A Bespoke Kitchen That’s all in the Details
The sleek lines of a contemporary custom kitchen demand perfection in every detail. But when a kitchen, like the best home cooking, is literally made from scratch, it all starts with the best ingredients. In the case of this Davani Group bespoke kitchen, artisans from Davani Group’s highly esteemed partner firm in Italy, Gaudio, sought out rare and elegant materials and crafted completely custom case goods using the best of handcraft traditions from antiquity, along with the most advanced kitchen design technologies.
Although Davani Group is well known for its expertise with natural stone, the firm also has deep roots in the northern Italian tradition of fine woodwork, and their designers are experts at sourcing the best luxury interior materials from extraordinary leather and upholstery textiles to glass, metal and more. The stars of this show are honey-toned and swirly burled olive wood, solid bronze and deeply smoked glass.
Because olive trees grow very slowly, it is very rare to see large slabs of olive wood, much less to incorporate this many into one interior. The generous use of this rich, natural material creates a warm elegance in this room that is complemented by the coolness of sleek black glass and the silkiness of gently tawny bronze details. Artisans integrated the rigid materials such as glass right along the intricately curved live edges of the wood, to create a mixed media dining table and other amazing surfaces throughout.
True bespoke handcraft means that every detail is carefully planned and meticulously executed, right down to the understated touch of countersunk, industrial-chic fittings in the hardware and in the way the bronze is precisely nestled into the wood. Everything is smooth to the eye and to the touch.
Another hallmark of a truly custom kitchen is that Davani’s project team collaborates with the homeowner for a kitchen that articulates the answers to every wish. Through a process of discovery about their passions and prized cooking tools, even the heights of those who use the space most, they craft a space with a place for everything and everything in its place. Optimally accessible and maximally chic, this level of kitchen is made to provide the heart’s desire. Davani’s team also works to create spaces that work for the way people dream of using their kitchens – for entertaining, for ultimate wine storage and organization, for home cooking and catering.