THE ANTI-KITCHEN

Make a break from con­form­ity with cab­i­netry that re­fuses to tread typ­i­cal culi­nary paths

Living Etc - - KITCHEN TRENDS -

When is a kitchen not a kitchen? When it is con­cealed with chameleon-like prow­ess to ob­scure the func­tional and put the fo­cus squarely on form. This trend for un-kitchen-y kitchens, creep­ing up on us in tan­dem with the open-plan move­ment, has reached peak re­fined beauty. The trick is to se­lect a con­sid­ered pal­ette of ma­te­ri­als and fin­ishes that are more typ­i­cally as­so­ci­ated with liv­ing room fur­ni­ture. Lux­u­ri­ous tim­bers and ex­otic stones score highly. Use fully in­te­grated ap­pli­ances wher­ever pos­si­ble; pocket doors come into their own for hid­ing the sink sta­tion and toaster. Don’t be fooled by the ab­sence of bat­terie de cui­sine, or imag­ine such de­sign is only for those who use their ovens as shoe stor­age. The anti-kitchen is all present, cor­rect and ready for ac­tion – al­beit be­hind the scenes.

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