Traditional meets modern in the Cornue W. line.
Sept. 5, 2013 – Update! The sleek induction table from La Cornue W. Collection is now available in the U.S. via Purcell Murray. The price tag is a hefty $26,500, but with all things luxury, you get what you pay for. ♦ ♦ ♦
Induction cooktops have been rising in popularity, and with good reason. They use a magnetic field to heat what’s inside the pan, rather than the pan itself. Converting 86 percent of energy into heat, induction cooktops are fitting for a combo Earth Day-shopping post.
La Cornue has collaborated with French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte who designed an induction table – unfitted at its finest. Underneath the smooth glass surface are four inductors, each with boost function. The inductive burners are laid out in an arc to provide a central workspace.
The table, a traditional furniture piece, was given dials with a retro feel and a convenient towel rail. The induction table can be placed against a wall or central position in the kitchen. Its sleek silhouette is captivating, and the openness beneath the table will allow smaller kitchens to feel large.
Other pieces in the collection include the electric Big Vaulted Oven Tower (bottom storage tray and top storage cupboard) and tempered glass and lacquered metal W. Hood.
There is no date for availability in or price for the U.S. at press time.