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The Unfitted Kitchen: 14 Deconstructed Spaces

Throw out all the rules; here are 14 examples of the next wave in kitchen design, which we pegged as an emerging trend a while back in our post 15 Interiors Trends for Autumn 2015 (a reader agreed with us: “I’m all over this trend. Perfect looks suburban.”).

The kitchen at The Apartment by The Line in SoHo, NYC, is composed of stainless steel restaurant components. For more see A Soho Dream Loft (Where Everything Is for Sale).
Above: The kitchen at The Apartment by The Line in SoHo, NYC, is composed of stainless steel restaurant components. For more see A Soho Dream Loft (Where Everything Is for Sale).
A Stockholm kitchen with a workbench kitchen from Stadshem.
Above: A Stockholm kitchen with a workbench kitchen from Stadshem.
Setagaya Apartment Kitchen by Naruse Inokuma Architects
Above: A kitchen in Japan with a mix of concrete and wood by Naruse Inokuma Architects from Steal This Look: A Restaurant Supply Kitchen in Tokyo.
The kitchen in the Fujimidai house in Hujimidai by Snark Architecture.
Above: The kitchen in the Fujimidai house in Hujimidai by Snark Architecture.
Stadshem Scandinavian Kitchen
Above: A kitchen made up of stainless and wood components from Steal This Look: Smart Storage in a Swedish Kitchen.
An airy cooking space in Scandinavian Simplicity: A Reimagined Swedish Summerhouse.
Above: An airy cooking space in Scandinavian Simplicity: A Reimagined Swedish Summerhouse.
Beatrice Valenzuela Kitchen
Above: A small kitchen with a custom counter of cubbies for fixtures, appliances, and cookware from Kitchen of the Week: An Echo Park Kitchen Revived, Budget Edition.
Designer Katrin Arens Own Kitchen
Above: German designer Katrin Arens own kitchen in Italy from Slow Design: Pallet as Plate Rack by Katrin Arens.
Todos Santos Kitchen Photo by Laure Joliet
Above: A kitchen in Todos Santos, Mexico, photographed by Laure Joliet from A Soulful Casita in Todos Santos, Mexico, for a French Aesthete.
A modular kitchen from a Berlin company; see more at The New Old-World Kitchen from Noodles, Noodles & Noodles Corp.
Above: A modular kitchen from a Berlin company; see more at The New Old-World Kitchen from Noodles, Noodles & Noodles Corp.
Monochrome by Hilary Robertson
Above: In his own kitchen, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, a partner in the Copenhagen firm Norm Architects, installed a cooktop set into a workbench for a sense of airiness. Photo from Expert Advice: Monochrome for the Minimalist (and Maximalist).
Rye London All White Kitchen
Above: Half of the Rye kitchen in London is comprised of stainless steel workbenches and appliances. For more see Kitchen of the Week: An Artful Ikea Hack Kitchen by Two London Foodies.
Christen Starkenburg Slow Wood Kitchen
Above: A curtained kitchen with a small tiled backsplash from Kitchen of the Week: The Curtained Kitchen, Dutch Modern Edition.
Belgian architect Hans Verstuyft opted for open shelving in a kitchen in Antwerp; see more at Sober Luxury in Downtown Antwerp.
Above: Belgian architect Hans Verstuyft opted for open shelving in a kitchen in Antwerp; see more at Sober Luxury in Downtown Antwerp.

For more ideas head over to Gardenista to see a deconstructed outdoor kitchen in Outbuilding of the Week: A Cookhouse at Kurtwood Farm on Vashon Island.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on September 16, 2015.

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