When it comes to form and function, these kitchen and bath products would be right at home inside the International Space Station.
Zaha Hadid for Porcelanosa
Vitae—created for Noken, a high-end line of bathroom products by Porcelanosa—means life in Latin, and its globular shapes evoke water, the basis for all living forms. It includes a vanity, tub, hardware, and combination toilet-bidet.
With seamless lines, this aluminum kitchen system is an updated version of a Steininger classic. The 3-millimeter-thick aluminum was developed with new technology to allow it to be used on flat surfaces as well as folded around corners. Precision mitering allows for a simplified look and a sink that appears to have been cast in one piece, with a subtle slant.
(Courtesy Victoria + Albert)
Victoria + Albert
This spacecraft-like tub is made of ENGLISHCAST, a one-piece casting of volcanic limestone and resin that is harder and more durable than acrylic. While it has a low, open form, it is also one of Victoria + Albert’s longest tubs, at 75 inches in length. It is available in seven different finish options, like stone gray, in case you are going for more of a Death Star look.
Look, Ma, no handles. Without any visible hardware, Miele’s Lumen and Diamond series dishwashers open with a tap on the outside. The modelsoffer a countdown via subtle LED
lights on the side of the door, and the machine will automatically open to dry at the end of a cycle.
Light X Mirrors
These sleek, modern mirrors integrate ambient LED lighting and smart technology to create a striking design. The light is adjustable via touchless control, and optional heating capabilities prevent the mirrors from fogging up.
Dacor’s TouchTop Induction cooktop is one step closer to pushing a button and having a perfectly cooked roast appear, a la The Jetsons. Simply tap and slide a finger over the power-level bar to control temperature or select simmer and power boost options. Additionally, an impressive safety feature allows users to pause all cooking zones if one needs to step away in a hurry.
All it takes is a couple of taps to get water at the perfect temperature. Touch one, two, or three times to get cold, warm, or hot water—with customizable controls that glow different colors to alert users. Additionally, the faucet has an integrated luminaqua LED ring that illuminates the stream of water for subtle mood lighting.
The way of the future is a toilet seat that glows at night with the help of an automatic timer. It is battery operated and has a soft-close lid that keeps from disrupting any guests. Sanborne is
also available with a potty-training seat for extra nighttime help.
(Courtesy Easy Drain)
The S-line provides the ultimate flexibility to create barrier-free shower designs, using either a brushed stainless-steel drain or a corresponding tile or natural stone. Easy Drain’s technology enables secondary drainage, even if there are cracks or leaks, for supreme waterproofing.