This collection of innovative kitchens was created in 2009 by Splinter Works studio organized by talented and daring designers Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington. I present you unique inspiring kitchen collection that would excite tremble of rapture in anyone who would be lucky to see it with their own eyes.
This collection is a masterpiece of kitchen design, engaging and inspiring, a real breakthrough the borders of engineering traditions. They question not only old standards and clichés, but it seems that even laws of physics. Their design is theatrical, bearing ideas of dichotomy and opposing of basic principles of constructing. They bring together normally withstanding properties, making massive and solid structures look weightless, putting motion into frozen balance with stillness and fusing strength with fragility. Balance itself became a burden of virtually all their creative work, which performs in massive granite base units standing on a knife-edge and provoking one’s imagination and perception.
The splinter Works design studio strives not only to create stylish and innovative, but also long-lasting and functional design solutions. Their aim is not to build a product in order to involve into the endless circle of production and consumption but to focus on beauty, quality and longevity.
Many of the projects in this collection were initially created for small kitchens, thus performed in the most efficient and rational space-saving manner, with not a single square centimeter wasted. Lucy’s kitchen, the one with a long thin table in between of two separate counters can be a perfect example. Besides separated storage cupboards and thoughtful working area surface the middle table is the innovation itself, being a useful part of furniture and a critical element of design – it is getting thinner on edges and smoothly merges with the general composition.
Materials used in this collection ally perfectly the concept, even enhancing the impression of it. For many years creators of these kitchens examined and tried different combinations of American black walnut, English walnut, wild teak with stainless steel, quartz, silvered coating and an accent on turquoise color. Many of these combinations were implemented in these kitchens.
Stainless steel is not a new trend in design but often an underestimated and underused one. With perfect performance characteristics – durability, scratch and stain resistance and solidity –at the same time it is one of the most pliable and well-looking materials, allowing to perform a surface of almost any size and shape. If well-polished it is readily reflecting light like a mirror, turning into lustrous surface which can be used to render the piece of furniture to look almost invisible. Reflective curved surface with prolonged reflections of the surrounding will be extremely easy to integrate almost in any environment.
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