Who: La Cornue
What We Noticed: La Cornue, best known for their stoves, makes heavily handsome and luxurious French-style kitchens, gleaming with enamel and brass. But they are also adapting to more modern tastes with this clean-lined induction stove. It looks more like a desk than a range -- furniture for the home. The accompanying oven hides its controls behind a hinged panel and also manages to look more like furniture than an appliance.
(Images: Faith Durand)