Shelf Life, Indeed

Designed by Michele Marcon, the Opera kitchen certainly rises to theatrical heights. Were it not for those towering shelves [check out the stools to fully appreciate the scale of the installation], it would be fair to call the kitchen tame, but the open storage demands attention—like a stage diva. And populating those cubbies with ordinary boxes of cereal and cans of soup just won't do: this is a space that requires careful art direction.