site conditions did not allow pendant lamps, so the cylindrical Elica hood was chosen to hang over the Bosch cooktop for a similar look. The kitchen’s only upper cabinet (left) was designed so the front opens accordion-style (above) and a back panel slides out for ample area to store spices and oils within reach of the cooktop.
color for real life.
what the material is,” he says. “It has a mys-
terious quality which adds to its value.”
Selecting the colors for the glass pan-
els was the hardest part of the design process
for Papoyans. In the end, she chose an orange
tone, which is found in many of her furnish-
ings, and two shades of complementary blue.
The glass is interspersed with the kitchen’s rich quarter-sawn walnut cabinetry. “The
grain of the wood is very linear and consistent,” says Reidt. “We wanted the surface
tones and textures to be the most important
feature.” On one wall is the walnut-clad refrigerator and floor-to-ceiling cabinets accented
with long blue and orange glass panels. On
the back wall, there are no cabinets above
the counter, just large fields of colored glass.
Behind the range is a solid-blue glass panel.
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