Historically accurate replacement windows benefit from 21st-century materials and glazing. Skyline’s Series 97 multilock with pull-handle When it comes to the windows of historic buildings, both the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation agree: it’s better to repair original casements than replace them with updated copies. But when the windows are beyond salvageable or for a new building in a landmarked district, “the challenge is replicating the existing historic fabric while meeting performance and operational needs,” says Matt Kraus, vice president of Skyline Windows. In 1990, the company introduced its first casement designed in accordance with
Designer Philippe Starck and Duravit re-team to present two new bathroom collections. Photo courtesy Duravit The ME by Starck collection of ceramic fixtures complement the L-Cube bathroom furniture range (also shown), designed by Christian Werner. Designer Philippe Starck It has been over a quarter of a century since Philippe Starck designed his first fixture for Duravit. In that time, the French star also delivered the five-story Duravit Design Center—complete with a giant toilet-bowl structure that serves as an observation deck—in Hornberg, Germany, where the company was founded nearly 200 years ago. It was in that bold building, deep in the
Bathing Beauties Designer Philippe Starck and Duravit re-team to present two new bathroom collections. From a cutting-edge faucet system to a light fixture that doubles as wall art, these residential products range from the practical to the purely decorative.