Designer: Duncan Hughes & La Cornue Kitchen Range
Duncan Hughes & La Cornue Kitchen Range
Duncan Hughes runs an award-winning design firm based in Boston, Massachusetts that is synonymous with timeless but forward-thinking designs that cater to the unique aesthetic and functional needs of each client–whether traditional, modern, or commercial. Trained in architecture, Duncan spent years collaborating with other designers before launching his own firm in 2003. The impressive scope of his completed projects over the past decade includes properties and spaces throughout the Boston area, Newport, New York City, Utah, and Los Angeles.
When I spoke to Duncan, he said, “I was just talking about the LaCornue kitchen ranges with a client, which I absolutely love. You can spend upwards of $40,000 on the LeChateau series but the CornuFe 110 will run you about $8,800. LaCornue is a family-owned company that was founded over 100 years ago. I love the CorneFe 110 because it is made for a modern cook, yet maintains all the magnificent beauty of the original. It has five gas burners, two independent electric convention ovens, which all my baker clients much prefer over gas – because it has such superior temperature management over gas ovens and one large storage drawer.
Duncan adds, “It’s also such a gorgeous range, a real work of art. It is available in seven colors, and three trims. It is, in my opinion the best choice for a homeowner looking for a professional-grade performance in a classically beautiful package. Oh, and the inside panels of the stove come out, and can be washed in the dishwasher! Plus, I love the swing doors, don’t you?”
La Cornue was invented by Albert Dupuy in Paris in 1908. He used the newly installed gas lines to created the first convection over which heated and cooked the food all around rather than from top or bottom heating elements. Over the years they have refined and expanded their ranges always keeping elegance, a superior cooking experience and high quality in mind every step of the way.
This article first appeared in The Daily Basics, our original site, and was written by Cheryl Hackett