As living spaces and kitchen islands merge together in most contemporary homes nowadays, i29 designed a kitchen that functions more as a piece of furniture than as a kitchen. Our aim was to develop a kitchen system that seems to disappear within the space.
The design reduces the kitchen to an absolute minimum, with a top surface only a couple of centimetres thick, incorporating all water, cooking and electrical connections. Large sliding wall panels conceal all the kitchen appliances and storage space.
In the case of this apartment in Paris, where this kitchen concept is installed, an existing wall profile is copied exactly onto the front panels of the concealed kitchen units, in order to integrate the solid volume with the monumental space. The freestanding kitchen island is positioned in front of the panelled sliding doors.