Kitchen by Gitta Gschwendtner and Schiffini
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We were greatly enamoured of Gitta Gschwendtner’s Animal Wall, a public art project in Cardiff Bay, where she placed 1,000 bird and bat boxes made out of wood crete and differing levels and projections at the top of a wall. The Animal Wall’s form playfully referenced Brutalism, but for birdies.

Gschwendtner was ideal to partner with design-led, family-run kitchen maker Schiffini to produce a concept kitchen/art piece for us. The finished design references the work of sculptor Donald Judd, in the use of ply and the way the drawers are placed at differing levels and depths.


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.