Like many classic kitchen islands, this circular surface is designed to be a central element in an open-plan interior – but like a fancy food platter, it comes with something extra on top.
The upper portion of Sheer, composed of carbon fiber, serves as a vent hood when the cooking surfaces are being used below. A one-click system, it slides up via motor and slots back into place when the kitchen counter is no longer in use.
The bottom section provides a work surface with sinks, a small secondary refrigeration unit, multiple burners and a slide-out panel for serving or just adding surface area.
Two movable satellite units can be attached for additional drawer space and double as mobile bars if desired. A visually complimentary rectangular free-standing unit can store glasses, chairs, a microwave and main refrigerator as well.
In many ways typically Italian, the result is both minimal and refined in some respects, like overall shape and primary materials, and a bit complex and opulent at the same time.