Steal This Look: Aqua Vitae Kitchen by

Issue 39 · Refined Simplicity · September 23, 2008

Steal This Look: Aqua Vitae Kitchen

Issue 39 · Refined Simplicity · September 23, 2008

A distinctly ahead-of-the-curve kitchen by LA designers Aqua Vitae, anchored by a white Single Octopus Chandelier from Autoban (a future classic) and a suite of white Gio Ponti Superleggera chairs (a classic). It all adds up to another only-in-LA composition.


Below: The genius Single Octopus Light, designed by Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Çaglar of Istanbul-based design collective Autoban, represented by De La Espada. Available in New York at Matter and The Future Perfect, and online via Hive Modern for $1,325; it's made of powder-coated aluminum and is available in black and red as well. For a full listing of retailers, go to Autoban.


Below: Above the counter is the Atlas Wall Light by Marset of translucent acrylic; $311 from G Squared Art.


Below: Edefors Dining Table expands to almost 90 inches long; $439 at Ikea.


Below: Gio Ponti's Superleggera Chair, designed in 1957 and featuring an ashwood frame and India cane seat, is an icon of modern design. Available through Cassina (the black laquered version is $1,530 at Moss).

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Below: John Boos Classic Maple Butcher Block Countertops are one and a half inches thick and come in a variety of lengths and widths; go to John Boos for more information. Alternatively, Ikea’s solid wood Numerar countertops are made of solid wood and start at $49 for a 49-inch length.


Below: Akurum Base Cabinets from Ikea start at $110.


Below: For paint colors, look no further than Philips's Perfect Colors:



Below: The Sugatsune FT Series Mirror Handle in mirrored stainless steel; $26 from Knobs and Hardware.


Below: PSC's Single Hole, Two-Handle Kitchen Faucet with swivel spout (model PS 6308) starts at $553 depending on finish. Contact PSC to locate dealers.


Below: Pieces from the Le Creuset Cast-Iron line in Kiwi add an acerbic note; 5.5-quart Round French Oven; $210.98 at Amazon.


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