An Elevated Look

EuroCucina, the kitchen sub-show of iSaloni, kicks off today in Milan. Although I'm stateside for this occasion, I'll be sharing press previews of some of the notable product launches throughout the week.

Audaciously injecting French style into the Italian fair is the W suite from La Cornue. The collection, which was designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, retains some of the iconic details [control knobs, towel bar, vaulted oven cavity] of the classic appliance in the leggy new line while taking it into a thoroughly contemporary realm. The burners of the induction 'table' are arrayed in an arc around a central work surface—an interesting approach to ergonomics.