Design Practice Location:
This kitchen was designed for an authentically styled Italian country villa. The original kitchen lacked functionality and was starting to show its age, so the brief was to create a kitchen that was more up-to-date while still being sympathetic to the house style – plus it needed to have an added ‘wow’ factor. The clients regularly entertain large groups and they needed a kitchen that had an excellent workflow – almost semi-commercial in nature – but would also feel intimate and welcoming when just the family were there. The clients were quite specific about certain aspects of their new kitchen and provided detailed lists of items that needed to be stored and the way the space should be used. They also gave the designer an extensive list of appliances to be incorporated into the new kitchen. Finally, there was the added design challenge of working with existing masonry walls, ceiling and floor.