The art of kitchen

Between open-plan living and foodie aspirations, increasingly, we’re spending more time in the kitchen. Designers have responded with a new breed of super-kitchen that seriously ups the ante when it comes to both form and function. More sculptural, more high tech… these are exciting times for kitchen design

A brand new kitchen concept, The Cut, is launching this March. A truly striking sculptural affair, the kitchen was designed by London architect Alessandro Isola and produced by Record e Cucine. Winner of the Architizer award, The Cut is designed to enhance our open-plan experience with adaptable elements and inspired storage solutions. It features an L-shaped central island that houses a hidden wooden table, which doubles up as either a breakfast bar or extra worktop space. But best is its ceiling-mounted drawers, with their feather-touch sensory system, that glide down when needed.
From £40,000, Hub Kitchens, Oyster Wharf, 20 Lombard Road, SW11 (020 7924 2285;

German brand Rational have released their new Atmos range in an elegant indigo and gold colourway, making the case for a contemporary-luxe look in the kitchen – particularly important for open-plan spaces in equally glam surroundings. Combining cubic shapes with precise linework, Atmos is a triumph of form and function. Here, the central island comes in an indigo matt lacquer finish, while wall units give a striking contrast in gold effect laminate. Centre stage is an imposing Dekton marmor black fusion worktop, which brings the look together.
From £12,000, stockists include Kitchen Co-ordination, 81 Penshurst Gardens, Edgware, HA8 (020 8958 6262;

Commissioned by a passionate art collector, this is as much a gallery space as a place for cooking and eating. Cleverly combining two of Modulnova’s cutting edge designs, the central architectural showpiece from the Blade collection acts as the family hub and entertaining area, while a smaller professionally equipped workspace from the Twenty collection houses the practical fixtures – an imaginative way to blur the lines between living and kitchen spaces, keeping art at the heart of the home, and very much playing into our modern day obsession with open-plan living.
From £25,000, DesignSpace London, 126 Wigmore Street, W1 (

For the ultimate foodie’s kitchen, ask a three-Michelin-starred chef for his design input. In collaboration with Porcelanosa, Spanish chef Quique Dacosta has created this modern masterpiece, now available in the UK. The kitchen consists of a large central island with a crisp white countertop and drawers, ensuring a fuss-free and contemporary work space. And, keeping the kitchen’s clean lines razor sharp, a functional wardrobe area in contrasting dark oak conceals the sink when it’s not in use – perfect for hiding away dirty pots and pans when you’re plating up like a pro with precision timing.
From £120,000, Porcelanosa, Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 (020 7751 2150;

The inspiration behind this eye-catching kitchen was a floating brass cube. The Form 45 range by Danish designers Multiform, achieves this with its unique 45-degree angled edging, creating an optical illusion underneath. Metallics in the kitchen can be cold but here, a soft polished brass finish is warming, while subtle accents of white-pigmented oak give the look a glamorous glow. Completing the striking ensemble is a bespoke moulded-brass sink, which has been set into solid oak. A suitably clean-lined and contemporary tap from Dornbracht’s new brass collection is the ideal accessory.
From £40,000, Sola Kitchens, 83 Heath Street NW3 (020 3405 6799;