Over the past 25 years, Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden have stealthily revolutionized the American landscape.
In the 1970s Ralph Pucci took his parents’ mannequin repair business and transformed it into a manufacturer of high-style mannequins that were more fluid sculpture than frozen clotheshorse.
A slew of companies offer lighting control, but none matches the versatility of Lutron’s HomeWorks Interactive.
The true measuring stick of a home automation system is the controller—not the visible touchpanels or keypads.
For proof that the Italians are still on the cutting edge of kitchen design, look no further than Boffi.
Few pieces of furniture are as voluptuous as the chaise longue—it is the prime perch for lounging around and daydreaming. And few are as impractical as the Barcelona daybed.
“I signed a lease at the Pacific Design Center before I knew what I was going to sell,” jokes Janice Feldman, founder of Janus et Cie.
Move over, professional range. The Internet refrigerator is taking control of the kitchen.
Luxury bed linens are not a high priority for many men, but they should be. Creating a deluxe zone in bed is really the best way to separate the men from the boys.
“I’m addicted to simple forms—ovals, spheres, and squares,” says John Eric Byers.