RAISE THE BAR
British design studio Extreme’s latest project was designed with its art-collector owners in mind. ‘The island had to be a piece of art in its own right,’ explains creative director Marcello Cuconato. ‘Its cantilevered breakfast table is an engineering feat, supported by steel structures running from underneath the floor and up through the table.’ The island and extended bar are both made from marbled Laminam ceramic – a surface that is not only beautiful but practical, being more durable than marble. From £40,000 (extreme-design.co.uk).