Streamlined, body-conscious, exquisitely tailored: These words, often used to describe Giorgio Armani's luxurious minimalist fashions, apply just as precisely to his kitchen and bath introductions. The Armani/Dada line, which the designer created for Molteni&C, includes Checkers and Bridge. The former, a modular kitchen system for large-scale spaces, alternates squares of glass and dark oak or Santos mahogany for a gridlike effect. Among its bells and whistles are invisibly integrated linear LEDs, a dining table in two sizes, and black granite countertops; cabinetry with pullout and sliding doors is offered in myriad finishes and customizable 3-D surface patterns. Similarly sleek, Bridge combines cooking functions into a freestanding island and pantry unit so that food-prep areas blend seamlessly into their surroundings. Moving on to the bath: The designer's Armani/Roca concept creates separate zones for wellness, beauty, bathing, and "basic needs." This is achieved via glass partitions with embedded mesh panels. The comprehensive line encompasses porcelain wall and floor coverings, chromatherapy-enhanced tubs with headrests, waterfall showerheads, wall-mounted sinks, and-as one might expect-flatteringly lit mirrors. Molteni&C, 39-362-3591; molteni.it. Roca Sanitario, 34-93-366-1200; roca.com.
© 2013 Sandow Media LLC. All rights reserved.