Gaggenau is a manufacturer of high-quality home appliances and is acknowledged as an innovation leader in design and technology. The company, with a history that goes back over more than 330 years, has revolutionised the domestic kitchen over and over again with its internationally acclaimed products. Gaggenau’s success is founded on technological innovation and a clear design language combined with high functionality. Gaggenau has been a subsidiary of BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH in Munich since 1995 and is currently represented in more than 50 countries with flagship showrooms in major cities around the world. The difference is Gaggenau.
Karen and Robert have spent the last three decades adding value to the iconic St. Charles Kitchen, a must-have staple of any luxury residence.
Robert Schwartz brings both his keen business acumen and instinctive design sensibility to the St. Charles of New York design studio, and it’s a combination that has served the firm extremely well. Schwartz joined St. Charles in 1982 as director of commercial and multi-housing, He led in building the New York-based offshoot of the iconic cabinetry brand to be unparalleled in custom kitchen design with a discriminating clientele both in the metro New York area and beyond.
Karen Williams designs a kitchen by keeping her passion for cooking in mind. Her own experience as an accomplished cook uniquely informs and inspires the custom kitchen designs she’s been creating for discerning clients the past 30-plus years. Williams, whose work enjoys coverage in the leading design publications such as Traditional Home and Beautiful Kitchens. She is a contributing writer on kitchen design for The Huffington Post. Prominent architects and interior designers frequently seek her out as a collaborator on their projects, and her portfolio includes everything from an English castle to a restored barn in Sag Harbor.
Schwartz and Williams have served as judges on multiple design panels, including the International Award in the Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliance Kitchen Design Contest. They have had the distinction of designing the kitchen for four past editions of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House — most recently chosen in 2012 for what’s considered the most prestigious of its ilk.
Lindsey Schwartz is the founder of CURATED by St. Charles. CURATED is a personalized decorating service that specializes in sourcing art and accessories for private clients. Lindsey grew up immersed in the design industry, but decided to build upon her art background through the creation of CURATED. Lindsey works with purveyors of the finest crystal, porcelain, and silver in the world. She holds a masters degree (honors) from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Caesarstone is a leading developer and manufacturer of premium quality quartz surfaces. Established in 1987, the company pioneered the quartz surfaces and continues to manufacture high-quality surfaces utilizing advanced technologies and proprietary know how. Caesarstone surfaces consist of approximately 90% quartz, retain the cool tactile qualities of nature’s strong stones while offering freedom of design with enormous application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, flooring, wall paneling, furniture and more. Caesarstone offers a product that is highly functional, design forward and beautiful, all at the same time. With three diverse collections – ClassicoTM, MotivoTM and ConcettoTM, there is immense room for choice. The unique and rich variety of colors, patterns and textures gives each customer the ability to find their ‘ultimate surface’ and create their own unique space. Caesarstone’s extensive designs are constantly evolving and developing to meet the latest world trends and the highest level of international quality standards. For additional information about Caesarstone, please visit www.caesarstoneus.com