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Kitchens for all tastes

Gilles Trillard

Convivial, ultra-technical or pocket size, three kitchens that make you want to go behind the stove, that make us dream or we blow good ideas.

1. A kitchen with a family atmosphere

This kitchen (Schmidt) has been designed to centralize all the activities of a friendly and warm guesthouse. The space consists of a linear storage concealing appliances, and a large island to prepare meals while tasting the children or taking an aperitif with guests. Open to the living room, it has been raised to hide the technique and punctuate the volume of the ground floor without dividing it.

The roundness of the stainless steel hood echoes that of the living room and the double-sided open fireplace. It counterbalances the linearity of storage.

The central island, in walnut veneer, has a white Corian worktop. It includes the sink (two stainless steel tanks and a faucet inspired by community models, Franke) and the hobs (Neff). Bar stools, Fermob.

To meet the walls of the living room, painted in matte gray-black (Seigneurie, velvety finish), storage was chosen in a black lacquered version. Only the high elements, in steel and frosted glass, and the niches equipped with metal curtains punctuate the linear.

Microwave ovens and traditional (Neff) create a column in stainless steel that harmoniously completes this set.

The materials : they take the codes of the adjoining living room: light gray resin floor (Rocha Group), wood and stainless steel. A way to unify this large open space, only punctuated by a game of unevenness and railing.

2. A compact version kitchen

Located in the heart of a Parisian pied-à-terre of 45 m2, this kitchen can disappear behind a large sliding partition made of several burnished steel panels. Result of the project of end of studies of young architects, this system was mounted on two rails encircling the staircase which leads to the mezzanine. The space was then made profitable to the millimeter: it integrates a water point, a hob, all the household appliances and a large saucepan.

The sliding partition hides the kitchen when not in use In burnished steel, it was made by metal craftsmen, as was the work plan (Ateliers Saint-Jacques, Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse). Consisting of several panels mounted on circular rails, it opens by skirting the staircase that leads to the mezzanine.

Behind the partition hides a large storage room for storing household linen and cleaning products.

The appliances, standard size, fits simply under the raised worktop, to remain accessible in case of failure. The set includes a refrigerator and a dishwasher (Miele), an oven (Smeg) and a washer-dryer (Bosch). The hood (Airlux) overlooks the electric hobs (Miele).

The materials : originally designed for a single person, the kitchen relied on steel and white. The current owner wanted to highlight this industrial treatment by dressing the floor with waxed concrete.

3. A kitchen with a laboratory spirit

Centerpiece of a house of the 1950s, this kitchen equipped with professional equipment gives pride to noble materials. Created for an art lover doubled by a gourmet by the designer Lionel Jadot, it occupies 60 m2 of the south wing of the ground floor. A space that serves the owner both as a culinary experimentation workshop and as a reception venue.

Two cooking spaces. The gas stove installed next to the window consists of two four-pane ovens (113 l and 59.41 l) and four burners. It was custom made and assembled by hand by British manufacturer Stoves. The built-in induction hob in the island's worktop is equipped with three touch-sensitive fireplaces (Gaggenau).

Both hoods. The first, installed above the gas stove, was designed by Lionel Jadot (like all the furniture) in the style of blacksmith shops. Integrated in the old stone structure of a fireplace, it has been repainted in the same color as the walls ("Setting Plaster" n ° 231, Farrow & Ball). The second, placed above the island, is equipped with charcoal filters. Its tubular steel structure gives it an industrial look.

Kitchen furniture. The storage wall, incorporating a steam oven (Gaggenau) and a dumbwaiter hidden behind a metal curtain, is in brushed oak. The elements are equipped with wooden handles with oxidized copper sheets. The set is surmounted by a black patinated metal beam and a steel plate that conceals the technique. Next to it, the wood chimney redesigned by Lionel Jadot is consolidated by a blackened steel formwork.

The materials: this kitchen harmoniously combines raw concrete, solid wood, steel and marble. The worktop of the island is made in one piece in arabescato (white Carrara marble). The thickness of the plane assembled at 90 ° creates the illusion of a monolithic block. The floor is polished and brushed cement slabs. Stools "Al Bombo", signed Stefano Giovannoni for Magis.