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New Italian Kitchen Designs

1. modular cooktops The 125-year-old Emilia-Romagna stove-maker Bertazzoni has just brought its smart modular series of mix-and-match cooktops and shelf systems to the U.S. ($2,548 for 36-inch cooktop with shelves;

2. rustic bakeware Sur La Table’s oven-to-table earthenware bakers are hand-pressed and have pretty fluted lids (from $50;

3. tea set Milan design collective Industreal’s new ceramics line includes the porcelain Huellas tea service from María Elena Martínez Fayó and Tomàs Ortiz Ferrer ($175 for pot and saucer; $175 for two cups and saucers;

4. handmade knives Each of the Plenum ox-horn steak knives by Coltellerie Berti for Match bears the initials of the artisan who forged it ($1,111 for six; 201-792-9444).

5. retro fridges Smeg’s culty ‘50s-style refrigerators are newly available in the U.S.; the Emilia-Romagna company’s first Stateside showroom opens in New York in December ($1,999;

Published September 2007


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