european cabinets

Europe is on the cutting edge of many progressive ideas—product innovation, architectural experimentation, resource conservation. It's also a leader in sleek kitchen and bath cabinets that use innovative materials and technology. Whether it's Varenna from Italy or Bulthaup from Germany, these cabinets are tops with our readers. “They have an evolved look with interesting finishes and details,” says Mark McInturff, FAIA, McInturff Architects, Bethesda, Md.


  • Almost standard in a kitchen or bath, glass tile is the darling of the architectural world. Impervious to water and most chemicals, glass also has a natural ability to reflect and refract light. “Its iridescence gives it great depth,” says Stephan Jaklitsch, Stephan Jaklitsch Design, New York City. “When light hits this tile, the quality of the reflection is amazing.” Once available mostly as mosaics, tiles now measure 24 inches and many contain recycled content.

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    Almost standard in a kitchen or bath, glass tile is the darling of the architectural world. Impervious to water and most chemicals, glass also has a natural ability to reflect and refract light. “Its iridescence gives it great depth,” says Stephan Jaklitsch, Stephan Jaklitsch Design, New York City. “When light hits this tile, the quality of the reflection is amazing.” Once available mostly as mosaics, tiles now measure 24 inches and many contain recycled content.


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