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in vitra veritasWhen it comes to sinks, Jacobsen opts for Vitraform glass products from Cherry Creek Enterprises. "Light dances around this beautiful object," he says. "It is always the little surprise in the houses we use it in and when lit well from above, it is delightful and powerful." Cherry Creek Enterprises, 888.338.5725; www.vitraform.com.

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  • in vitra veritasWhen it comes to sinks, Jacobsen opts for Vitraform glass products from Cherry Creek Enterprises. "Light dances around this beautiful object," he says. "It is always the little surprise in the houses we use it in and when lit well from above, it is delightful and powerful." Cherry Creek Enterprises, 888.338.5725; www.vitraform.com.

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    in vitra veritasWhen it comes to sinks, Jacobsen opts for Vitraform glass products from Cherry Creek Enterprises. "Light dances around this beautiful object," he says. "It is always the little surprise in the houses we use it in and when lit well from above, it is delightful and powerful." Cherry Creek Enterprises, 888.338.5725; www.vitraform.com.

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    in vitra veritas
    When it comes to sinks, Jacobsen opts for Vitraform glass products from Cherry Creek Enterprises. "Light dances around this beautiful object," he says. "It is always the little surprise in the houses we use it in and when lit well from above, it is delightful and powerful." Cherry Creek Enterprises, 888.338.5725; www.vitraform.com.

  • reign of taraDornbracht's Tara Classic is a perennial favorite among architectsJacobsen included. "A simple and elegant design, nothing superfluous," he says. It has ceramic disk cartridges and is constructed from solid brass. "Pure shapes and simple geometry blend with high-quality construction." Dornbracht Americas, 800.774.1181; www.dornbracht.com.

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    reign of taraDornbracht's Tara Classic is a perennial favorite among architectsJacobsen included. "A simple and elegant design, nothing superfluous," he says. It has ceramic disk cartridges and is constructed from solid brass. "Pure shapes and simple geometry blend with high-quality construction." Dornbracht Americas, 800.774.1181; www.dornbracht.com.

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    Dornbracht's Tara Classic is a perennial favorite among architects—Jacobsen included. "A simple and elegant design, nothing superfluous," he says. It has ceramic disk cartridges and is constructed from solid brass. "Pure shapes and simple geometry blend with high-quality construction." Dornbracht Americas, 800.774.1181; www.dornbracht.com.

  • plug away"If there was ever a celebration of nothingness, the [22 Series] is it," Jacobsen says. Designed by architect Omer Arbel, the wall outlet muds into drywall or any wall surface without a visible face plate. It "takes a step further in the visual reduction of extra parts," Jacobsen adds. Bocci, 604.639.5185; www.bocci.ca.

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    plug away"If there was ever a celebration of nothingness, the [22 Series] is it," Jacobsen says. Designed by architect Omer Arbel, the wall outlet muds into drywall or any wall surface without a visible face plate. It "takes a step further in the visual reduction of extra parts," Jacobsen adds. Bocci, 604.639.5185; www.bocci.ca.

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    plug away
    "If there was ever a celebration of nothingness, the [22 Series] is it," Jacobsen says. Designed by architect Omer Arbel, the wall outlet muds into drywall or any wall surface without a visible face plate. It "takes a step further in the visual reduction of extra parts," Jacobsen adds. Bocci, 604.639.5185; www.bocci.ca.

  • jacobsen architecturehugh newell jacobsen, faiawashington, d.c.www.hughjacobsen.com

    Credit: Robert C. Lautman

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    hugh newell jacobsen, faia
    washington, d.c.
    www.hughjacobsen.com

"enduring design is the result of products that last because they fulfill their purpose, do not intrude beyond their function, and are not superfluous beyond their nature."

View Hugh Newell Jacobsen's "Architects' Choice" picks in the slideshow at left. 

other favorites

RSA Lighting: rimless lighting, rsalighting.com.
Starphire: glass and mirrors, starphireglassandmirror.
Pure Lighting: trimless light fixtures, purelighting.com.


  • timeless design objectsBarcelona chair: This chair, designed in 1929 by the great architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the best ever.

    Credit: Courtesy Knoll

timeless design objectsCrate & Barrel Crescent glass: A circle in plan and a square in elevation. friendly to the hand.
timeless design objects

Barcelona chair: “This chair, designed in 1929 by the great architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the best ever.”
1998 Jaguar: “The last of a well-designed line of elegant cars.”
Crate & Barrel Crescent glass: “A circle in plan and a square in elevation. friendly to the hand.”
iPhone: “Just what it wants to be!”

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