Even the simplicity of contemporary design can benefit from aesthetic layering. Layers can provide definition and interest to a design and help the viewer appreciate how simplicity can be derived from complex thought!
Here we see how a simple step in the work surface and deliver multiple contrasts of material, texture, colour and form. Offsetting the feature creates definition along three planes and introduces some asymmetrical styling to the design. The elevated placement of the cleaning zone may also deliver enhanced ergonomic performance.
This idea is simple but effective and The Mogul loves it!