We've noticed a curious trend of disappearing appliances, planar sinks, and subdued surfaces. Just like the flat design that is becoming popular in technology interfaces, this kitchen is excess-free and pared back to the essentials.
Modex by Blanco, $1,750Rising only three inches above the countertop, the Red Dot Award–winning Modex features an integrated drainboard. The engineered material, which is 80 percent granite, is scratch- and stain-resistant.
A recessed handle helps the stainless-steel appliance maintain a low profile, while three internal racks offer more cleaning capacity. At 42 decibels when running, the 800 series is also among the quietest dishwashers around.