At 11 AM on Sunday, March 25, I’ll be participating in a Designer Seminar on Kitchens at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Along with Darryl Carter and Dale Cohen, I’ll be discussing the main ingredients that make for a beautiful yet functional kitchen. Creating a great kitchen is one of the most complicated problem-solving tasks we designers face. It requires extreme logistics–taking into account functionality, ease of movement, and aesthetics. Since today’s kitchen is a central focus of family life, it has to be thought of as much more than just the traditional space where food is stored, prepared, and cooked. We will be showing plans, before & afters, interesting products and appliances, and inventive design solutions–things that will inspire the audience to think in new ways about this very important room. I hope you’ll join us.
Below is my entry in the 2012 Interior Design and Electrolux ICON Kitchen Design Competition, a country kitchen re-imagined for the 21st century.
This kitchen project is an approximately 850-square-foot addition to a house on a working farm with stables in rural Pennsylvania. The space mixes industrial lights and stainless-steel Electrolux ICON appliances with rough flagstone, white Carrara marble counters, and exotic plants–creating a harmonious balance between the rustic surroundings and the modern kitchen.