I'm fascinated by how the Monolith turns a void [the space occupied by a kitchen] into a solid. The design imposes new behavior patterns for the user, too: one must circle around an object, rather than walk across a room, to prepare a meal. In addition to the appliances, all four faces of the unit are fitted with copious storage. minacciolo.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.