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f space in your living room is something that you are lacking, it’s best to have an open-plan kitchen. This design project is a great example of how to effectively integrate your kitchen into the rest of the home while creating a free-flowing space. The small apartment in question is a pied-à-terre in Berlin, which was skillfully designed by Ruby design_living studio for a manager who is always on the move. Here, colours and materials were chosen with great care.


By pulling down a partition wall, a more welcoming environment is instantly created: the two windows fill the space with light and the contrasting colours give the illusion of a larger space.


In this open-plan space, each area is define and kept separate. The focal point is the Zen kitchen hood by Novy, a translucent box which adds warmth with its delicate light. What’s more, the black wall is the perfect backdrop for the kitchen hood: it creates a dramatic effect and subtly connects with the sofa on the other side of the living room.


The Zen kitchen hood by Novy takes centre stage.  Matt lacquered kitchen Twelwe by Poliform Varenna. Bespoke top in Corian fitted with Miele appliances. On the wall in blackboard paint the interior designers have left a message for the owner: “Schön, dass du wieder da bist!“. “Welcome back!”


The kitchen counter, with storage on both sides, divides kitchen and living room, keeping everything tidy: dishes on one side, cookware on the other one - everything is within reach. The white minimalist kitchen blends in seamlessly into the living room.



The concept of this space is a simple yet brilliant one. The space feels light and airy thanks to the clean lines of the furniture; the stark contrast of black and white gives depth to the space while warmth is provided by both the oak parquet flooring and the golden colour of the kitchen hood. In this way, the open kitchen elegantly becomes an integral part of the living room. 



Design project

A studio apartment with an open-plan kitchen

Location: Berlin Friedrichshain, Germay

Interior design project and furniture sourcing:
RUBY designliving GmbH & Co. KG
Julie-Wolfthorn-Str. 1, 10115 Berlin
Tel: 00 49 (0) 639 68 73-30
Email: letter@ruby-designliving.de
Website: www.ruby-designliving.de

Kitchen Poliform Varenna Berlin
Showroom Mitte
Torstr. 149, 10119 Berlin
Tel: 0049 (0) 30 40055923
Email: mail@poliform-varenna-berlin.de
Website: varenna-berlin.de

Courtesy Poliform Varenna Berlin

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