Simple genius: A kitchen island made from a carpenter's work bench. Designer Elisa Cavani of Bologna-based Manoteca specializes in pieces made from reclaimed materials; here are some ideas for recreating the look.
Above: A modern restaurant faucet and white porcelain sink contrast with the rustic look of the workbench.
Above: Vintage Carpenter's Table; $1,598 at Terrain.
Above: Ikea's Domsjo Sink is $185.99.
Above: Ikea's Hjuvik Faucet is $239.