Celebrity Kitchen Design?

I was wondering if anyone's ever heard of the celebrity kitchen designer Stephen Rabinowitz who designed a kitchen for Frank Sinatra?? Tell me if it is just a fluke that she knows, but my mother-in-law says she used to watch Chef Tell in the 1980s and that was a Poggenpohl kitchen designed by Rabinowitz that was featured on the television show. I was looking on eBay for something to give my husband for Christmas who is a chef and wants to get our home kitchen redone, especially since he loves Frank Sinatra. He always talks about how 99% of kitchens are poorly designed and how you can't just have an inexperienced person at Home Depot or Lowe's design your kitchen on a computer videogame and expect to get a well thought-out design....
A hand-drafted design from a famous designer seems so cool. I feel like I should jump on it before it goes up. The link's below. Any thoughts???
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category202&item#64643064
Rabinowitz evidently gives speeches all over the world about "ill conceived kitchen designs." It looks like he will design one person's kitchen in a while as he is in his 60s now (he studied Frank Lloyd Wright and Aero Saarinan in the 1950s and onward at Yale I think) and has attained a level of success.
It seems like it would be a good Christman gift to get our kitchen design for my husband because he could work closely with the designer for a while and get exactly what he wants and then we can actually go to the more major expense of the kitchen itself at our leisure. And he can re-experience the gift every time we are in our kitchen. And on top of that, I think it would increase the value of the house more to have a kitchen designed by a famous designer... Any thoughts on that too?
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Michelle wrote: <snip>

Yes, this sounds like a poorly disguised attempt to advertise an ebay auction.
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=Bingo! She's posted these links all over usenet. ==
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Hi Michelle!
M > major expense of the kitchen itself at our leisure. And he can M > re-experience the gift every time we are in our kitchen. And on top M > of that, I think it would increase the value of the house more to have M > a kitchen designed by a famous designer... Any thoughts on that too?
Sounds like a great gift! Am sure having a celebrity architect would add to the resale value of your home too.
I would recommend your husband be actively involved in the design (though Mr. Rabinowitz probably would not appreciate that). My reasoning: your husband will be the one working in the rennovated kitchen. Is he left-handed? He would probably prefer certain placements of appliances, tools, and the like which may be 'opposite' those of a right-handed person. Your husband may also have other preferences in materials (i.e., nickle over stainless steel), colours, etc.
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