Only part of a kitchen out in the open, the rest behind doors—that's a concept I can see taking root. It accommodates both shy and show-off design. The floor-to-ceiling fumed oak cabinets comprising the back wall contain the sink, ovens, and the fridge. A cooktop and a couple drawers occupy the metal 'box' on top of the leggy black walnut table. The thicket of suspended steel cylinders aren't simply eye-candy; a couple are home to ventilation; the rest house lighting and stereo speakers. This kitchen is called @home and was designed by C+S Architects. elmarcucine.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.