The idea for Simon Pillard and Philippe Rossetti’s Lego kitchen in Paris sprouted five years ago, when Pillard put 500 blocks and a day’s worth of work into building a Lego-legged chair. The designing duo—who create products together under the name Munchausen—recently gave the seat a colorful companion. They covered their kitchen island—a simple wooden block—with 20,000 Lego pieces.
In John Picard’s home in Manhattan Beach, the aluminum Bulthaup System 20 kitchen with its nine-foot-long stainless steel island has become a focal point of the house. Pressed in one seamless sheet of steel, the island, Picard says with the obvious pride of a satisfied customer, “is an amazing piece of engineering.”