Vaselli Chrysalis Outdoor Kitchen
Irene Goldberg, the designer, took inspiration by visiting Rapolano Quarries, where it is easy to see yards with blocks of different dimensions and shapes. To give the feeling of entering a quarry to whoever sees Chrysalis, the block was cut to get six smaller monoliths which compose the kitchen, whilst trying to maintain and use the cleft surfaces and natural fractures. This highlights the contrast between raw and worked stone in order to make the kitchen appear as an object in the making.
Statement of the jury
The six differently dimensioned stone blocks were processed with the lightest of touches and seem as if they’ve just come from the quarry – and their natural structure and grain leave a great impression. A kitchen as extravagant as it is exclusive and which impresses with its raw aesthetics.