Dutch design company i29 interior architects developed a kitchen with a profile so slim, it appears almost invisible. Located in a Paris apartment, the minimalistic design comes across more as a piece of furniture rather than a full functional kitchen.
Our aim was to develop a kitchen system that seems to disappear in space.
i29 reduced the design to an absolute minimum, and managed to create a counter surface of only a few centimetres. In spite of the thinness of the island, i29 managed to incorporate all water, cooking, and electrical connections. The kitchen appliances, as well as all storage space was cleverly concealed behind large sliding wall panels.
The design choices reflect and enhance the Parisian charm of the apartment. To keep its monumental appearance, the storage and appliances were integrated in a volume hidden behind profiled doors that mimic an existing profiled wall. The freestanding kitchen island is elegantly placed in the center of the room, appearing to float in space.
Location: Paris, France
Floor area: 150 m²
Design: i29 interior architects
Cabinet maker: Simon Sintenie
Materials: stainless steel, MDF panelling
Photos: i29 interior architects
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