Contemporary kitchen design ideas
The soul of a neatly done up house rests in a well equipped and well maintained kitchen, housed with all modern electronic gadgets, neatly stacked to ensure healthier and faster cooking experience in the most convenient manner. A trendy and contemporary outlay with a dynamic design, conceptualized and engineered by the best interior designers of the world, makes room for perfect kitchen ideas. But due to space constraints and budget concerns, the dream of having such lavishly designed kitchens often takes a back seat. Keeping in mind the growing demands for a compact kitchen concept, designers from all across the world have come up with some of the most futuristic kitchen designs with limited space occupation. Let’s take a close look at some of the most thrilling and sizzling kitchen concepts which would sweep you off your feet.
For a good modern kitchen, the call for the day is a green kitchen that helps support the environment as well. Designed by Antoin Lebrun, the all new Aion Kitchen concept is a marvel carved into an appliance which offers multifunctional facilities. It consists of specially formulated and designed plants, which ensure a continuous and renewable source of supply of vegetable soaps and clean water, essential for both cooking as well as cleaning purposes. During the cooking process the plants in this gadget act as a filtering hood. For washing the dirty utensils, all you have to do is dump them in the sink and its natural clean cycle system does the needful, accomplishing the cleaning work successfully, without you having to lay your hands on them. In other words, it’s a blessing in disguise and a must have for all modern day kitchen premises.
Designer Fatih Can Sarioz, with her compact kitchen design concept, has provided a boon for the physically challenged, by designing this ultimately handy and innovative kitchen, capable of meeting all basic requirements of cooking and dining for these handicapped people. The entire kitchen has been fragmented into two parts. One section accommodates the cooking area, along with an array of drawers for storage, a fridge with a pneumatic operating system, an electric motor, a microwave oven and induction cooker, an armature and a dish rack as well, all in all, housing all facilities required for a complete cooking experience. The other side makes room for an adequate dining space, appropriate for a nuclear family. The tap installed therein can be moved in the desired direction to wash hands and dishes. This extra ordinary concept not only provides an easy cooking and dining solution for the physically challenged people, but also strikes a ray of hope in their bleak and dull lives, thereby inspiring them to be independent and self sufficient.
Electrolux modular kitchen
The Electrolux modular kitchen is a space efficient and affordable concept, designed and formulated by Sean Beattie, especially for people living in compact apartments, having shortage of space but desire to live in style, with fully loaded modern amenities on their finger tips. This modular kitchen consists of a fridge with freezer modules, a wine cooler, microwave, a hot plate, dishwasher, rubbish compost, storage facilities and other miscellaneous requirements as well. Its unlimited grid style configuration system ensures easy installation and connectivity, wherever desired. This all-in-one space saving kitchen is operated with the help of touch activated controls and contains environmental friendly technologies that ensure saving of power as well.
Sustainably compact kitchen
With depleting spaces in urban areas, a need for a compact and sustainable kitchen seems inevitable. A user named Mappdaniel at Product Design Forum has innovated and created a compact kitchen concept that is user friendly, ergonomic and technologically advanced at the same time. It consists of work-top, foldaway chairs, cooking knobs with touch control system, an eco friendly integrated fridge, sink having infrared tap controls, an oven and a grill. The entire structure can be broken down and separated into seven components, individualistically molded, with grooves in them to assist in assembling them, using the “klip-lok” technology for stronger and better bonding. The “Genus” 900 oven technology in the stove ensures four times faster cooking than its conventional counter parts, thereby saving both energy and time. The top piece has been made using a single sheet of Borosilicate glass, while the other fixtures, including the handles, have been made from stainless steel.
High Tech Circle kitchen
A corollary to the compact kitchen concept, this fully circular kitchen by Alfred Averbeck is apt for both commercial as well as residential usage. It incorporates everything required for a standard kitchen arrangement, from a sink and dished, to a microwave, dishwasher, and a cook top and so on. Being round in shape, it can be rotated at a full 180 degrees, with 360 degree rotatable shelves, making easy access to utensils, pans and glassware. It houses the same amount of storage space, with all basic modern amenities, found in any other medium sized kitchen. It stands on an area covering 1.8 sq meters of space and its price ranges from $6,500 to $15,000, depending upon the gadgets incorporated within it. This definitely seems the perfect choice for any urban dwelling where shortage of space has become a common feature.
Kitchoo compact kitchen
Another addition for our compact and congested living is the Kitchoo K1 compact kitchen which can fit into any small environment, but imparts a stylish, beautiful and innovative look to the entire backdrop. It is made out of natural wood which is PEFC certified, using eco friendly paints with low VOC and efficient LED lighting, which add beauty and utility to the entire structure and is sensitive towards the environment as well. The counter top is made of natural stone, with other facilities attached like the fridge freezer, an induction burner, a sink with telescopic hobs and two extremely spacious drawers. It comes in a variety of colors from light to dark oak and contains all “A” and “A+” rated appliances, at a cost of $7,950.
Round cupboard kitchen concept
A concept that is a collective effort of the Chinese designers named Cheng He, Liu Quang Kui and Zhou Ding, the round cupboard kitchen design saves both time and space of the user. The round cupboard in cylindrical shape occupies very little area and can be rotated and lifted as and when required. Every characteristic and element of the kitchen has been conceptualized in a manner that the object approaches the user, saving his time in running around to procure things, rather than the other way round. The structure is self sufficed with all basic elements for a high end and comfortable kitchen requirement including the sink, cook-top, a fridge, microwave and the glassware along with other utensils as well. In this fast moving modern world, such compact ideas make way for advanced living in style and stigma.
