Our belief is that when space allows, a kitchen designed around a central island unit provides a more functional, more gourmet, more convivial and more elegant environment. Everything is easily organised around the cooking area. Family and friends can watch, learn, ask questions, make comments, taste and join in. The kitchen radiates around the central island and imposes every dimension of itself. Cooking is demonstrated as a creative act, an act of conveyance and sharing.

The Château island unit is the showpiece of La Cornue kitchen design. When designing the island, the chosen Château range can be installed with Château metal furniture, with colour and finishes to match the range, or Mémoire furniture in natural or painted wood.