One of these days. On the final day of Kitchen month, what is more fitting than to bring out the Boffi. High end? Yes. Italian? Yes. Too much? Yes. Beautiful? Yes (if you don't overdo it). Whether you shop at Ikea or Home Depot for your kitchen cabinets, you should know what is going on. It is more fun that way. In the world of kitchen design, it is companies like Boffi that set the trends and often transform other impulses. When you look at Ikea, you are looking at influences that start with Boffi.
We recommend taking a stroll through their showroom - if for nothing else, for design tips. Not everything is cold and severe (though a lot is), and we particularly like the b95 and the Latina kitchens, with their warm wood. NYMag says: "for the ultimate in chic, contemporary fixtures, head down to Boffi. Interior designers shop here for elements that can transform a bathroom into spalike heaven...Don�t be put off by the gallery-ish atmosphere; novices are more than welcome. " AT readers say: comment & vote below