Kitchens: Plenty of Personality

Kitchens can embrace a maximalism not based on exploding colours and pattern, but instead focusing on pieces with distinctive character.

N037 Hyper Kitchen | Nero Cucine

At first glance not much to look at, but a proprietary hinge mechanism lets you raise the Corian or marble surface to uncover an eye-catching stainless steel countertop featuring a working area with a welded sink and a retractable faucet. Once fully up, a 90-degree angle is formed, turning into a de facto backsplash equipped with a sensor LED light pointed on the cooking counter. Clever enough to garner a Red Dot 2022 Award.

Kitchen | Buster + Punch

The London-based homewares maker has created a modular, free-standing custom kitchen that can be entirely configured online with frame options, cabinet colours and Caesarstone or stainless steel countertops, all designed to go with the firm’s selection of new kitchen sink mixer taps, kitchen shelves, and lighting. It is also possible to add select white goods from Buster + Punch partners to the installation.

Formalia | Scavolini

Designed in collaboration with Vittore Niolu, this new modular collection is meant to highlight the social role of the modern kitchen and uses strong linear features throughout, particularly in the wall system and partition elements that connect the cooking area to living areas while simultaneously putting “everything on display.”

Jean Nouvel Kitchen | Reform

Design snobs rejoice! You can have a Pritzker Prize-winner in your kitchen. Made of steel accented with vertical ridges, the monochrome kitchen fronts are available in black and metal with a high gloss, reflective surface, while the countertops come in stainless steel and grey and black Fenix laminate. The variable surface treatments are all part of Nouvel’s typical experimentation with light and themes of reflectivity.

Benchmark 36″ Gas Cooktop | Bosch

FlameSelect technology gives gas cooking some precision, allowing users to choose from nine defined power levels, and a tempered glass cooktop allows for easy clean up. The additional OptiSim burner cap is designed to be wider and thicker, so simmering such things as a pot of melted chocolate or butter can be done with minimal chance of burning or scorching.

Botton ll | Blanco

An ongoing issue in kitchens where much is asked of a small footprint, this new organizational system maximizes storage for things like recycling or cleaning supplies. The Botton ll fits securely below the sink base cabinet and includes two removable four-gallon bins with handles and a top shelf for additional storage.

Pre-Rinse Spring Galley Faucets | Moen

Spring kitchen faucets continue to be a popular choice for residential consumers, however not all kitchens have the layout or space to accommodate their tall stature. Hence the new Belfield and Genta lines of spring galley faucets, which integrate commercial kitchen details into a low-profile design perfect for compact kitchens.

48” Sofia Induction Range | Fulgor Milano

Showcased at KBIS and EuroCucina and one of the only 48” induction ranges on the market, the Sofia delivers precise and responsive heat under an elegant ceramic glass surface using professional control knobs you might expect in a gas range (instead of a digital temperature slide) to give that tactile temperature adjustment that home chefs love. And as we know, induction technology provides heat with minimal energy consumption, providing a more sustainable heat source for cooking in response to the reduction of natural gas use in many areas.

French Door Refrigeration | Bertazzoni

The oldest family-owned appliance brand in the world, Bertazzoni is turning 140 years old in 2022, and has introduced new 36” Freestanding French Door Refrigeration offerings to celebrate (with more to come later this year). The XV and XT models come with all the bells and whistles needed for high-performing kitchens but look sleek yet understated while doing so.