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Origami Kitchen

When you think kitchen, you think base cabinets and upper cabinets, set nicely against a wall. While it’s by far the most common – and the most practical too – how else you could configure a kitchen? Well, let’s put it into the middle of a larger space.  The Origami-Mi Kitchen  incorporate three, two or one spatial dividers, all dedicated to create an area ideal for cooking.

The basis of kitchen unit is a frame made of metal tube on which are mounted boxes. The frame allows the kitchen units exist independently from the wall. For the production of fronts the manufacturer uses sandwich panels. The boxes (or drawers…) open by an electric “servo-drive”, you just lightly press the front and even a fully loaded drawer will open.

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Free Up Space & Hide Your Kitchen

Space is something you cannot get enough of – especially in the kitchen, where things are usually super-crammed. So here’s your challenge: fit a compact yet complete kitchen into one square meter when it’s closed up. You should keep the kitchen, and enough storage to cook and clean up easily within a very tiny limit.

Here’s how design students Kristin Laass and Norman Ebelt made it work. Their quite brilliant solution, to accommodate all the various ways that we use the kitchen was one of the entries in the DMY international design festival berlin 2010.

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B2 Kitchen by Bulthaup

With the b2 kitchen workshop, 1German kitchen manufacturer bulthaup has radically rethought the concept of the kitchen. Starting from the  origins of every living space – fire and water  – the company has created an open and mobile kitchen that can be added to and composed to suit each individual’s personal requirements.

The new group of elements is the logical continuation of the kitchen workbench and defines the “kitchen workshop” in its original meaning – comprising a workbench, kitchen tool cabinet and appliance housing cabinet.

The three main elements: a ‘workbench’ housing the sink and cooker, ‘tool cabinet’ for utensils, crockery and food, and appliance cabinet for the oven, dishwasher and fridge.

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Starck Tower for Warendorf

As Miele kitchens rebrands itself and takes the name of the town in which the company is based – Warendorf – it is marking this change with a new kitchen. They’ve chosen one of the biggest names in design, no less than Philippe Starck to develop the first kitchen under the new brand.

Starck has created a kitchen design that represents something of a departure, both emotionally and functionally, from the traditional wall-to-wall arrangement of fitted kitchens. He calls the concept “democratic design” because its wide range of individual elements and the ability to combine them in different ways gives it potentially wide appeal to a range of consumers, lifestyles and spaces.

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Kitchen Trends in 2012

As the new approaches, I have put together a list of a few kitchen remodeling trends that are in store for 2012. Let’s see the design, appliances, colors and lighting I think will be popular next year!

Design – A recent survey done by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has shown that what clients really are looking for is “a multi-functional space, which reflects their individual style. One component of this trend is the integration and concealment of appliances, which opens the kitchen floor plan, embracing adjoining areas of the home, rather than becoming an intrusion into them. The economy continues to encourage homeowners to consider products and designs that are affordable and deliver long-term value.” Continue reading →

34 Well-designed Kitchens

Here are more than just a few (more than 30, to be exact) kitchen designs – very different in style and size, but all are gorgeous and well-designed. All of them are deservedly the heart of these homes.

Probably your kitchen is far from many of the ones here (mine is, for sure!), but you can get plenty of inspiration from these photos. I’ve grouped them into 4: The Rustics show you the perfect countryside kitchen. The Farm kitchens have less bling, they are more sane but nonetheless lovely. Traditionally Elegant is just that: timeless elegance, subtlety and lots of great details. Finally, the Modernos: sleek, clean lines and glossy surfaces for you modern-lovers.

 

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Popular Kitchen Lighting Questions – the most common errors

So from today, I start a new series on kitchen planning topics: let’s collect the knowledge, pepper it with a few ideas. Here are the things you should consider – first, when planning your kitchen lighting.

What are the most common kitchen lighting errors made when planning the lighting?

  1. The most common lighting error is trying to light all your kitchen with one hanging lamp in the middle of your room. Not only does the single light  become a source of glare any time you look into the kitchen (from the dark to the light.. you planned to use a biiig light, yep?). You also won’t get the needed light on your countertops. Every time you try doing any work you are working in your own shadow. Continue reading →

Blue Kitchen

This gorgeous cottage kitchen wasn’t always this stylish and functional. With no room to cook, cramped counter space, its owners knew they needed to renovate the kitchen of their 1935 cottage in upstate New York.

So where did they start? From scratch! Since any upgrades would be a waste of money unless the quite bad layout was replanned, they began discussing the kitchen layout. The first step was to alter the floor plan in the 8×10-foot galley kitchen to add the space they needed. Continue reading →

IT-IS Kitchens from Euromobil

Euromobil’s new IT-IS kitchen furniture line embodies the urban kitchen for the modern home. Made in Italy, the kitchens come in different colors and configurations to suit any scheme from the  playful to the elegant or even sharp.

The look is quite unique and very urban. What they all have in common are confident, flowing lines, exquisitely rounded corners finely crafted details and state of the art technologies. (however, I’m a bit worried about cleaning those rounded parts…)  The drawer fronts have an oblique edge for easy grip, patented by Euromobil themselves. They are built functionally and strongly and they look amazing. What a joy it would be to work in such a kitchen. Learn more at Euromobil.

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Yellow Kitchens

Yellow might be an unusual color for a kitchen, but if you want something punchy and vibrant, there are few other colors that stand out like it. Below are just a few examples for your inspiration.

Italian kitchen manufacturer Snaidero has recently released their striking new kitchen concept Venus that will give your kitchen a bold, modern look. Based on the Yellow Venus installation in Long Island, this kitchen offers  several vibrant hues that are very alive and eye catching.


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