Fantasy island: dream kitchens for creative chief cooks and brilliant bottle washers

‘Lunar Landscape’ glass dish, ‘Essence’ red wine glasses
Pictured, ‘Lunar Landscape’ glass dish with marble base, €280; bottle, €369 (with marble base, not pictured), both by Elisa Ossino, for Paola C. Pot with lid, price on request, by Sfera. ‘Essence’ red wine glasses, £28 for two, by Alfredo Häberli, for Iittala
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Kitchen: Convivium
Designer: Antonio Citterio
Key features: Units by Maxalto, suspended glass cabinet, vintage steel worktops, flush-mounted hob, hood and sink that ‘disappear’
Contact: Arclinea


‘Lunar Landscape’ copper cup

Pictured, ‘Lunar Landscape’ copper cup, €105, by Elisa Ossino, for Paola C. Copper jug, price on request, by Sfera

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Kitchen: Artematica 30th Anniversary
Designer: Gabriele Centazzo
Key features: Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Valcucine's first use of glass in its kitchens. The large sink is made from a single block of cardoso stone, while the tap is installed on the bridging framework above the sink, giving it the look of a fountain. The cabinet pattern is created using graphic vitrum, a new digital technique for customising glass
Contact: Valcucine


pot, Candleholders

Pictured, pot, £225, by Vincent Van Duysen, for When Objects Work. Candleholders, price on request, by Sfera

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Kitchen: Slide
Key features: Light sassafras wood doors, bronze steel worktop and sink, champagne marble tops and black panel, monolithic C-shaped island with innovative sliding system that reveals hob and worktop
Contact: Armani/Dada


salt and pepper dispenser, ‘Pioneer’ drinking set

‘Lunar Landscape’ salt and pepper dispenser, €344, by Elisa Ossino, for Paola C. ‘Pioneer’ drinking set, £600, by Daniel Schofield

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Kitchen: Twenty Royal Grey
Designer: Andrea Bassanello
Key features: Island constructed using multiple layers of marble to create a unique light and dark effect. Large suspended peninsula made of eucalyptus wood
Contact: Modulnova


‘Pots & Pans’ casserole, ‘All-Time’ plates, Pot, Carafe, glass, steak knife, ‘Bubble’ oil and vinegar dispensers,

Pictured, ‘Pots & Pans’ casserole, €74, by Jasper Morrison, for Alessi, from Cargo. ‘All-Time’ plates, £12 each, by Guido Venturini, for Alessi. Pot, £720; oak tray with black marble inlay, £318, both by Vincent Van Duysen, for When Objects Work. Carafe, £130; glass, £29; steak knife, £169, all by John Pawson, for When Objects Work. ‘Bubble’ oil and vinegar dispensers, €128, by Gordon Guillaumier, for Paola C. Glasses, from £28 each; cups, price on request, all by Vincent Van Duysen, for When Objects Work.

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Kitchen: N_Elle
Key features: Worktop in brushed grey saint laurent marble, doors in rovere termocotto, and framework in rovere bruno and stainless steel. Sharp, clean-cut lines, 2.2cm thick doors, easy to mix and match with other Cesar systems
Contact: Cesar

As originally featured in the July 2017 issue of Wallpaper* (W*220)

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.