Italian brand Rastelli aims to bring together top designers and high-quality products to create modern luxury kitchens, and the latest introduction is the Karan kitchen, by designer Karim Rashid. The concept revolves around an open pedestal island with a tapered curve, inviting family and guests to gather around. The tap and an LED light retract into the counter creating a flush surface, whilst the addition of a multi-purpose chopping board that fits over the sink turns the island into a solid dining space.
The soft curves continue on the wall unit, and a rounded cut-out creates a cooking and preparation area. Channel-opening cabinets hide the refrigerator, oven and pantry storage, and the inset backlit mirror is edged by ambient lighting LEDs. The use of glass in a matt or glossy finish for the doors, as well as the ceramic option, together with a comprehensive colour range, allow the creation of a sleek, minimalist design which offers a mood of soft relaxation or one that is enhanced by warm and tactile textures, as desired.