Indonesian influence takes kitchen cabinetry to new level

Company puts own spin on typically overlooked accents

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Many homeowners have been known to lay awake at night, obsessing about the cabinet door styles, countertop materials and floor coverings for their new kitchen. Almost no one looses sleep over the drawer and cabinet door pulls, but this small detail can add a touch of magic, subtle nuance, playfulness or sass, as I discovered at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show last April in Chicago. The most unusual drawer and cabinet hardware was Gado Gado International's. Handmade by Balinese and Javanese craftsmen whose skills have been passed down through generations of families for hundreds of years, these cast brass knobs and pulls will add exotic flare to any kitchen or bathroom. David Sussman--an American geologist who spent more than 20 years in Indonesia and came to know and love its rich artistic culture--founded the company six years go. Though similar artistic style runs through all the Gado Gado pieces, the astonishing degree of variety makes the company name especially appropriate. "Ga...