Kitchen of the Year Tour: This rustic, yet refined kitchen was showcased in the middle of Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center and was designed by chef Tyler Florence and designer Lori Yeomans. It features dark cabinetry, high-tech appliances, and an outdoor kitchen. The cast-iron sink in inky Caviar gives the kitchen a masculine edge.
“We used late 1800s Edwardian service kitchens as a starting point because we felt like it was really about kitchen prep and work. Then we took that elegant look and made it modern at the same time,” Florence says.
The island cooktop lets Tyler Florence face guests, rather than having his back to them. Another important design consideration is the kitchen triangle. “When starting a design, think about the pivot triangle: where the refrigerator, prep island and cook station, and sink are going to be,” Florence says. “It needs to have a three-point pivot dynamic so that you’re not running from one end to the other.”
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