The bright white, four-ton prototype is freestanding and transportable, made from a single block of material and built so that it can be set up in the open air and equipped with Ito's line of black glass appliances. Its design is based on what Ito calls "simplexité" -- the marriage of the simple and the complicated.
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com