Extraordinary. Carved, pegged, and joined entirely by hand, it's no understatement to call this kitchen island the stuff of dreams. The curvaceous design capitalizes on the unusual figuring of Pippy English Oak; the carcass is made of aromatic cedar. A smooth slab of light-reflecting, bacteria-resistant sycamore is used for the counter surface; just looking at this photo, I can almost feel the flow of the wood beneath my hands. carvedwood.co.uk
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.