The crocus are already popping up, and in a week, daylight savings time returns—before you know it, the house arrest known as winter will be over and we'll be dining alfresco again. Designed by Piero Lissoni, the Open kitchen is fabricated for outdoor use. Plumbing, gas, and electrical lines are routed through a central protective stainless steel panel, and the large shelves are made of weatherproof wire glass. Take the Open indoors, and a dishwasher module can be incorporated in the array of appliances. 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.