Now that I've got your attention...it's always been fascinating to me to see the guts of an appliance. Stripped of its stainless steel skirting and brass base-wrap, it's possible to appreciate not only the working elements of the t1 model, but also its structural engineering—which is rather impressive. Almost ten feet long, the piece tips the scales at slightly more than 1,200 pounds. The bronze-topped mega-island made its debut at this year's LivingKitchen show. lohberger-t1.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.