Living in a small apartment with a tiny kitchenette can be limiting, especially before holiday seasons like Christmas when you tend to cook it up and spend some time in the kitchen. Whenever I get asked by friends if I cook a lot, I deny it. Because I don’t. But that does not mean I don’t like to cook. I am just too limited in my miniature kitchenette leaving no space for creative concoctions and being scarce with an inviting and inspiring atmosphere. In the past years dwelling in such a small space, I have learned to appreciate the importance of a beautiful kitchen. Not only it inherits the power to boost your culinary endeavors, but it also enhances the quality of life. It is a known matter of fact that for many people the kitchen represents the home’s beating heart and center space.
Whenever I daydream of a bigger place I also envision a spacious, light-filled kitchen. A space that invites and inspires, a space defined by its layout, its appliances and functionality as well as its materials, textures and colors.
In order to better understand kitchen design aspects and the variety of materials, I had a look into the showroom of Dross & Schaffer Ludwig 6, an idea lab of creative kitchen designs based in Munich. This is a reall kitchen design studio – kitchen experts who have profound insights about the current trends in kitchen design, materials and kitchen planning. Currently they are exhibiting a brand new kitchen design which definitely caught my eye: Deep, saturated blues combined with grey and natural wood seem to combine a Scandinavian rustic feel with a very urban look. Clear lines, simple shapes and various textures emphasize the richness in kitchen design – natural wood elements, leather handles, natural stone worktops and a combination of matt kitchen fronts and glossy metro tiles highlight the sophisticated design aspect of this kitchen. The kitchen shown here has a worktop made of natural stone, in this case quartzite with a rich deepness and handles made of saddle leather.
The planning of this kitchen took three full months. I am always fascinated by the fact that kitchens are more complex than any other aspect of our interiors. Here, more than anywhere else in our home, it’s of utmost importance to find a perfect balance between functionality and style. It is a task that requires professional, experienced skills. And it is not only the overall look of a kitchen that counts, but it is also about the refined details, many of which were manufactured by local experts within the network of Dross & Schaffer Ludwig 6. It is the mix of styles and materials that sets a very modern tone in this kitchen says Stan Rusch, interior architect and managing director of Dross & Schaffer Ludwig 6. And I can only agree with him. I wouldn’t mind to get creative and rattle the pots and pans in such a stylish kitchen.
If you’re in Munich, get a look yourself at Dross & Schaffer Ludwig 6.
Dross & Schaffer Ludwig 6, Ludwigstraße 6, 80539 München
Photography via Ludwig 6
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