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