Perfect Function – Mick de Giulio Kitchen Design

Chicago-based designer, Mick de Giulio founded de Giulio Kitchen Design in 1984. His firm’s innovative and acclaimed kitchen designs are in homes all over the world. de Giulio’s detailed creations seamlessly combine modern and classical styles while focusing on ergonomics.

This gorgeous kitchen in a neutral palette was exquisitely designed by de Giulio and is an excellent example of how he effortlessly fusses beautiful form and high function. The stunningly clean-lined marble backsplash behind the range slides open. The sliding backsplash has become one of de Giulio’s design trademarks.

When the backsplash is open it reveals wooden shelves stocked with cooking spices and oils within an arms reach. I love how the shelves complement the wooden floor. Combining contemporary and traditional design elements such as the modern elongated stainless steel hood and classic nickel hardware on the simple cabinetry give this kitchen a timeless feel.

Because the majority of kitchen tasks occur at the sink, de Giulio focuses on designing multi-task sinks. The ergonomic workstation was made to work left to right. It includes built-in colanders, sliding cutting boards, drainage boards and knife block storage. The system brilliantly interlocks and creates a hole so that the faucet can run while food is being prepared.

Have I mentioned this is my new dream kitchen? I’m loving the sophisticated modern lines, use of traditional materials and high function design. The best.

*images from decorati
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10 Responses to Perfect Function – Mick de Giulio Kitchen Design

  1. Averill August 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm #

    I love how this kitchen so beautifully marries classic and modern. It might just be my new dream kitchen, too!

  2. pk August 6, 2009 at 12:11 am #

    I love the sliding backsplash idea. Unique and functional.

  3. Anny August 6, 2009 at 4:17 am #

    How beautiful! I dream about one day having a couch in the kitchen…but then I'd probably move the tv over too and completely give up all pretense of having a living room :)

  4. Christy August 6, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    I agree – it's stunning. Clever shelves too – I'll have to remember that if I'm ever in a position to design my own kitchen!

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

  5. fromtherightbank.com August 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    That is my dream sink!

  6. Julia @ Hooked on Houses August 7, 2009 at 1:33 am #

    Oh, wow, I love this kitchen! It really is stunning. Great post!

  7. Zuniga Interiors Design Studio August 7, 2009 at 6:42 am #

    Cristin,
    I love the photos! I have followed de Guilio's talented designs for years! So happy to see a post on him! BTW- great blog!

    And thank you for visiting my blogs! Your sweet comment is much appreciated!

    All the best,

    Michelle Zuniga
    Zuniga Interiors

  8. Bromeliad August 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    That is some amazing stone on those counters.

  9. Melissa Rakowski October 16, 2010 at 1:03 am #

    good but very expensive.

  10. Melissa Rakowski October 16, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    to clarify what I said – budgets range from 100,000 – 200,000+