Last night we were invited to the Pacific Design Center to preview the new lines from the likes of Wolf, Sub-Zero and Arclinea. These are the sort of beautiful, minimal and luxurious kitchen stations you see in *Wallpaper and their ilk, with unibody construction, hideaway and seamless features, and an array of technology for cooking, cleaning and storage. Our favourite of the bunch was the Arclinea kitchen…
The large showroom "Industrial Sculpture" island is every serious home cook's dream workspace, with a seemingly endless and expansive stainless steel unibody finish that reminded us of a MacBook Pro. But the immediate eye catching feature is situated above, where the island's overhead ceiling mounted storage offers a miniature indoor greenhouse with a controlled spectrum LED system which gives you the option to take your herb garden indoors and within easy reach with less energy consumption requirements, no thermal footprint and subtracts worries of burns while reaching in to clip some basil.
Other technological features that give the Arclinea line our "dream kitchen" stamp of approval are the hideaway worktop clear panel hood which comes sucks up smoke and smells from below, dual flush mounted counter top pop-up controls and power outlet cylinders, and a variable LED lighting incorporated to indicate water temperature at the sink. From a decor perspective, the whole line is outwardly sophisticated, but with subtle touches like the hideaway wall unit ergonomics (we'd imagine guests often would inquire where the refrigerator is hiding, when it would be right there in front of them integrated into the wall) and an island extension for dining the kitchen.
Feel like daydreaming? The Arclinea site offers a portfolio of various dream kitchens to ooh and ahh over.