“Kitchens are best driven by personality,” says Mick de Giulio, whose sophisticated, exquisitely crafted kitchen designs aim to embrace every layer. Since founding the Chicago-based de Giulio kitchen design in 1984, De Giulio has been creating kitchens for distinctive residences throughout the United States and abroad. “Clients are always asking what’s the next new thing in kitchens. Truth is, the most unique spaces come from rethinking how to use traditional forms and materials.”