With sensitivity toward reuse and recycling, many companies are taking a close look at the materials that go into their products. From reclaimed wood cabinet components to artistic impressions on copper and stainless steel, these products are truly materialistic.
To the Core
Three new accessories are available in the maker’s Green Core cabinet collection made with environmentally friendly materials. The options include a base drawer knife block and pull-out knife block, both made using multiple random hardwood species from recovered waste material. Also available is a steel drawer box in champagne metallic, with an epoxy finish. The drawer bottoms can be white or woodgrain to match the cabinetry. Crystal Cabinet Works. 763.389.4187. www.crystalcabinets.com.
AlnoFinn is a naturally simple kitchen system constructed of solid profiled frames and combined with high-quality real wood panels, the maker says. Cabinets feature a clear, consistent design that continues down to the handles and pilasters. With its drawers, hinged door units, and illuminated display cabinets, the collection combines well-organized storage with modern comforts. Other features include cornices and grooved pilasters to highlight the design’s linear style. Alno. 617.896.2700. www.alnousa.com.
The popular look of apron-front sinks for the kitchen has been adapted for the bath with the Calypso undermount sink. The bowl measures 141/2 inches wide and has a 3-inch-deep apron front for a focal point along the countertop edge. Available in antique or brushed nickel finishes, Calypso and all Native Trails sinks, tubs, and accents are handmade from recycled copper. Native Trails. 800.786.0862. www.nativetrails.net.
Stone Forest’s Shower Sculpture showcases a series of customized tiles carved from a single thick slab of black granite. Featuring a concealed drain, the floor of the pan has a unique appearance. The only removable piece is the end slab, which can be installed over a standard shower tray drain. The tiles are created with simple saw cuts, all sloping toward a hidden drain. Stone Forest can custom cut tiles and shower spouts to match existing plumbing. Stone Forest. 888.682.2987. www.stoneforest.com.
Born of post-industrial aluminum milling scrap, Alkemi countertops are SCS-certified and have 35% recycled material by weight, or 60% by volume. The product comes in honed or textured finishes and in a range of standard, anodized, or opaque colors. The material can be worked like conventional solid-surface countertops. Renewed Materials. 301.320.0042. www.alkemi.com.
Farmhouse Focal Point
The decorative pattern designed into the front apron of the handcrafted copper Farmhouse Sink is sure to make a statement; but don’t let it overshadow the detailed interior hand-tooling. With a basin measuring 10 inches deep, 28 inches wide, and 17 inches long, the sink will create a dramatic focal point. The return reveal curves on each side are 45/8 inches, providing flexible installation above a cabinet or on legs. Artisan Mfg. 973.286.0080. www.artisansinks.com.