As the name suggests, this mini kitchen module, designed by Faith Can Sarioz, comprises of two tubes united by a single stem to give way to a double decked glass case modular kitchen. Its features include a round induction cook top, oval drawers for storing small articles and a big hatch for occupying larger utensils. The structure extends out a table as well, to provide dining space for a small family, thereby making way for a compact, smart and space saving livelihood.
A collective effort by a group of five top notch designers, the O kitchen promises modern amenities with optimum security as well. Along with the basics of kitchen requirements which include a microwave, electric oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, cabinets for storage, automatic waste disposal system and a high temperature alert display, the kitchen unit takes care of the entertainment of the user as well, by housing an MP3 player and a CD/DVD reader. It has a digital cook top and kitchen management software installed within it to ensure hassle free and fast cooking procedures. For security reasons, the structure has been designed in a way that it slides and opens out only with a remote controller, restricting entry of strangers into your private area. The O kitchen measures 210cm in height and 230 cm in width when closed, and spreads out to occupy a space of 460cm.
Japanese designers have always been known for coming up with innovative design ideas that are a cut above the rest, and Toyo Kitchen’s Isola S is a live example that justifies this belief. This stylishly designed and well organized kitchen features three electric cooking rings and a round sink, along with elegantly built corrugated bottom drawers to provide storage facilities for miscellaneous kitchen accessories. Highlighted by a glossy design and modern facilities, this kitchen paves way for a convenient cooking and dining experience in style, in spite of shortage of space. The size of the kitchen unit is adjustable as per the user’s convenience and available space, and once the cooking job is over, the unit can be converted into a cocktail or dining table.
This versatile kitchen concept allows you to grow your own greens within the limited constraints of your kitchen area. Conceptualized by a group of four French designers, the structure is polygonal in shape, having all essential elements of a modern day kitchen like a cutting board, work table, induction cooker, electric oven, a green dustbin, shower, ice box and space for storage of wine bottles as well. The kitchen garden is hosted at the center, surrounded by the sink and the drainer so as to ensure water from them to be fed into the garden, thereby conserving and utilizing waste water. All in all, the Rock ail is a beautiful, trendy and stylish designer kitchen, occupying limited space which makes it perfect for our fast moving urban living.
Kitchen concept from Aslihan Yilmaz
This movable kitchen concept by a Turkish designer Aslihan Yilmaz seems a perfect gizmo for futuristic households, without compromising on its efficiency level. The kitchen components and attachments are completely foldable when not being used, with a lamp on top to provide complete illumination at any given point of time. This four sided kitchen can be rotated at an angle of 360 degrees and contains three separate segments namely the wash area, which comprises of the dishwasher and the sink, the cooking area, having the microwave and the cook top, and the storage section with shelves, a table for dining purpose, and other components which can be used for storage as well. To add on, the kitchen also has a dustbin and a rotatable fridge at the center.
Inspired by the smooth and sleek design feature of the Ferrari, a Luxembourg based company launches the feel and experience of driving a Ferrari within the confines of your kitchen area. A high gloss lamination in red against a black background makes for a trendy, beautiful and sleek creation. The features of the kitchen include an ergonomically design layout with a wonderful and luscious color palette that has been themed with perfect wood finishes to impart an S shape. The structure comes with a second island which hosts the fashionable sink at the center and tall storage and wall mounted oven units aligned behind the island. It comes with an in-built electric cook top, raised along the surrounding to make room for a table, which would serve the purpose of dining, while the cooking takes place, thereby saving time and energy both.
Inspired by the life and growth of the nature supported trees, Australian designer Balin Lee has come up with an innovative and futuristic technology which can be customized as per the needs and requirements of the user. The central shaft of the structure incorporates a refrigeration unit right at the top center, the connection of which extends through its hollow arms to its five individual pods or branches. This enables each pod to be converted into a freezer unit from a cupboard with the help of a built-in sensor mechanism installed on the top of each pod unit. Every arm is linked to its individual and independent ring, thereby enabling it to freely revolve around the central shaft. The height of each pod is easily adjustable to achieve any workable level with the help of a carbon nano mesh structure located in the branch unit. The entire mechanism is controlled and operated following the sensor touch technology, built-in within the structure. However, to reach out to the inside of any pod, the user just has to push the front door of the respective pod, following the spring mechanism, inward and slide it along the track. This superb design concept has made the designer qualify for the Electrolux design Lab Competition for futuristic kitchen designs which would last for the next 90 years.
Carre Modular Kitchen
Designed by the German designer duo Robert Schierjott and Ulrich Kohl, the Carre Modular kitchen is the best solution to customize your culinary space. The structure comprises of two modules which can be compactly cubed when not in use, and converted into a spacious modern kitchen area which fulfills all cooking needs within least available space, when being used by the owner. The central fixed part of the module hosts the gas port, a kitchen sink and an integrated cooking counter, while the portable secondary unit which comprises of six different configurations, moves around the fixed part freely. The kitchen components feature a maple finished counter-top, storage boxes made of polypropylene film and the wash basin and stove area, made with roughly finished concrete called “beton.” In a nutshell, the Carre modular kitchen is the ultimate solution for people having space constraints but believe in living with style.