08 April 2014

Cross-Culture Kitchen

Such a curious flourish in a standard-issue contemporary kitchen. The natural wood shelves are a comfortable enough contrast, but it's the carved and painted 'column capital' that really catches the eye. I'm surprised at how well the folk-arty accent works in this context. This is a detail of the Morning Calm kitchen. toncelli.it


  1. For me, the move is simply too idiosyncratic. Yes, designers needn't have a conscious reason for every aspect of their designs, but in this case, a clear intention would sustain the viewer's interest.

  2. I suspect you are being gentle with the word 'ideosyncratic', John... It does seem an after-thought. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.