Antonio Citterio’s Lignum et Lapis Island for Arclinea Marries Style and Function
Kitchens today need to be functional workhorses and stylish entertaining hubs. Arclinea and Interior Design Hall of Famer Antonio Citterio tap into the zeitgeist with a solution to both needs. Dubbed a “kitchen sculpture,” Lignum et Lapis is a refined mixed-media island with teak drawer fronts and side panels topped by a hefty Carrara marble slab. At 161 by 51 inches, the cantilevered countertop is expansive enough to offer bar seating (with footrest) for guests on one side and, on the other, a chef-worthy work surface with a walnut chopping board, a flush-mounted induction hob, and a deep stainless-steel sink and drip guard. The customizable island is designed to work in tandem with Pocket, a gray-lacquered wall storage system hiding a refrigerator, pantries, and LED-lit shelves behind pocket doors accessed by sleek recessed pulls. When Pocket is closed, the island is the star of the show, just as it should be.