Sleek Italian style and design are turning up the heat in American kitchens.
For three generations, Officine Gullo has been rethinking traditional kitchen equipment, designing master-crafted “cooking machines” – from cooking ranges and cooktops to appliances and accessories – that are more akin to a sleek, high-powered sports car, in this case run not by a powerful Maserati engine, but by premium quality burners capable of producing up to 35,200 BTUs (10 kW).
Now available for the first time in the U.S., Officine Gullo’s cooking ranges are handcrafted in Florence, Italy, from 2 millimeter steel plates, accented with hand-hammered brass, burnished copper and thick silver. Customize your own cooktop – a lava stone grill perhaps, smooth and grooved fry tops, a pasta cooker, steamer with built-in below-surface faucets, recessed wok, refrigeration unit (in the range top), sink, butcher block work section – indeed, just about anything a professional chef or a home gourmet could ask for.
Designed “for those who enjoy the pleasure of good food and appreciate the art of living in a sophisticated atmosphere,” Officine Gullo offers almost limitless options for customization, an attention to detail homeowners appreciate when making such an investment (cooking ranges start in the mid-$18,000s for the Villa Collection, the low $25,000s for the Grand Villa Collection and the low $36,000s for the Palazzo Double Oven). The ability to transform the finished product so completely, with more than 630 combinations of color and finishes, creates a look that is equally at home in a country kitchen or a sleek and modern oceanfront residence. Add to that the options for the cooktop itself, and each client truly can create his or her own bespoke piece.
Like the owner of a Malibu oceanfront home who selected a satin stainless steel finish with chromed brass and a cooktop lava rock barbecue for a look that’s clean, elegant, and the envy-inducing focal point of a kitchen that blends seamlessly with the modern aesthetics of the home (without being so sleek it’s boring). If you want to experience the same top-of-the-line cooking experience outdoors as well, Officine Gullo’s ranges can also be made from a marine grade stainless steel that will withstand the coastal elements.
To complete the look, Officine Gullo can create a complete custom kitchen, from cabinetry, hood and refrigerator to match the range, down to coffee maker, rotisserie grill, copper pots, and even bone-handled kitchen knives. The only thing not included? Cooking lessons. officinegullousa.com