Appliances: Handle with Care

What do Michael Jordan’s home, Ritz-Carlton hotels, the new Reichstag in Berlin, and Milan’s Malpensa airport have in common? Door hardware. Not just any old door handles, but levers and cabinet pulls of high style. This is designer hardware created by architects exclusively for the Italian company Valli & Valli. Which may explain why Jennifer […]

Furnishings: Contemporary Cloisonné acute

“I learned from looking back,” says Robert Kuo. He is speaking of his immediate ancestors, in particular his father, who began teaching him the delicate craft of cloisonné when he was 15. But he is also acknowledging the legacy left by craftsmen from centuries past, whose vision still inspires him. Kuo’s mission is to keep […]