change the way that we feel in a space. They enhance or impede our workflow. They frame our view of the room, and can be the difference between a mundane counter and an extraordinary one. In the following pages, we will feature the elements that constitute the signature of a master. One reoccurring theme is sculptural details, where the counter is painstakingly ground away to create a smooth, sinuous feel, and an unexpected source of function. Another theme is the rethinking of design challenges, such as seams and transitions. These are placed with a deliberate approach, placing value on the ultimate aesthetic atmosphere over the convenience of the builder. Be ready to change your level of expectation, and see what counters can offer you.