In need of kitchen inspiration? Look no further!
The kitchen is evolving. All of the essentials are still there, but modern kitchens have gone to the next level with materials, ergonomics and aesthetics. Designers are bringing back natural materials and using technology to create bring never before seen materials into the kitchen. Stand alone and modular kitchens are becoming a design staple, and integrated kitchen accessories have taken design by storm. We’ve selected eight kitchens that are setting new standards.
B2 by Bulthaup
Bulthaup’s B2 kitchen strips the kitchen down to its bare essentials, while making it as ergonomic as possible. The separate central island is at once work area, cooktop and sink. All non-essential elements are relegated to two complementary tool cabinets. When closed, the tool cabinets and work area become minimal, stand-alone elements. However, just open the cabinets and everything is immediately accessible.
LACUCINA by Antonio Lupi Design
Although known for their bathroom design, Antonio Lupi Design recently launched its first kitchen: LACUCINA. Designed in collaboration with Marco Casamonti, the kitchen revolves around a long, central work area that contains the sink and cook top as well as integrates storage and lighting. LACUCINA can be customized and can be mounted as a wall unit or used as a free standing island kitchen.
Vela by Dante Bonuccelli for Dada
Not new, just better. With the help of Dante Bonuccelli, Dada has completely revamped their Vela kitchen, which debuted at EuroCucina 2014 in Milan. The cabinets are an impressively thin 12 millimeters thin, and the handles are reduced to a simple graphic detail that modernizes the design.
Invisibile by Toncelli
Did we mention that we’re discussing the merits of hidden versus open kitchens in our latest e-magazine? Here’s another perfect example of a hidden kitchen: Invisibile by Toncelli. Carbon fiber bench tops and wall units are enhanced with a new liquid metal varnishing system to give the design a visionary feel. Handles have been banished for a smooth, hidden aesthetic. Taking it above and a beyond, the glass work top is also equipped with an interactive touch screen.
Ola 25 Limited Edition by Snaidero
Snaidero’s Ola 25 is the product of a longstanding collaboration between Snaidero and the Pininfarina Design House. Most recently, the design class has received an exclusive makeover. Borrowing micalised lacquer from the auto industry, the new and improved Ola 25 is now available with an extra black matte micalized lacquer finish and an undertop in red metallic lacquer finish. Dare to go there!
Concept Kitchen by Naber
Free standing kitchens are a thing – a big thing. Naber has created a free standing kitchen that can be entirely customized and rearranged to your whims. The individual elements of the kitchen are available with or without rollers and are all height adjustable. Why should you adapt yourself to your kitchen when this is so much smarter?
New One by Ernestomeda
Ernestomeda brings concrete into the kitchen. Twenty millimeter thick Iconcrete makes up the worktop and wall cladding for their New One kitchen design. An imperial oak worktop peninsula with a steel base finish the simple design inspired by primary forms.
Salinas by Patricia Urquiola for Boffi
Patricia Urquiola designed the Salinas kitchen for Boffi that debuted at EuroCucina 2014. The first ever kitchen created by Urquiola, it was made to coincide with Boffi’s 80th anniversary. Sustainability was the key element for Salinas. Copper, metal, wood and zinc, almost all of the materials that went in the elegant design are highly sustainable.