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Jan-Carlos Kucharek

Corian kitchen comes in black

If you’ve ever been curious as to what Darth Vader’s kitchen looked like on the Death Star, look no further. Yes, it turns out that when he wasn’t incinerating Alderaan with enormous lasers, he fancied himself as a serious contender for ‘The Great British Bake-Off’; and so looked to French designer Christian Ghion to rustle him up an island unit. Fashioned from resilient DuPont Corian, the designer went over to the Dark Side; his ‘Super Black’ kitchen’s coloured surfaces, so the PR tells us, offering ‘deep, more intense and durable colours’. The bachelor-pad futuristic styling might not be to everyone’s liking – like Darth cares – but it probably went down a treat when chirpy Sue-3PO turned up to score his Leia cake and fondant forces. 

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