#Kitchen Design

October 2, 2012

The first subject that I’m teaching when we return from the trimester break is Kitchen Design.

In order to develop the best design concept for their assignment, I want to encourage students to consider the practical aspects of kitchen design (such as work triangles, lighting, storage etc) as well as aesthetics and combine these elements together to create an amazing design that satisfies the requirements of the brief.

There are some stunning kitchen designs out there, and some of the images I found for my students to gain inspiration from are below:

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Toyo Kitchens are responsible from some really sleek and stylish kitchen designs. I love the ‘blingy’ splashback in the kitchen above, and the kitchen below with its quirky shelving (also from Toyo Kitchens) is a perfect mix of sophistication and fun.

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The above kitchen design was borne from a collaboration between Scavolini and car designer Fabrizio Giugiaro. It’s modern and streamlined with a vibrant use of colour, and the curved cabinetry is just so unique.

 

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Kitchen design doesn’t always have to be contemporary and sleek to be successful. For example, I love the colourful and casual kitchen design above (via digsdigs.com), and the rustic appeal of Rachel Ashwell’s kitchen (below).

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There are so many options available with regards to styles, materials and finishes when designing kitchens – the only real limitation is imagination.

Looking forward to seeing what designs the students come up with!

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