Aside from their primary function as storage, kitchen cabinetry is the backdrop that sets the tone for the space. These modular kitchen systems by Valcucine, Boffi, Falper and Coquo are versatile enough to suit any style.
With handle-free fronts and thin aluminum profile frames (finished in black, copper or bronze), the Artematica Soft Outline is a continuous volume with a seamless surface. A bamboo counter adds functionality, while a transparent glass screen running its length separates cooking and eating without compromising visibility; shelves, sliding containers and other accessories can be hung on the divider within arm’s reach. The entire system can be finished in glossy or matte glass, ceramic, marble or sintered stone.
Twenty years after it was introduced, Case 5.0 by Piero Lissoni has been updated to reflect advancements in technology and design. Cantilevered peninsulas have been added, as have new materials for doors and countertops, including MDi porcelain, Lost Woods in exclusive colours selected by Lissoni, metal-like lacquers and glossy polyesters. A new integrated Inside System Track places cutlery, utensils, spices, cutting boards and more right in the countertop.
Extending its expertise to the kitchen for the first time, bathroom manufacturer Falper partnered with Italian designer Andrea Federici to create a system specifically for small-space living. The series includes three island sizes, a storage unit and tall cabinets, all with simple designs and refined finishes (stainless steel, marble, wood, and matte and glossy lacquers). Its components, including sinks, gas or induction hobs and other accessories, can be combined in multiple ways.
Montreal-based Coquo offers freedom and flexibility through a wide selection of mostly pre-assembled mix-and-match islands, cabinets (with open and closed storage) and wall units. Made from white oak in natural or midnight black stains with powder-coated matte bronze, matte midnight black or high-gloss off-white steel, the freestanding units are offered in multiple sizes. The modular approach means configurations can be easily adapted to suit changing needs or even moved to other rooms in the house.
Modern and modular, these kitchen systems are equal parts form and function.