Hanak is actually the manufacturer and Hans Krug reps the
product line in the United States.
I also saw another really interesting company named Velart
out of Florida. It has these incredible closet systems that look
like leather, and according to the rep I spoke with, pricing
seems reasonable. The company highlighted its ability to do
designs (which was not appealing to me as I’m a designer, but
I digress). These closets aren’t for everyone, but for clients
who want high-end, unique, contemporary design, these are
the bees knees!
Following cabinets comes hardware trends
It started showing up three years ago in the United States and
is now going full force. And that’s shades of gold (although
we’re still seeing shades of gray in cabinets).
My ;rst reaction in 2015 was similar to the thought of
resurrecting avocado appliances (yuck). But as it has evolved,
it has grown on me. The golds and brass aren’t the same as
they were in the 90s. They’re warmer, or they’re coated with a
layer of antiquing, or they’re rose gold. And rose gold against
grays and blues looks fantastic. Northern Contours showed
an example within its display.
And Wisdom Stone knobs and pulls showed the most
unique and best-priced bling I’ve seen. Wisdom Stone refers
to its hardware as “dazzling adornments for your home” and
I think the company is right.
If you’re interested in more about closets, speci;cally design,
you can get my ;ve favorite tips here: butchkoandcompany.
Closets continue to be on the leading edge of higher-end design. Some of the new and popular looks at this year’s KBIS
included textured finishes for closet systems, such as the “leather” appearance on offerings from Velart (pictured). Also
making headway in the closet design arena are touches of gold, brass and a smattering of bling for the hardware, as shown
in these knobs from Wisdom Stone.