In her furniture designs for Knoll and Moroso, as well as this Salinas kitchen, it's possible to see the way Patricia Urquiola works to camouflage modularity with a cunning sense of proportion. She inflates edges, making them thick and rounded. I like how this studied clunkiness complements the natural material palette. boffi.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.