It’s enough to make any chef’s eyes water – this spectacular kitchen has become the most expensive in the world after going on sale for £1million.
Italian-born designer Claudio Celiberti has spent the past 12 months creating the ultimate kitchen for a luxury home.
And most people would have to sell everything and the kitchen sink to afford it – with Claudio charging £1 million for the package.
The 27 cabinets, which are made from solid copper because of its anti-bacterial properties, cost a staggering £400,000.
For the same price as the cabinets alone, you could buy a five-bedroom London home or 80 brand-new kitchens from Magnet.
Each of the 27 cabinets also has a 9mm crystal door and handle which are carefully made to an intricate and bespoke template.
It also boasts a crystal island worth £36,850, a £6,850 stone worktop, a crystal basin costing £2,680 and Philippe Starck taps, chrome clad in crystal and valued at £1,600.
The fridge is worth £5,000 while the wine storer costs £2,762 and there is also a £1,714 espresso machine.
London-based Claudio, who has named the world’s most expensive kitchen ‘Fiore de Cristallo’, unveiled it on Thursday evening at the exclusive One Mayfair club in London.
The Fioro de Cristallo, Italian for crystal flower, is the only kitchen completed so far with new customers expecting an eight-month wait if they order today.
He said: “Fine craftsmanship is diminishing and being replaced by shortcuts that focus on speed and reduced budget, rather than quality and beauty.
“As a visionary designer who is committed to perfection I wanted to create a bespoke space that pushed boundaries, exemplified beauty and defined ultimate luxury.
“The end result is a kitchen that is not only functional but also a work of art with each cut, component and flourish being nothing short of perfection, even down to the finest detail.”
Also at the launch was celebrity chef Aldo Zilli, who described it as “luxury at its best”.
He added: “Claudio, in my mind, is an inspiration to all interior designers out there, whether you’re designing a kitchen, a whole house or indeed one of my restaurants.
“As far as I am concerned this kitchen,the ‘Fiore di Cristallo’, to me is the equivalent of a kilo of white truffles on my pasta.
“In other words Claudio has combined innovative design with functionality faultlessly.”
Oh what a load of tosh! Apart from the use of some very expensive finishes, there is very little that is either innovative or original about this kitchen. The layout could be replicated by almost any upscale kitchen designer/retailer in the UK. Great if all you need to impress is a large price tag, but the only good things this kitchen has going for it are some rather splendid appliances by Gaggenau.
As a former professional chef turned kitchen designer, this is not my dream.