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Smart kitchen: Six clever kitchen furnishings

Spec Sheet
Specsheet: Handles With Care. Pictured here: Strasser's monolith granite and marble kitchen island (Courtesy Strasser).
Specsheet: Handles With Care. Pictured here: Strasser's monolith granite and marble kitchen island (Courtesy Strasser).

Bringing together technology and design, this compilation of savvy appliances and smart furnishings makes the kitchen cool and computerized.

(Courtesy Gaggenau)

Vacuuming Drawer 400 Series
Gaggenau

Look, Ma, no hands! This hands-free vacuuming drawer seals fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit. The multi-purpose drawer can be used for sous vide cooking, marinating, and extended storage. It can be installed seamlessly underneath the 400 Series ovens.

(Courtesy Strasser)

(Courtesy Strasser)

ST-ONE
Strasser

This striking monolithic kitchen island showcases the very best properties of granite and marble. Available in five sizes and five natural stone types, each front panel is cut from a single block, highlighted by a glint of LED lighting around the base.

Trail
Poliform

The Trail kitchen, designed by Carlo Colombo, features an integrated, ergonomic, concave handle that can be placed at the center or the far end of the door, and an innovative wooden “snack” bar table that rests along the edge of the island. The collection includes a robust drawer system and glass-boxed range hoods, and is available in four door-finishing options and two surface colors.

(Courtey Henrybuilt)

(Courtey Henrybuilt)

Functional Partition Wall
Henrybuilt

Developed out of a desire to create distinct spaces in kitchens without dividing them too harshly, the partition wall provides both privacy and transparency. It is made by hand from solid wood, PaperStone, and opaque white glass. The wall frees up drawer space without cluttering the counter, subtly concealing unused cookery.

(Courtesy Dada)

VVD
Dada

For this kitchen, architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen played with the concept of solids and voids using islands, shelving units, and cabinetry enveloped in wood, steel, and laminate. The kitchen features roomy pullout trays, open-ended drawers, and under-top trolleys. To maximize storage, the thin-profile doors open to 180 degrees.


Pilkington Optiwhite™ low-iron glass for ultimate clarity

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