AT Europe: The Kitchen of the Future from Ora Ito for Gorenje

Young French designer Ora-Ïto's black, streamlined, advanced technology, energy-efficient kitchens for European manufacturer Gorenje have raised the bar on kitchen design. And now he's created a prototype, recently shown at the 2008 Foire de Paris, of the "kitchen of the future" for Gorenje...

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.

The collection Gorenje
(above and below) is available in black or aluminum.

- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com