Unique Kitchen Lighting

italian kitchen with floor lamp | KitchAnn Style

I found this kitchen on an Italian website and I was struck by the lighting for the island.

italian kitchen 

It is lit by the Achille and Pier Castiglioni Arco floor lamp. I have always loved this iconic light but I’m not sure I’d want it in the middle of my kitchen.

What do you think?  Is this an innovative idea or better as a photo prop?

Design Idea

glass shower

Sometimes, especially in high rises, it is impossible to relocate floor drains in bathrooms.  I like this creative solution that solves a delimma caused by not being able to locate the shower at the end of the bathroom.  

This bathroom would look very cramped if the shower was not frameless and clear.  Even the door has minimal hardware.  Using the same color troweled on the wall also gives the room a continuous flow.  Although this room is not for the modest, the glass shower helps to separate the toilet and bidet from the sink.


French Door Wall Oven

French Door Oven | Kitchen Studio of Naples

This soon to be released residential wall oven from American Range features dual dependant french oven doors.  When one is moved the other is activated;  so you can hold your oven tray in your right hand and open the oven with your left.

American Range

This oven features Innovection Convection Technology which means it has 2 convection motors and louvered side panels to enhance baking performance.  It comes in a 30″ electric version or a 30″ gas version. According to American Range the Innovection Convection technology in the gas oven allows for a 20% reduction in the use of gas over other ovens since it does not rely on radiant heat to bake.

The commercial grade high temperature  procelain interior measures 4.7 cu. ft.  It has a 30,000 BTU concealed oven burner and a 15,000 BTU Incone banquet broiler burner.  The outside is made of commercial grade stainless steel with easy to use analog controls.  Color options are available.

American Range Company is a 30+ year old manufacturer of restaurant cookign equipment that inlcudes specialty ranges, ovens, griddles and specialty restaurant cooking products.  For more information or to locate a dealer visit www.Americanrange.com

green cream

Frankie Goes Flourescent

I enjoy finding new lights that are fun and creative.  I like them even better when they use sustainable design practices and are energy efficient.  That’s why I find these little gems by Fire and Water, a division of Bergworks GBM irresistable.

Most of the materials they use in their lighting fixtures are recycled glass and plastic, scrap metal and a biocomposite made of recycled newsprint and soy flour.  Their products are also manufactured for recyclability.  They can easily be dismantled at the end of their life and recycled.  The lights are manufactured to utilize dimmable flourescent light sources which is a most desirable feature.


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