Sustainability has been THE buzz word of the past few years and manufacturers have been under increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the products that they bring to market. Using recycled materials is one way that they have sought to do this. But one company has taken this in a very unexpected direction by producing a kitchen made from recycled, eco-friendly paper. Italian kitchen manufacturer Key Cucine has used PaperStone, an innovative new material composed of recycled paper fiber and non-petroleum-based resins to create the Eco kitchen designed by Alessio Bassan. The original design features a checkerboard modular surface in four different shades suspended on a recessed base. Meticulous attention has been paid to details, such as the PaperStone sink with sunken taps and the board, which provides extra preparation space. The kitchen also benefits from recessed handles making the doors easier to open without interrupting the smooth, clean design.
Are you surprised to see a kitchen made from paper?
Thinking of giving your kitchen a refined and refreshing makeover as you head into summer and fall? Few colors out there bring that perfect balance between sophistication and eye-catching elegance like gray and yellow. A combination that is quickly catching on across the globe largely because of the new-found love for gray in the last few years, it is still a novelty when it comes to the contemporary kitchen. While gorgeous gray and yellow bedrooms and stylish living rooms with this classy color duo are far easier to find, kitchens still seem to be largely stuck in the ‘white along with bright color’ mode.
Today we change that perception by bringing in the understated beauty of gray along with a splash of yellow goodness. While some kitchens are draped in just these two hues, others use them in a restrained and clever fashion to enhance their ambiance. Cutting across style barriers, these 11 kitchens might just inspire you to give your kitchen a smart little color revamp.