Talk about heavy metal. The Beam kitchen, designed by Tom Dixon, boxes appliances and counters in brass plates and hangs them off a skeleton that's constructed of raw steel I-beams. The sink is built up from a terrazzo slab. On occasion, the Beam takes a sojourn to a design fair or culinary event, but when not on the road, it's installed at Dock Kitchen restaurant in London. tomdixon.net
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.