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Kitchen Design

The Kitchen – A Divine Architectural Intervention!

Can you define where the kitchen stops and the architecture begins?  This design uses a seamless embrace to create a contemporary architectural unity that is disguised amid pastel colours and warming textures! 
The sequencing of layers creates drama within the design right from plinth to ceiling level allowing the designers to explore texture, colour, form and light to maximum effect.
The scale of the room is impressive and The Mogul is convinced that the brief suggested that the entire house should become the kitchen reducing the need or desire to visit any other room. 
The architecture has been absorbed by the kitchen and has been granted a vital role in delivering the Holy Grail of kitchen design;  A kitchen that is both contemporary and safe, providing a wow for now and design longevity into the future.
This design also displays a trend for 2012!  Polished chrome detailing mixed with wood veneer and paint! 
Hats off here because this kitchen is divine!!

Aggressive Kitchen Design

The aggressive, rasping texture of this monolithic slab dissipates instantly into the cool tranquil tones of polished marble.  A fantastic contrast is created as the stone is forced to accept a new functional role whilst wood and light begrudgingly add a little warmth.
The throw away industrial feel is enhanced further by the random spray lettering on the slab giving this design an abstract artistic feel that defies convention and tests of boundaries of domestic culinary acceptance. 
   
The Mogul Approves…..and in the coming weeks will return to pass judgement on other fantastic kitchen designs!

M&M’s Kitchen

Confidence can be displayed in many ways and here we see a kitchen demand attention by nonchalantly commanding the space around it!! It is as though this kitchen has marched into the room, slammed the door and demanded that all the blue M&M’s be removed from the bowl!
This kitchen is a transformer; a shape shifting reflection of functional art where form disguises function and the manipulation of shape, colour and texture is used to define a way of life!!  You don’t own a kitchen like this unless you have some serious style confidence.
The defining feature is the launch pad table complete with solid rocket boosters hovering overhead!  This is a bold cross over statement and showcases how the modern kitchen can be everything to everyone, not only delivering on its primary functional requirement but also providing the modern family with a place to live, work and play!
Kitchen design has exploded out of its architectural incarceration and become a serious design influencer!
The Mogul approves!

A Magnetic Vortex of Design Influence

The power of kitchen design has lain dormant, entombed in an architectural catacomb that has restricted its development and regurgitated a legacy of design submissiveness!
Recently released the kitchen is beginning to wreak its revenge, absorbing its surroundings and rendering furniture and accessories obsolete!  This magnetic vortex of design influence is helping to reshape how we live and how home life is designed.
If you think that your living space is missing something it most likely is!  A kitchen!

Counterweighted Equilibrium

This design teeters on a counterweighted equilibrium causing the viewer to question if this is kitchen or art! 
Functional performance is enhanced through levitation with storage being restricted to an ergonomically efficient hot zone.  Variance of height and depth are used to provide aesthetic interest and contrasting colours and patterns provide an avenue for artistic flair.
A text book example of contemporary kitchen design by Valcucine!  Love it!

Anthropometric Miscalculation

The aesthetic simplicity of this design helps to camouflage an impatient yearning to be noticed. 
The black, super sheen doors absorb their surroundings by reflection and blur the boundaries between kitchen and architecture.  Only the kitchen worktop provides definition presenting an angular anomaly that defies convection and provokes a slight tilting of the head!
This angular feature is thrust to the fore with the help of a basic monochrome colour scheme but it is the same choices of colour and finish that help to conceal an anthropometric miscalculation!
A slight gradient allows the base unit doors to lean against the wall.  It could be argued that having the units deeper at the bottom adds aesthetic interest and allows artistic flair to be satisfied but it may eventually be a pain, increasing functional reach distances and causing stresses on the lower back!

Fluidity of Form

The kitchen has evolved into a shape shifting, functional art installation and this conceptual showroom sculpture by Silestone proves that fluidity of form can captivate the human imagination!
The domestic application of this fantastic design may need a little tweaking though!
The Mogul approves!

Functional Thinking

Purity is a desirable attribute especially if used to disguise complexity! 
This design manages to encourage a lingering desire to admire, the type of art gallery presence that demands quiet contemplation to fully appreciate. 

By cleverly layering simple linear forms and combining a reserved colour palette this under stated design could be considered a masterpiece of functional thinking!
Think about it!

Wrap Around Kitchen

Having the extraction system suspended from the cabinetry provides this kitchen with some real architectural independence; it also creates a functional bridge uniting the cooking zones in two separate locations. 
The tall oven housing is singled out from amongst consumable storage and presents an inverted cantilever to facilitate the needs of the hob!  This feature creates a “wrap around” effect, a soothing embrace that has the power to cocoon and envelop the kitchen user in functionality and precession engineering.  Add to this the elegant combination of walnut and stainless steel which has been detailed to enhance the physical form of the design and you have got a kitchen that will exceed expectations.

Ostentatious Tendencies

Confidence is an alluring quality which becomes even more potent when ostentatious tendencies are subdued!  This kitchen appears to be submissive, overshadowed by an architectural and interior design vision that has diluted its functional identity by dressing it in a living room masquerade!   
But silent elements can provide great drama and it is the complexity of this design that makes it almost unrecognisable to the untrained eye!  The clever layering of textures, shapes and materials allow this shape shifting kitchen to dictate a commanding position within the home, silently influencing everything and everyone who becomes inquisitive enough to be drawn in on a tractor beam of style!
Kitchen design has evolved into a confident discipline with the power to influence the future of our living spaces.  Given time this evolutionary process will help increase design discipline integration, allowing kitchen design to become an eminent design influencer!
Kitchen design is changing!