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Kitchen of the Week: A Kitchen Modeled After a Sideboard

In business since 1929, SieMatic is one of a group of German companies specializing in precision-built kitchen systems that are both designed and made in Germany. What sets the brand apart is its longstanding approach to kitchen cabinetry as furniture. SieMatic began by making kitchen “dressers” that referenced china hutches. And its newest style, the minimalist SieMatic 29, takes inspiration from traditional sideboards. The buffet design comes with an impressive array of à la carte components and looks equally at home in a studio or expansive loft.

Photography courtesy of SieMatic.

Standout German-designed minimalist kitchen, the SieMatic 29 is modeled after a traditional sideboard | Remodelista

Above: The SieMatic 29 recently won the 2016 gold German Design Award bestowed by the German Design Council. Part of the company’s Urban line, it’s made of wood and is available in a range of sizes, colors, and finishes. This example has cabinet fronts in matte black oak with a counter in the company’s made-for-daily-kitchen-use matte lacquer. Its fittings include an induction stovetop, vent hood, built-in lighting, and a USB charging station.

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Standout German-designed minimalist kitchen, the SieMatic 29 is modeled after a traditional sideboard | Remodelista

Above: SieMatic’s designs are tailored to each location. Shown here, a stripped-down version set up as a coffee station and storage niche.

Standout German-designed minimalist kitchen, the SieMatic 29 is modeled after a traditional sideboard | Remodelista

Above: The sideboards have subtly beveled side panels. Counter choices range from one-centimeter-thick granite, shown here, to laser-cut laminate, all free of visible seams and joints.

SieMatic 29 kitchen in white lacquer and pale oak | Remodelista

Above: Depending on materials choices, the sideboard can stand out or blend in with its setting. The example on the left is white gloss lacquer with a matte lacquer counter and backsplash in umbra; the compact design on the right is oak veneer with a counter and backsplash in sterling gray laminate.

The opposite of the classic junk drawer: the fitted kitchen drawer from SieMatic | Remodelista

Above: No more tangle: SieMatic drawer are kitted out for use, from charging station to spice lineup. For more storage inspiration, go to Mise en Place: Kitchen Drawer Tool Organizers and 15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High-End Kitchen Systems.

Standout German-designed minimalist kitchen, the SieMatic 29 is modeled after a traditional sideboard | Remodelista

Above: Cabinets and backsplash can be detailed with the company’s signature aluminum storage accessories, including a backsplash railing with hooks and shallow shelves.

The minimalist kitchen cabinet from SieMatic's Urban line | Remodelista

Above: A companion cupboard from the Urban collection fitted with a wall oven, panel-concealed refrigerator, and open storage.

Kitchen cabinet storage from SieMatic of Germany | Remodelista

Above: SieMatic puts unused space to work: Cupboard doors stow wooden spoons and other kitchen staples. The company’s stemware storage is aluminum lined with pale oak.

Kitchen cabinet aluminum storage railing by SieMatic of Germany | Remodelista

Above: SieMatic has showrooms all over the world, including New York and Montreal. As you might have guessed, price-wise these systems fall at the opposite end of the spectrum from Ikea’s offerings; contact your nearest dealer for details.

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