The kitchen is one of my favorite places in the house. Sometimes referred to as the heart of the home, it is a place to prepare and cook food and, depending on the size, can be used to eat and entertain guests. The one we present you today was spotted on ekoij.com and it was designed by Tom Dixon & Lindholdt Studio. Ekoij and the designers started up the design process in the spring 2009. The basic idea was to make a kitchen around four essential elements: fire, earth, water and air. The materials they used remind me of ancient times: iron beams, brass, aggregate concrete, and natural wood. It is centered around a solid iron beam, and all the accessories and functions are mounted to the beam, with flexible fixing points. Visit the gallery below and let us know if you enjoyed the project!
The evolution of the kitchen is linked to the invention of the cooking range or stove and the development of water infrastructure capable of supplying water to private homes. Until the 18th century, food was cooked over an open fire.
As technology advances, so do kitchens’ design and efficiency. The introduction of the kitchen island has lent more flexibility to the positioning of the kitchen cabinets and kitchen sink, and helped make open plan kitchens and dining rooms a reality.
The kitchen is made up of a central column with customized cantilever planes to fit individual appliance requirements. The sculptural design is made with bold industrious materials including raw steel, bronze and aggregate stone to reflect the hardworking nature of the product.
The designers opted for raw materials that give the kitchen an industrial look.
The lamps became two important pieces that attract all guests’ attention.