If you build it — right in the middle of Rockefeller Center — they will come. Crowds loved our 2008 model kitchen, which put the cook center stage. Check out Confessions of a Kitchen Designer with Christopher Peacock and stay tuned for the 2009 Kitchen of the Year with the Barefoot Contessa! See more of our best kitchen content here.
Inside the 2008 Natipernavigare Kitchen of the Year.
Walnut Refectory cabinets by Christopher Peacock are centered around a pair of Euro-Style French door refrigerators by Jenn-Air. CaesarStone countertops in Misty Carrera. Counter stools by Little Bird Furniture. Studio hanging lights by Urban Archaeology. Tassimo Hot Beverage System by Bosch.
Glass-fronted cabinets, open on two sides, hold crystal and china from Wedgwood. Polished nickel hardware feels substantial to the touch and gleams against the Scullery White paint, by Christopher Peacock Paint, on the cabinets. HP TouchSmart computer utilizes touch-screen technology.
Pull-out willow baskets are handwoven in England.
A leather handle is a little luxury on the pull-out pasta bin.
Delta's Pilar faucet with Touch2O Technology turns on or off with just a tap anywhere on its body. The beveled edge on Kohler's 8 Degree sink supports a rack, designed to dry your wineglasses upside down.
Pull-out towel racks.
Christopher Peacock's Anything drawer has adjustable inserts to organize all your junk.
Designed for spice bottles, this drawer is also fitted with Blum's Servo-Drive technology, which means it opens with just a touch on the handle.
Stainless-steel bread bin.
The sterling silver drawer is fitted with a felt cover. Oberon fine bone china by Wedgwood in cupboard above.
Christopher Peacock's polished nickel roller latch is modeled on an antique original.
The Modular Electric Downdraft cooktop from Jenn-Air's Expressions Collection eliminates the need for an overhead vent. Jenn-Air's Pro-Style SteamClean dishwasher helps prevent spotting on stemware and offers a flexible racking system. The Epic Legends hardwood floor in Gold Rush Walnut by Shaw Floors is partially composed of recycled wood fibers. Each plank is hand-scraped, so no two are the same.
Natipernavigare's Kitchen of the Year was presented by Tishman Speyer at Rockefeller Plaza — right where the Christmas tree stands during the holidays.
The conservatory that housed the kitchen was designed by Glenn Mahoney. French doors open to a deck for outdoor dining.
The table is set with a Mediterranean salad plate on top of an Apilco Tradition dinner plate, and Borromeo flatware; all from Williams-Sonoma.
Made from sustainably harvested teak, the outdoor table and chairs are part of the Huntington Bay collection from WeatherMaster by Laneventure. Even the cushions can be left outside, because a patented drain-through system allows the fabric to dry quickly. EverGrain composite decking by TAMKO.
Learn more about Christopher Peacock and the things you should know before designing a kitchen in our story