It's no surprise that another top design principle for Italians is "the kitchen is king." Italians love to cook and to share a meal with the entire family is more than just eating the food on your plate. It's an entire culinary and sensual experience. The kitchen often becomes the hub of the home, where families gather after a long day, where they visit, share coffee, stories, and laughter. The kitchen, therefore, should be given special attention in design.