The LEAF kitchen by Dutch company Culimaat High End Kitchens is a modern room that’s inspired by nature. Its clean, minimalist aesthetic is accented by the stunning island in the center. Designers didn’t follow conventional geometric forms and instead opted for a rounded, organic shape that, in certain angles, seems to flow from the ground.
Although the kitchen might look like it’s lacking in features, it’s actually well-equipped with a complete set of modern appliances. The design cleverly hides them when not in use but they’re still within an arm’s reach. Storage space was created in the wall units, and it’s where the oven, steamer, dishwasher, refrigerator, and wine cooler are also installed.
To construct LEAF, Culimaat used a material called HI-MACS, which is a smooth, non-porous acrylic stone that’s heat resistant; it made the graceful curves of the kitchen island possible and created joints that are virtually invisible. There are some great, hi-tech aspects of LEAF, including drawers that are electronically opened or closed and a special touch control surface for the embedded stove hobs. This means an overall lack of visual clutter while evoking a sense of tranquility throughout the space.