A folding glass wall kitchen creates a working space that can be open or closed to the rest of the house but is never closed off visually. For me, this is like framing a kitchen with a gigantic picture window which an architect as experienced as Pietro Carlo Pellegrini certainly knows. Based in Lucca, Italy, Pelligrini redesigned this attic loft in a historic building for an art-loving hipster. The living room is super cool with a mosaic wall, freestanding fireplace and name-brand seating. But it’s the glass wall into the Boffi kitchen that where the artistry’s on display even before anyone chops an onion.
My minimalist gene draws me to this kitchen which looks huge because there is so little volume gobbling up the floor space. A white wall of upper and lower cabinets [top] houses the main sink and ample storage. And while it’s hard to spot the fridge over in the corner, the work triangle is surprisingly tight.
Boffi’s giant table, with dark legs and a reflective surface, doubles as an island complete with cooktop and prep sink. To preserve the maximum illusion of space, plumbing is enclosed in a single stainless steel column below the sink that seems barely there. Last year, La Cornue introduced their W Line of ranges based on a similar dark table. Overhead, a mirrored box island hood handles ventilation chores with a huge helping of glitz. And with the complete absence of clutter, any cook would have room to spread out and work in peaceful bliss.
(Source: corriere della sera)
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