King of the Kitchen
Plumage: Close-toed shoes, Non-Ironic Apron, Toque Optional
Attributes: Ceramic Knives, Dutch Ovens in Multiple Sizes, Fancy Doo-Dads, an iPad full of Molecular Gastronomy Recipes.
Description: Catering to a different kind of consumer, the King of the Kitchen provides nourishment for the mind, body and soul. This designer extends his craft to the hearth, where prototyping is encouraged, and the right use of materials and strong presentation are the keys to success. After all, everything tastes better when it's served with a side of design.
For our eighth annual Ultimate Gift Guide, Core77's crack editors have identified a taxonomy of seven known 'Designer Phenotypes' who might be on your shopping list. From Designer Dandy to Studio Snob, Homebound Hobbit to Workshop Workhorse, we have something for the discerning gift giver and recipient alike.
In addition to our beloved online Gift Guide, we're also pleased to announce that we've partnered with Blu Dot in New York City and our sister store Hand-Eye Supply in Portland, OR, to open bicoastal Holiday Pop-Up Shops for your shopping convenience. Stop by before December 24th to check out the product in person and pick up a poster featuring all seven designer phenotypes, illustrated by Core-toonist Tony Ruth, a.k.a. lunchbreath (while supplies last).