Kitchen Centric

$78.00

KITCHEN CENTRIC puts a new spin on the kitchen design book, offering readers an art book, a fantasy book, and a bit of a field guide. Internationally known kitchen designer Mick De Giulio takes readers on a guided tour through eighteen of his favorite kitchen projects from around the country — in urban lofts and high-rise condos, suburban homes, manor houses, mountain retreats, and even an early twentieth-century barn.

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Mick De Giulio

Mick De Giulio has been creating kitchens for distinctive residences throughout the United States and abroad for over 40 years. In addition to residential kitchen design, his body of work includes commercial projects and product design for companies such as Abt Electronics, Kallista, Meredith Corporation, SieMatic, and Sub-Zero. He founded de Giulio kitchen design in 1984, and his work has been published extensively in the US and abroad. In 2005, he was recognized by Kitchen and Bath Business magazine as one of the 50 most influential people in the kitchen and bath industry over the last 50 years, and in 2016, was inducted into the Merchandise Mart Hall of Fame and awarded the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to design.

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KITCHEN CENTRIC puts a new spin on the kitchen design book, offering readers an art book, a fantasy book, and a bit of a field guide. Internationally known kitchen designer Mick De Giulio takes readers on a guided tour through eighteen of his favorite kitchen projects from around the country — in urban lofts and high-rise condos, suburban homes, manor houses, mountain retreats, and even an early twentieth-century barn. The kitchens are decidedly highend, but De Giulio’s lessons in dreaming and in mixing materials, colors, finishes, and design vocabularies inspire all homeowners.

Spectacular photographs (shot specifically for the book by Hedrich Blessing Photographers) and De Giulio’s storytelling reveal these glorious kitchens, which roll one after the other like short films. They include a resolutely masculine kitchen (mixing stainless steel, nickel silver, high-gloss dark wenge wood, and light marble) in a French neoclassical-style house in downtown Chicago; a lighter-than-air kitchen that seems to melt into the background of an art-filled Miami Beach condo; an open kitchen that refuses to be all traditional in a Monticello-esque house on Long Island; and an artful kitchen for an eccentric French Normandy house in northern California. De Giulio explains the challenges he faced in each of these kitchens, his thinking, his choices, his process, and, ultimately, his belief that kitchens are becoming more central to American homes and home life than ever before. Perennial questions about kitchen design (Should cabinets go to the ceiling? How many materials can you mix into one kitchen? Is stainless steel dated?) are likewise answered.

So is the question “What exactly is that?” Each of the featured kitchens is decoded at the back of the book, with materials and appliances identified, leaving no reason why KITCHEN CENTRIC cannot invoke kitchen dreams and transform them into reality.

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Dimensions 10 × 10 in
About

256 pages, 250 color images

ISBN

978-1-890449-54-4

3 reviews for Kitchen Centric

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    Lily Barberio and Chris Quinlan, Food & Wine

    “Mick De Giulio rethinks everything from the refrigerator door to the kitchen sink.”

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    Samantha Brooks, Robb Report

    “Whether you cook or order in, you will want a de Giulio kitchen — locals boast about them the same way they do their collections of fine art.”

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    Amy Albert, Bon Appétit

    “De Giulio sees space a little differently than the rest of us do, which is why he’s one of the country’s leading innovators in kitchen design . . . equally fresh, classic, and inventive.”

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