This year's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show held in April experienced its largest turnout ever, with nearly 1,000 exhibitors and more than 45,000 attendees. The good news: Style and technology converged for a greener product offering that scored high marks in terms of both aesthetics and function. - Linda C. Lentz

Wave of the future
In chrome, VelvetBlack, and MoonWhite, the Ondus series manifests a sensual Minimalism plus features such as an iPod-like control that presets water temperatures and flow rates. Grohe America, Bloomingdale, Ill.

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Breaking the mold
The finely tuned Karbon pull-down kitchen faucet can assume numerous configurations for effortless flexibility. In chrome and stainless steel, it’s made with a strong yet lightweight brass-and-carbon-fiber composite tubing. Kohler Co., Kohler, Wisc.

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Grand opening
When off, the 48" DA 5000 D motorized island hood is a sleek 5" deep in silver metallic glass with halogen lights. Turned on, it expands to 12", with an exhaust of 1,250 cfm. Miele, Princeton, N.J.

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A matter of decor
With its noise-reduction system, the Space wall vent is said to be 35 percent less noisy than the norm, while the Ola Evolution vent looks like a trendy pendant light. Elica USA, Chicago.

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Eco luxury
The Satinjet Tahi shower emits 3,000 droplets per second yet consumes only 2.3 gps; the handshower, only 1.9. Methven USA, Sturtevant, Wisc.

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Pro perfect
New and improved Professional dual-fuel ranges boast dual-stacked burners—all from extra-low to 18,000 Btu’s, plus large and small full-function ovens. LEDs keep the knobs well lit. GE Monogram, Louisville, Ky.

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Vanity pair
Teamed with the slim but deep Bacino basin, the Fogo console creates a fresh approach to bath storage at its assembly height of 173¼4". It comes in a range of widths and wood finishes, including Limed Oak (right). Duravit USA, Duluth, Ga.

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