Fashion for the Kitchen: Armani/Dada
Elizabeth Wine -- Interior Design, 7/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
A kitchen named Bridge marks the debut of Armani/Dada, a creative bridge between Armani/Casa and the Dada division of Molteni & C. A materials palette combining a honey-colored Brazilian hardwood, sucupira, with stainless steel, glass, and a copper-colored high-tech fabric lends the system much of its sophistication. The centerpiece, an island measuring nearly 126 inches long, is all-business, with a double sink and two induction cooktops set into the work surface, plus an extractor hood built into the optional cabinetry above. For a complete kitchen, add a variety of freestanding pieces 85 inches high by 49 wide. The hot block houses an oven, a microwave, and a warming drawer; the cold block boasts a double refrigerator, a freezer, and a wine cooler; and the pantry block comes with a pullout work surface.
When food prep is over, fold down a panel from the upper cabinets of the island to hide everything behind. Then imagine that the view out the window embraces a sweep of the Persian Gulf in Dubayy, United Arab Emirates. Bridge kitchens will be installed in the Armani Residences there later this year. Armani/Casa, 212-334-1271; armanicasa.com. circle 438 Molteni & C, 212-673-7106; molteni.it. circle 439