De Giulio Kitchen Design
Kitchen design virtuoso Mick De Giulio has a real understanding of details, even about such seemingly mundane things as the kitchen sink. His multitiered, multi-functional sinks can be made in any size (in stone, stainless steel, polished nickel, or other materials), and customized with teak cutting boards and other accessories, including knife racks, drying racks, and colanders. Sure, the stovetop is important, but just think how much kitchen time is spent at the sink! De Giulio has.
MERCHANDISE MART, 312-494-9201; 1121 CENTRAL AVE., WILMETTE, 847-256-8833, DEGIULIO.ORG
Photograph: Eric Hausman