At once elegant and fun, beautiful and unusual.
We hired AJK Design Studio Inc. to design a metal grill for our heating system. The grill sits smack in the middle of our front hall, and it is one of the first thing anyone coming into the house sees. It was thus important to us that it be in keeping with the design of the rest of the house. The trick is, we live in a Craftsman home which we’ve decorated in a kind of quirky Danish Modern style. The designer immediately understood what we were going for, and came up with a fabulous design for the grill. It was at once elegant and fun, beautiful and unusual. Striking without being intrusive.
The experience of working with the designer was delightful. She was so thoughtful and considerate, charming and easy to talk to. Everything was completed on time and with the highest of professionalism. Exquisite taste and true professional competence — a rare combination!
Ayelet Waldman, client
It was like Christmas morning here....
Annie made all of this such a pleasure. The return air grille arrived two hours ago and it was like Christmas morning here–it is just what I had imagined and it is extraordinarily handsome.
Virginia Hornsby, Architect
A combination of function and works of art.
Annie Kantor’s registers are both a combination of function and works of art. Her unique designs compliment both traditional and modern homes and add a utilitarian yet decorative element to a wall or floor. I am thrilled to be using her beautiful registers in my client’s new construction home in Woodside.
She is also wonderful to work with; gracious, dedicated and enjoys the collaborative process of working with designers. I would recommend her and her products with complete enthusiasm.
Lindy Donnelly, interior designer and colleague
Attention to detail and craftsmanship is outstanding.
Just by chance, my wife had dog-eared a page in Elle Décor magazine and showed me floor- and wall-grate designs by AJK Design Studio. We were not even in the market for such a piece, as we had no intention of retrofitting a/c into our 1920s-built house. However, after ultimately making the decision to install a/c, and realizing the return air grate needed to be located in a prominent, easily visible portion of our house, our contractor simply was not presenting anything of fine design and quality. Then, we remembered the page in Elle Décor. Annie worked with us on design choices and material. We decided on a 3/8 inch beveled, oil-rubbed bronze, “From Sphere to Eternity” for a floor grate. Annie gave us status updates as the work progressed, including getting best pricing on the raw bronze material. It arrived very carefully packaged. What a beautiful piece! The fit is perfect. The attention to detail and craftsmanship is outstanding. It already has a patina. It looks as if it were polished by hand (maybe it was). There is not a single flaw; this is a heavy, substantial piece of art that you can even walk on! It blends in perfectly with our Craftsman/English Tudor-style home.
Ted Barber, client