invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
 
invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
may 22, 2014

invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space

‘invisible kitchen’ by i29 interior architects
all images courtesy i29

 

 

 

with the trend of living spaces and kitchen islands merging together in many contemporary homes, dutch i29 interior architects developed a kitchen system serving as furniture that seems to disappear in space. installed into a quaint parisian apartment, the design is reduced to an absolute minimum; the top surface measuring only a few of centimeters in thickness, with all water, cooking and electrical connections included. where the concept is installed, an existing profiled wall is replicated on the front panels of the cabinets in order to integrate the solid volume with the monumental plan. the freestanding kitchen island is placed in front of the casework, which has large doors that swing open and slide back to reveal appliances and storage space. when closed, the kitchen and pantry are concealed from view.

 

invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
the kitchen system serves as furniture that seems to disappear in space

invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
the design is reduced to an absolute minimum; the top surface measuring only a few of centimeters in thickness

invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
view of the parisian kitchen

invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
the freestanding kitchen island is placed in front of a large sliding wall panel, which conceals appliances and storage

invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
the geometry of the island hides its function, revealed when in use

invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
pantry and appliances are revealed within the full height storage wall

invisible kitchen by i29 interior architects seems to disappear in space
preparing a meal in the ‘invisible kitchen’

 

 

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  • To those who are confused by this, the illusion is subtle, but you can see it. The surfaces taper to the edge, to create the illusion of thinness and levity, but in the centre, it seems to be around 6″ thick. The sink is likely built into the surface material, and either has an angled bottom that gets shallow towards the front of the counter, or it’s flat and we just can’t see the bottom because the peak of the triangle under the counter hides the sink. In any case, the plumbing could also fit in that triangle and run horizontally to the left leg, where the P trap and drain would have to be as well. I imagine the sides come off for service. Pretty ingenious!

    JD
  • look closely at the underside of the countertop – there is a “V” section that obviously houses the supply lines and the drain. There is a similiar cross section running vertically at each end. I imagine the supply lines come up one side and the drain goes down the other. The section also provides the structural support needed as well as the connection stabilizer between the vertical end panels and the horizontal slab. Integrating the water lines into all this is sheer brilliance.

    CCN International of Geneva N.Y. manufactures a desk and table line that has a similar profile albeit without the sink and water lines.

    dbkii
  • How has all the plumbing for the kitchen sink been concealed? There appears to be a sing and tap from above but nothing below? Amazing

    Kathryn Mesiti
  • where does the sink connect to. and what about the plumbing

    Gaarte
  • This is an art-piece and not really a kitchen, right?

    mArkW
  • This is absolutely brilliant. Beautiful and it appears to be eminently practical.

    Ron Smith
  • Why is there no sink or plumbing visible below the counter?

    Abel
  • How is there a sink in the thin countertop??

    Camvela
  • Never mind the appliances in cupboards, where’s the sink? I see a tap but no sink bowl or services, I’d love to hope it’s a very clever way of concealing all that, i’d be very disappointed to discover it had been Photoshopped.

    SJS
  • Looks incredible – but will someone explain where the water goes from the sink that appears to invisible/non-existent?

    tim

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