A Recipe for Design
Interior Designer Jessica Davis and Miele both know that thoughtful design and beautiful execution mix very well.
“Beautiful but impractical defeats the purpose of great design,” says Jessica Davis of Nest Studio. When Davis discovered the Miele line of kitchen appliances, she immediately saw a strong similarity to the design principles she adheres to in her work.
Focus on Craftsmanship
Davis thinks about how her hardware will look and how it feels in people’s hands. She sees the same in Miele’s Comfort Swivel handle. “I love that your hand can stay in the same position no matter what position the oven door is in,” she says. “The ergonomics are so smart but it’s also sleek and beautiful.”
Make a Statement
“Appliances and hardware are the jewelry of the kitchen,” explains Davis who creates her own stylish knobs and pulls. “A statement range is like the pendant on a necklace.”
“Decorative and functional lighting is so important,” Davis says. So she’s a fan of Miele’s backlit precision knobs that are a visual cue for a burner-in-use and the LED ClearView lighting that shines a more natural light on your food while also saving energy.
Know the Client
“It’s important to understand who you’re designing for,” says Davis. “Are there small children where accessible storage and fingerprint resistant finishes—like Miele’s smudge resistant stainless steel surfaces—become important?”
Consider the Space
“Don’t design in a vacuum, think about pieces as part of a whole,” says Davis. She likes how Miele makes all their appliances to integrate easily with each other to create a harmonious space.