Defined by its slightly softened edges and rounded legs, Unit combines the functional aspects of the kitchen workspace with more versatile furniture. For instance, the freestanding island shown is paired with Platform, a circular table that mounts on the worktop’s corner. Designed by García Cumini, the system is available in a range of finishes, including new offerings such as the colourful Rosso Jaipur Fenix laminate pictured.
It’s appropriate that David Thulstrup based his kitchen design on the idea of a sandwich. He began with a structural core, which is clad on either side with aluminum plates of staggered heights. The space between the facades forms a handle, just below the edge of the countertop. Like all systems from Danish brand Reform, Plate is a collection of cabinet fronts designed to pair with economic and customizable carcasses from Ikea.
A recent addition to Italian brand Valcucine’s Logica family, this system offers a clean and minimal look with a work area that hides behind a single door. The seamless panel glides upward, with the help of an innovative counterweight-balancing mechanism, to reveal the sink area, cooktop and other small appliances or tools that one might prefer to keep out of sight but close at hand and ready to use.
A smart-glass option for the drawers and door fronts of this airy system allows its opaque surfaces to become transparent at the touch of a hand, letting users check the contents at a glance. A pop of colour can be added to the doors in standard satinized glass; the look is complemented with four-millimetre-thick granite countertops with a sleek L-shaped profile.
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