First million pound kitchen

A pricey kitchen was unveiled in London this week.

ESPC HQ received the press release and images for the first £1,000,000 kitchen this week.

We have a number of houses for sale for over £1million through our Premier Property service but the thought of fitting out a kitchen for the same budget is one that made us take a second look at the press release.

Million pound kitchen

So if you have ever wondered about how to spend a million pounds on a kitchen, here is the full press release.

A UK based Italian interior designer and master craftsman has unveiled the world's most expensive kitchen ever created, with a price tag of a million pounds.

The 'Fiore di Cristallo' kitchen, which has been designed by Claudio Celiberti was unveiled at One Mayfair in London at a prestigious event co-hosted by celebrity chef, Aldo Zilli.

Taking more than twelve months to create, the unique kitchen aims to push the boundaries of what is possible in design thanks to Claudio's no compromise approach to creating the perfect masterpiece using striking design qualities, exquisite natural materials and fine craftsmanship.

Handcrafted in Italy the opulent kitchen features only the best quality materials including the world famous 'Crystal of Murano' (cristallo di Murano).  Made using ancient techniques originating from the island of Murano, the process for making this crystal is a complex and closely guarded secret. The result is crystal that is of the highest quality, free of air bubbles, smudges and impurities.

The bespoke kitchen includes a host of ultra-luxurious finishes including cabinets lined with solid copper, a mineral acknowledged for its hygienic qualities as it inactivates harmful microbes. Each of the 27 cabinets, which cost over £400,000 to design and hand craft, also have a 9mm crystal door and handle, carefully made to an intricate and bespoke template.  In addition the kitchen features a crystal island worth £36,850, a £6,850 stone worktop, a crystal basin costing £2,680 and Philip Starck taps, chrome clad in crystal and valued at £1,600.

The centre piece of the kitchen is a modern yet elegant Swarovski Crystal and cristallo di Murano chandelier designed by Claudio Celiberti.  This unique and attention grabbing lighting, which cost £26,400 to hand craft, instantly draws attention to the kitchen, bouncing light off the reflective crystal surfaces.

The one million pound price tag also includes over £24,000 worth of handcrafted appliances from Gaggenau.  The specialist German company has a history that goes back more than 300 years, having revolutionised the domestic kitchen over and over again with internationally acclaimed products. Award winning products featured in the kitchen include a £5,000 fridge, a wine climate cabinet worth £2,762 pounds and a £1,714 espresso / coffee machine.

Speaking on his vision for the 'Fiore di Cristallo', Claudio Celiberti says:

"Fine craftsmanship is diminishing and being replaced by shortcuts that focus on speed and reduced budget, rather than quality and beauty. As a visionary designer who is committed to perfection I wanted to create a bespoke space that pushed boundaries, exemplified beauty and defined ultimate luxury.  The end result is a kitchen that is not only functional but also a work of art with each cut, component and flourish being nothing short of perfection, even down to the finest detail."

The 'Fiore di Cristallo' is the only model currently available in the whole of the world.  Anyone wishing to create their own 'Crystal of Murano' kitchen with Claudio, either to a similar specification, or completely tailored to their needs, will need to join a waiting list of up to eight months due to the highly skilled level of craftsmanship required from start to finish.

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