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11 Italian Kitchens, Dolce Vita Edition

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 27, 2014 01:59 AM
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by Margot Guralnick last modified Sep 26, 2014

From the country that taught us how to make ourselves fully at home in the kitchen: 11 memorable designs—rustic, clean-lined, and effortless-looking combinations of the two. Above: The ultimate marble sink in a convent turned country house, restored by Marina Sinibaldi Benatti (who became an interior designer along the way); see  La Dolce Vita: A Restored 17th-Century Convent Outside Milan . Above: Understated ease in an apartment kitchen by Clarisse Demory at  Villa Lena , a new hotel and artist retreat on a Tuscan estate. Above: Black-and-white meets mint in an inventive Savona, Italy, apartment by Grooppo; see Apartment Upgrade: A Different Tiled Floor in Every Room. Above: Minimalist built-ins and a polished concrete floor meet an old stone wall in  A Whitewashed Ligurian Farmhouse with a Splash of Color  by A2BC Architects. Above: A rustic-modern palette (and an intriguing black trunk) at Catarina House in Florence  by Sabrina Bignami of B-Arch Studio.  Above: A mix of eras surround a patinated metal island in a kitchen by Dimore Studio; see Ancient Meets Modern in a Milan Apartment . Above: Photographer Federica Bottoli and architect Vittorio Longheu's Family House in Mantua  with exposed beams and a Prouvé Potence light near the streamlined sink. Above: Concrete, steel, and raw wood create a muted modernist vibe in architect  Arturo Montanelli's Kitchen in Lecco . Above: A summer house in Umbria from Elle Decoration, spotted on The Style Files . Above: A seaside kitchen in an old stone house in Puglia, from Kinfolk via The Style Files .  Above: The Cinqueterre , the first all-aluminum kitchen, designed in 2000 by architecture legend Vico Magistretti for Schiffini. Photograph via DesignSpace London .  We've been spotlighting great kitchens around the world this week, including:    • 10 Stellar Scandinavian Kitchens    • 12 Favorite Kitchens in the UK    • The White Album: 13 Favorite US Kitchens    • 10 Fantastique French Kitchens See the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen —and how to re-create it—on Gardenista. More Stories from Remodelista 16 Made-in-Italy Kitchen Essentials 7 High-Style Italian Kitchen Ranges DIY: Instant Pasta-Drying Rack






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