Tower Kitchen Designed By Philippe Starck for Warendorf

The name Tower comes from the two stand-alone tower-shaped elements. Each takes up just one square metre of floor space but offers space for all kinds of accessories, food and utensils. Also integrated: oven, steam oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer.

Doors are fitted on three sides, while the fourth side is left open for individual design. Opened doors reveal the inner properties of the Tower: integrated appliances in the attractively designed interior which is lined in the same colour as the front.

The interior fittings in the towers are just as flexible as the direction in which they face. A light touch of the hand and they revolve 360 degrees, easily taking up just the position needed at that particular moment in time.

The design of the full macore Skyline is rounded off by elegant chrome edges and vertical recessed handles.

A side of the Tower can be finished, not just in macore veneer, but as a full-surface blackboard – for notices and small works of art

The sink, draining board, tap and hob are recessed, so nothing can spill.

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A Trendy Modern Attitude Kitchen Design by Arthur Bonnet

Here is the Attitude kitchen contemporary design idea that uses wood in a modern way, designed by Marc Moreau for French kitchen manufacturer Arthur Bonnet, whilst paying tribute to traditional French cabinet making techniques.

The choice of wood fell on bright ash, with its light and vibrant grain, which is less predictable than more traditional oak. Solid and reassuring, it is a type of wood with a strong personality, whose unevenness conveys emotion.

With this way, a tribute to the know-how of Arthur Bonnet, Attitude provides a breathtaking and captivating reworking of French cabinet-making tradition.

The warmth and emotion of the wood contrasts with the stainless steel glimmer of the recessed handles which use an original mechanism that is exclusive to Arthur Bonnet. The design uses a recessed system to preserve the line of the metal along the entire side of the front.

The island layout provides a very successful interpretation of the design. Division of the space, with its easily identifiable work areas, creates a kitchen that truly makes a statement about ergonomics. With its U-shaped design, the island frees up space for an integrated dining area with a wood and white laminate table extending the worktop.

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Set a Summer Kitchen Amenities on Your Outdoor Patio!

Now the weather is getting nice, go and get ready to shift your kitchen to your outdoor patio. adding a summer kitchen to your outdoor patio maybe just the piece that is missing from yours! Portable grills are nice, but summer kitchens allow you to plan an entire area for relaxing, preparing and serving food, and it can add value onto your home. Here are tips for choosing amenities for your summer kitchen.

Summer kitchens are perfect for those who enjoy cooking outdoors as well as entertaining. Determine how often you enjoy cooking outdoors, and what size area you can dedicate to adding a summer kitchen.

Amenities such as cooking grill, griddles, rotisseries, and even ovens and warmers can make your cooking experience more enjoyable. Summer kitchens that have sinks, refrigerators, freezers and wine coolers can help the avid cook avoid running back inside the main house several times while entertaining and cooking.

While the actual cooking area is important, don’t forget about the lounging and leisure area for your guests. Depending on your decorative style and the layout of your patio, determine how much and what type of seating will suit your needs.

Do research in advance on what brands and prices fit within your budget, as well as visit summer kitchen studios that offer floor models that you can experience how the kitchen will feel.

[Source via Freshome ]