Hand-carved tribal motifs decorate the cabinet frame; pyrographed patterns tattoo the door panels; a bushhamered texture finishes the stone counter tops. These details typify the aesthetic that gives the aptly-named SineTempore kitchen its character. Gabriele Centazzo designed the system, which makes a powerful statement for original expression and craftsmanship in an assembly-line world. I find it's a curious—and ultimately appealing—blend of primitive and progressive. valcucine.com
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.