Million Pound Kitchen
The most expensive kitchen to have ever been made has just been unveiled in London. Handcrafted from Murano crystal, stone, and solid copper, this certainly is a cuisine with a difference.
The ‘Fiore di Cristallo’ kitchen, designed by Claudio Celiberti was unveiled at One Mayfair in London at a prestigious event co-hosted by celebrity chef, Aldo Zilli. The kitchen pushes all kinds of kitchen boundaries, using only the best craftsmanship and materials – Murano crystal is made using ancient techniques that are closely guarded.
All twenty-seven of the £400,000 cabinets are lined with solid copper, for its hygienic purposes, and feature a crystal door and handle. The kitchen also comprises of a crystal island with a stone worktop, as well as a crystal basin with Philip Starck crystal-clad taps valued at £1,600. The kitchen wouldn’t be complete without the £26,000 Swarovski and Murano crystal chandelier, hanging up there, reflecting light off the already very reflective surfaces. The million pound price tag also includes £24,000 worth of handcrafted appliances by Gaggenau. We’ve got our eye on the wine climate cabinet.
“As a visionary designer who is committed to perfection I wanted to create a bespoke space that pushed boundaries, exemplified beauty and defined ultimate luxury. The end result is a kitchen that is not only functional but also a work of art with each cut, component and flourish being nothing short of perfection, even down to the finest detail.” Said Claudio, on his vision.
Anyone wishing to create their own ‘Crystal of Murano’ kitchen with Claudio, either to the same specification, or completely tailored, will need to join a waiting list of up to eight months due to the highly skilled level of craftsmanship required.