Space-Saving Kitchen Unit Designed For Millennials
Dsignedby created the sophisticated space-saving design for modern city dwellers
As living spaces size shrinks, those spaces have to become more intelligent in their design, technology and use. Consumers want all the conveniences of large-scale homes available in much less impactful forms. Enter the Kitch’T, a new kitchen system created by Dsignedby, makers of a small series of furniture pieces that prioritize unique design and sustainability into fully functional products.
In recent years dsignedby’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and trade shows at home and abroad.
The latest addition is a compact kitchen made with Corian® DuPont™ Ice White Illumination series, wood and metal mingled with Table T. Its’ dimensions are 365 cm x 92 cm x 90 cm. In those small dimensions, it has everything one kitchen needs underneath solid wood front closed cabinets. Each piece can be opened with a simple touch, there is no hardware. It has LED lights, Bosch appliances, Häfele hardware and Waterworks Faucet.
The entire unit is easily connected to water and electrical supplies through outlets placed on both ends. The seating area is 100-cm long and can host three people for a comfortable lunch. The elements with built-in Bosch appliances are only 80-cm wide and are in use from both sides.
The cooking and washing areas are on one side, while a drink, coffee and cool area is fitted in the other. The Waterworks Atlas R.W. bar faucet fits perfectly to meet the industrial design, and match the roughness of the metallic holding structure.
The worktop, reinforced on the inside with Corian® and solid water-resistant wood, includes a Corian® mobile charger built in its surface as well as electrical and USB sockets. The soft hardware systems are provided by Häfele and the warm LED light by Loox.
The LED light lit icons inside the worktop are a perfect example of the performance of Corian® DuPont™ Illumination series. As for the drawers, there are no handles, only the comfort of getting in touch with ‘’the natural’’ through the 3D solid Red Oak wood doors.
As most designers know, the biggest challenges with pieces like these are use of space, with functionality being key. Nothing on this island is standard—drawer depth and width were reduced so there is no unusable space.