When it comes to kitchens, it is often the humble appliances that do all the work but get little of the praise. Come October though, forward-thinking luxury kitchen appliance brand Scholtès, intend to reverse this long-standing injustice with the opening of its Centre of Excellence in London.

So much more than a functional showroom, Scholtès intend the venue to be a lively and theatrical hub hosting everything from demonstrations, master classes and private dinners.

The task to turn such an ambitious vision into a reality, would require both experience and ingenuity, and Scholtès had only one person in mind. Enter Patricia Urquiola: a designer/architect whose reign over the industry has lasted well over a decade, and whose track record (including twice W* Designer of the Year) has shown her to shine at every turn.

Here Wallpaper* grab some moments with the leading lady, to discuss her upcoming project with Scholtès and whether the kitchen is at the heart of her home.

Click here to read a Q&A with Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola discusses her concept for the Scholtès Centre of Excellence

Take a tour of how the new store will look when it opens in October