Aldo Zilli launches the world’s most expensive kitchen, costing £1million

Updated: November 28, 2012

CELEBRITY chef Aldo Zilli has unveiled the world’s most expensive kitchen – which comes with a £1m price tag and is handcrafted by top designer Claudio Celiberti.

It’s nice to know that in a recession some people can still afford the ‘Fiore di Cristallo’ kitchen by Studio Celiberti, which took more than a year to create and is made from pure crystal of Murano, along with solid copper and finest stone.

Buyers can choose a host of ultra-luxurious finishes including cabinets lined with copper, which is acknowledged for its hygienic qualities and is said to counteract harmful microbes.

Each of the 27 cabinets, which cost over £400,000 to design, have a 9mm crystal door and handle, carefully made to an intricate and bespoke template.

Aldo, pictured at the top of the page with close friend Claudio (right), said: “This kitchen is the equivalent of a kilo of white truffles on my pasta! In other words Claudio has combined innovative design with functionality faultlessly. This is ultimate luxury as its best.”

But luxury comes does not come cheap – the £1m tag is a starting cost. But even at that price there is no shortage of takers. Claudio currently has an eight-month waiting list.

The kitchen was launched at an exclusive party co-hosted by Aldo at One Mayfair in London.

Luxurious … the £1m kitchen

Claudio, who is based in the UK, said he is ‘committed to perfection’. He added:  “I wanted to create a bespoke space that pushed boundaries, exemplified beauty and defined ultimate luxury. “

The kitchen features a Swarovski Crystal chandelier, which cost £26,400 to handcraft and a unique ‘crystal island’ worth £36,850.

The price tag includes over £24,000 worth of handcrafted appliances from Gaggenau.

There is also £6,850 stone worktop, a crystal basin costing £2,680 and Philip Starck taps, chrome clad in crystal and valued at £1,600.

Also yours is a £5,000 fridge, a wine climate cabinet worth £2,762 and a £1,714 espresso coffee machine.

Crystal handles .. the world’s most expensive kitchen

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