Design by Susan Palmer
Tonia Kimâ€™s stunning line of women's jewelry, the Toki Collection, has quickly become a fixture in both big and boutique stores across the country. Besides designing jewelry, Tonia also holds a law degree and has helped produce a documentary film.
Susan Palmer has been designing kitchens for over 25 years. While designing in Honolulu, she accumulated a slew of awards and credentials. Recently Susan relocated to San Antonio, and is currently setting up a new showroom there.
Kitchen Sketch and Products of Note
Tonia enjoys modern design, but she didnâ€™t want her kitchen to be too sparse or too dominated by square and rectangular shapes. She voiced her fondness for iconic design products, such the Cherner chairs and Nelson bubble lamps that were used in her kitchen. Both of those curvy and classic pieces add flair to the kitchen, which features other contemporary design staples: horizontal lines, stainless steel appliances and European-style cabinets.
Jenn-Air 36-inch Induction Cooktop
This five-burner cooktop uses electromagnetic energy to heat cookware, resulting in an extremely efficient heat transfer. It also features touch-activated LED controls that give the cooktop modern functionality and a sleek surface.
This iconic chair design from Norman Cherner first gained popularity in the early 1960s, and it remains a sought-after piece of furniture. The chairs and barstools are constructed of molded laminated plywood with a walnut finish, and are made with the exact specifications of the original models.
Jenn-Air 42-inch Island-Mount Canopy Hood
Part of Jenn-Airâ€™s Euro-style stainless suite, this island ventilation hood features clean lines, 90 degree edges and a stainless steel surface. It has a 600 CFM (cubic feet per minute) blower with four settings, as well as a sound silencing feature to prevent the blower from drowning out kitchen conversations.
Nelson Crisscross Pendant
George Nelsonâ€™s famous â€śbubble lampsâ€ť have been a modern design staple since their inception in the 1950s. The lamps are composed of a wire frame cloaked in polymer, and produce a soft, gentle light.