Stunning Minimalist Kitchen Features an Innovative Hi-Tech Island

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.

Culimaat High End Kitchens website
via [Contemporist]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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