un-urban kitchen

I lived in cities all my life. From Paris to London, From Sao Paulo to New York. I am a city girl and naturally my design reflects on those experiences. Yet, I believe one always needs counterbalance to that highly energetic, cultural, social life to find a personal retreat. We called ours "the cave". The one main activity there is to cook. To cook for one, to cook for a group of person, the result is this warm inviting moments of pure intimacy and simplicity.

Here are a few example of the right set of cook/friend/simple gathering places. Not minimalist, yet controlled, those spaces are not afraid of material, they charged in contrast and references.