisan-crafted storage collection that allows for endless customization. Designed as a cabinet or kitchen island, shown, the piece marries Room & Board’s furniture expertise with Cambria’s stylish quartz surfaces. Choose from several sizes as well as wood finishes and countertop styles. An optional built-in undercounter refrigeration unit is available through True Residential.
Worlds collide when titans of the textile and tile worlds join forces. New York-based fabric guru Lori Weitzner, known for an innovative approach to materiality, has found her latest source of inspiration in stone. Drawing on her past creations, Weitzner worked with Artistic Tile to create Adena, a finely detailed ombre mosaic available in Blue, Grey and Cream. The tile company used minute tesserae tile outlined in a subtle waterjet-cut scalloped frame for a graceful effect.
Monogram recently debuted its first designer collection with Nashville-based talent Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, who is also the brand’s creative director. The sleek assortment includes statement-making ventilation hoods, shown, available in both brass and titanium, that are bound to create a dramatic focal point in the kitchen. Towering 96-inch-high refrigeration panels and custom hardware with leather-wrapped detailing are also among the new offerings. Anuszkiewicz notes that he wanted to make “pieces that were thought provoking and inspirational” and unlike anything currently on the market. Mission accomplished!