And another EuroCucina introduction, this one from Scavolini. Ticking off his inspirations for Foodshelf, designer Ora-Ïto cites a cubic-centric list of Mondrian, Lego and the aesthetic of the 1950s. The modular cabinetry is meant to be employed [generously] in spaces beyond the kitchen, smoothing living and dining areas together. Hardly a revolutionary concept—or look, for that matter—but the quality of craftsmanship is notable. The oak and lacquer boxes and surfaces are to be freely mixed; every kitchen becomes a custom work. Color-wise, there are 15 shades in the palette, including a screaming yellow that has great potential to liven things up considerably. scavolini.us
is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. 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.