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Design icons and industrial style kitchen by Abimis.

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lready at a glance, it’s hard to resist to the bewitching charm of this kitchen. Halfway between traditional and contemporary, in a mix that combines retro-inspired industrial style and iconic modern designs from the fifties, this kitchen that the architects of studio Servabote in Stockholm designed for their own home, creates a vaguely informal, warm and welcoming feel, although every last detail was carefully planned. We have tried to uncover the secrets of its charm, from the overall concept to its details, as in interior design everything counts and matters.ene.

 

kitchen Ego by Abimis, one sole block of stainless steel that supports an integrated countertop

Beside a wooden table for 10 people, the kitchen Ego by Abimis, one sole block of stainless steel that supports an integrated countertop.

 

A harmonious use of colours is instantly apparent. Opting for a dominant colour, a beautiful shade of warm grey, in several nuances according to the type of material (floor, walls, kitchen units), creates an overall spacious and orderly effect. In addition, thanks to a neutral backdrop, you are able to add a bold contrasting colour for a dynamic feel. Warm and natural, similarly to autumnal leaves, a deep-brown is found, in a copper-effect, on the chairs around the large table in the centre of the kitchen (in wood similarly to the floor), on the bench/ sofa in the bow-window, on the frame of the blackboard, on the lamps over the table as well as on the sink tap.

 

the Abimis refrigerator columns (with cold control system) especially created for this space.

The view of the kitchen towards the large bow window with a built-in the bench/sofa. On the left, the lower kitchen block, on the right, the refrigerator columns (with cold control system) especially created for this space.

The side of the kitchen with flush doors for the refrigerator columns, appliances and pantry

The side of the kitchen with flush doors for the refrigerator columns, appliances and pantry, a bespoke design that makes the most of the available walls. On the left, the wine shelf and on the right, the family noticeboard.

 

No cabinets. As it’s the case here, standard kitchen cabinets that would otherwise overpowering the space, are increasingly replaced by wall-to-ceiling units that “disappear” into the background without drawing attention. This solution is equally suitable for a stainless-steel kitchen, thanks to its satin finish, orbited by hand. In their place, above the block with the worktop, slender shelves in different depths house accessories for everyday use.

 

Around the central table, the iconic chairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames in 1950 and currently manufactured by Vitra. A light carpet clearly defines the area. A row of suspended lamps, with copper-plated bulb holders, light up the dinner.

Tailor-made wall cabinets above the worktop. Kitchen by Abimis

Tailor-made wall cabinets above the worktop. The first is as wide as the sugar bowl, with integrated LEDs that light up the worktop, the second, higher up, with a magnetic bar to hang knives, one for the pots and hooks to hold glasses.

The rounded and curved profiles of the Ego kitchen by Abimis,

The rounded and curved profiles of the Ego kitchen by Abimis, with an almost-sculpted effect, convey the craftsmanship-like attention to detail.

Details of the craftsmanship of the drawers of the Ego kitchen block made entirely of stainless steel.

Details of the craftsmanship of the drawers of the Ego kitchen block made entirely of stainless steel.

 

With a distinctive metropolitan flair, this kitchen perfectly combines the retro charm of a large traditional kitchen and the informal modernity of a loft-apartment in industrial-style. The result is a warm, welcoming feel in a space that’s tidy and creative at the same time. A kitchen that invites to you to come in and from which you wouldn’t want to leave, where the time spent cooking and chatting with family or friends flies.

 

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Design project

Kitchen refurbishment  
Location:
Stockholm, Sweden

Architecture and interior design project:
Studio Servabote, Stockholm, Sweden

Kitchen design and sourcing:
Abimis

Photos:
Courtesy Abimis
Credits Matteo Cirenei

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