Dear AT, I am looking for the modern version of this 1952 compact kitchen. I have seen a similar unit by Avanti, but have also read comments from AT posters to avoid Avanti at all costs. Any suggestions on where I could find something similar, preferably in Chicago so that I could go check it out in person? Thanks! Jill
Jill, Maxwell recently compiled a post of the 2008 Best Small Kitchen Units which you should definitely check out. At the high end is Joe Colombo's MiniKitchen (shown above), a sleek model available through Italian manufacturer Boffi. Boffi products are sold through Luminaire in Chicago. At the low end are the IKEA freestanding kitchens, which you can mix-and-match with small appliances to fashion a kitchenette. Be sure to check out some of the mid-range options listed as well, including Dwyer and Acme kitchenettes.
AT Readers, any suggestions for Jill?