Archive Dive: 12 Kitchens with Utensil Rails

If your kitchen tools are pretty enough, why not display them?

Sevile Peach Utensil Rack
Above: A kitchen-length storage rail in a project by UK studio Sevil Peach from Sevil Peach Studio in Primrose Hill.
Skye McAlpine Kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co.
Above: Skye McAlpine’s muted pink kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co. features a long brass rail; from Kitchen of the Week: Skye McAlpine’s London Flat by Jersey Ice Cream Co..
Juli and John Baker Mjölk Kitchen Toronto
Above: John Baker and Juli Daoust, the owners of Mjölk in Toronto, store their utensils in plain sight; see more at Steal This Look: A Scandi-Meets-Japanese Kitchen.
Freunde von Freunden John and Jen Vitale
Above: The Portland, Oregon, kitchen of John and Jen Vitale profiled on Freunde von Freunden. Photograph by Carissa and Andrew Gallow, courtesy of Freunde von Freunden.
Jersey Ice Cream Co. Riverhead Kitchen
Above: Another kitchen designed by Jersey Ice Cream Co. with an even longer brass rail that crosses over a marble backsplash from Building Character: Jersey Ice Cream Co. and the Case of the Charmless Manse.
Boston Kitchen by Bunker Workshop
Above: A kitchen in Boston by Bunker Workshop with a copper storage rail. Photograph courtesy of Bunker Workshop, a member of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.
Katrin Arens Kitchen
Above: German-born designer Katrin Arens installed a black iron rail against the blackened sheet metal in a kitchen in Bergamo. Read more at Kitchen of the Week: The New Italian Country Kitchen by Katrin Arens, Scrap Wood Edition.
Pietro Russo Milan Kitchen
Above: Pietro Russo uses a short iron rail to keep kitchen essentials close. Photograph from Pietro Russo’s 538-Square-Foot Apartment in Milan, Glamour Included.
Jasper Morrison Schiffini Kitchen
Above: A Jasper Morrison–designed kitchen for Italian manufacturer Schiffini features a slender utensil rail across a steel backsplash from Kitchen of the Week: Jasper Morrison’s First Modular Kitchen for Schiffini.
Bell Street Kitchen by Hearth Studio
Above: A utensil rail is mounted on either side of a window frame, adding interest to a walled in view from Kitchen of the Week: A Seventies Overhaul by Hearth Studio.
Mjölk Cottage Kitchen
Above: John and Juli Baker—some of the first to take full advantage of the kitchen utensil rail—installed a custom brass rail under the open shelves in their cottage kitchen. See more from O Canada: Mjölk’s Renovated Scandi-Style Cabin on a Lake and Steal This Look: A Scandi-Style Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin.
The Schoolhouse Kitchen Remodel
Above: A utensil rail mounted to the underside of an open shelf in ceramic artist Suzie Ryu’s Brooklyn kitchen from Before & After: The $350 DIY Kitchen Overhaul in Two Weekends.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 2, 2015.

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