An Invisible Kitchen by i29 Interior Architects
The Netherlands based interior architecture and design firm i29 is addressing the changing configuration of the contemporary kitchen by making it invisible… or at least close to it. Meeting the changing morphology of the contemporary home (where the structural divide between kitchen and living space is becoming increasingly less distinct) with perhaps an overdue shift in aesthetics and function – i29 has created a system to further merge these two areas that, from a design perspective, we continue to address as separate. The result of their labor is a kitchen island that, when not in use, appears and operates more like a piece of furniture – an extension of the main living area – than a distinct functional area.
For small space dwellers and those of us who live to keep visual clutter to a minimum… could this be the way of the future?