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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Splinter Cell - A Contemporary Classic


And so behold the mighty hybrid kitchen; a shining example of what is to come and the epitome of style fusion.  This is a splinter cell approach to kitchen design, an amalgamation of opposing style tribes.   But as the conflict dissipates the impact of peace presents something beautiful!
This design shows how contemporary kitchen designers are searching for a new avenue to explore and that in order to make progressive leaps forward some designers are actually looking over their shoulder.  They are reflecting on what has worked in the past and morphing significant design elements from each style generation to create a new direction.  It is simple really; by introducing classical elements like raised panel doors and beautifully turned posts, all finished in a high gloss lacquer this design reaches a whole new level.  Add to the mix sweeping worktop curves and this kitchen can be classified as a contemporary classic.
Breaking a contemporary, linear design apart and introducing softer geometry and classical design features will help to create the contemporary classic kitchen.  Try it...because this is becoming a growing trend and you’re going to see a whole lot more of this!  Oh yea...you can also create the look by keeping the contemporary linear lines and using more traditional materials and finishes.

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