The big biannual kitchen introductions happen at EuroCucina next year. In the meantime, many famous and lesser-known brands continue innovating and tweaking. Each is completely custom, so prices range widely.
Lignum et Lapis is one of Arclinea’s most iconic kitchens. But last year the new Pocket system of doors was developed that allows the work and storage areas of the kitchen to completely disappear when not in use. arclinea.com
Piero Lissoni’s Combine Kitchen by Boffi
Piero Lissoni’s Combine kitchen for Boffi, he says, “is like a multifaceted game” played with “mono-blocks” devoted to washing, cooking, and prep. Material combinations include natural stones, woods, metals, engineered surfaces, glass, and ceramic. boffi.com
Promemoria continues expanding its palette of materials for Angelina, arguably the most luxe custom kitchens around. Pick from fine stones, woods, polished or brushed finishes, bronze, Murano glass, leather, and fabric. Sky’s the limit. promemoria.com
Parma, Italy–based Matteo Gennari’s completely bespoke kitchens entered the US market through Global Kitchen Concepts’ umbrella, a New York showroom specializing in European brands that might be lesser known yet brings new perspectives to kitchen design that are not represented among the bigger names. globalkitchenconcepts.com
Rational kitchens from Germany are all about handsome elegance and horizontality. The Uno accomplishes this with a warm, organic effect by combining ecologically sound oiled oak with matte-black aluminum. To maintain the all-important emphasis on purity of line, it comes with handleless drawers and cabinet doors. rational.de
Five years ago, Christopher Peacock debuted his Lambourne Collection kitchen, inspired by a local church and Lambourne Hall near his home northeast of London. Now he has relaunched it with new hand-forged hardware selections, cabinetry panel options, and oak details from ancient trees excavated from underground. peacockhome.com