Karan Kitchen by Karim Rashid for Rastelli Cucine
The kitchen is the heart of the home. With that in mind, I took what is often a banal archetype of kitchenware and turn it into an elegant communal experience.
The concept revolves around an open pedestal island. The tapered curve of the island invites friends and family to pull up a seat.
Both faucet and LED light retract into the counter creating a flush surface. The easy addition of multi-purpose cutting board over the sink creates a solid dining space.
Soft curves continue on the wall unit. A rounded cutout creates a cooking and prep area. The inset back-lit mirror is edged by ambient lighting LEDs.
Cchannel opening cabinets hide refrigerator, oven and pantry storage. The use of glass, in matt or glossy finish, for doors, as well as the ceramic, helps to make a model which is already original and recognizable even more exclusive.