America's New Living Room

House Beautiful 5th Annual Kitchen of the Year Design by Mick De Giulio
July 16 - 20, 2012 at Rockefeller Center

One of the best part of House Beautiful's latest event is its location. It must have been very exciting for them to construct a kitchen in the middle of Rockefeller Center - which happens to be a Mecca for Art Deco.

From Left: Sean Sullivan, Newell Turner, Kate Kelly Smith, and Mick De Giulio

This year's honor for Kitchen of the Year went to Chicago-based kitchen designer Mick De Giulio (www.degiulio.org) for his experience and for the style and flair that he continues to display throughout all his projects.

I find it amazing that in the middle of a sidewalk in NYC, one can be transported to an open, modern, and inviting kitchen. The varieties of counter tops and materials that Mick has chosen gave me plenty of inspirations. The overall feel of this "fisherman cottage kitchen" is comfort, and charm. House Beautiful declared that the kitchen is America's new living room, and judging from the looks of this one, I say they're right on target.

House Beautiful editor in chief Newell Turner, with Kate Kelly Smith, SPV of Publishing
Mick De Giulio is known nationwide for his "dream kitchens"
Designer of House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year 
From July 16th through the 20th, Rockefeller Plaza has become the prime spot for innovative presentations on the most influential design trends, interactive programs with designers, craftsmen and lifestyle leaders, and up-close culinary demonstrations from an incredible array of celebrated and innovative chefs who have been invited to take this kitchen for a spin. Daily cooking shows are conducted now until Friday, July 20th. When asked to describe his design philosophy, De Giulio responded, “I believe a great kitchen has a magic to it that transforms the physical room into a feeling. People are drawn to that kitchen, and they may not know why. The kitchen sings. It is my job to write the music. I may call myself a kitchen designer, but what I really do is orchestrate and conduct the dreaming process.”
Dinning Area of The Kitchen of the Year
This spot is my favorite section of the kitchen - I loved the Ralph Lauren Light Fixture!
 Michael Aram Vases
 Meet The Press
Gabrielle Hamilton, Chef/owner of Prune

House Beautiful Kitchen of the Year is located at Rockefeller Center, 51 Street
Between 5th & 6th Avenue. For more images, visit us at www.facebook.com/highendweekly

All images courtesy House Beautiful


Ann Porter said...

Totally agree, the Ralph Lauren light fixture is gorgeous! Was the "Metal Boy" cabinet made from Kraftmaid cabinets or De Giulio's or a cominatino of his fronts on their box?

Vyna St Phard said...

Hello Ann: The Metal Boy is from De Giulio. We recently did a story on this particular piece. Here's the link: http://www.highendweekly.com/2012/04/de-giulio-beautiful-kitchen-design.html.

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