Italian Modern Kitchen

As is often the case in life, less is more. When I was approached to build this kitchen, I was intrigued by it's simplistic design and clean overall aesthetic. The architect and clients' desire was to create a streamlined modern kitchen, using a mix of wood and tinted gray lacquer. I was fortunate enough to be involved in the project before the wood choice was selected and of course, I had some suggestions. The clients were interested in a color and grain pattern with a tonal and linear grain consistency. We explored CVG fir and some others, but the one that seemed to capture the color and tighter grain requests was rift-sawn white oak. In keeping with the modern theme, it was decided to run the grain horizontally to shake it up a bit and give a sense of grounding and balance in relation to the adjacent larger rooms. From the entire ground level you see this kitchen, so it needs to call itself out at a dinner party and then fade into the background once the wine is poured and conversation begins. To me, this is good design. Less distraction, more detail in the craftsmanship

Dimensions: Kitchen including island is approx. 25 lf

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