Today I want to talk about these incredible new high gloss kitchen units that are like a cross between something from a futuristic spacecraft, and strangely a 1950′s American diner (in terms of the shape anyway).
There are in my eyes 2 things that make these units stand out, and those are the really, REALLY reflective surface of the high gloss finish, and the rounded corners and shape that adds to the effect.
I don’t really know how to describe in words just how these units appear.
Because of the gloss finish they don’t look or feel like a normal work surface, they have an almost glassy look to them, and you can’t quite put your finger on what material they look like, they do seem to be some kind of strange polished stone, but of course they are not, it is just how the finish is applied.
They remind me in some ways of the kind of polished finish you might see on an expensive sports car, and perhaps part of the thing that gives this impression is those rounded corners.
The roundness off the units is partly what gives me the impression of an American diner, or those big old cadillacs from the 40′s and 50′s, or maybe it’s one of those classic lunch boxes I’m thinking of with the rounded lid, the ones the guys sat on top of the steelwork in NYC might have had with them.
It’s the combination of the shape and the finish that really sets these kitchen units apart, and makes them a very contemporary design that would look right at home in even the most expensive of homes, and they are definitely the latest fashion and design.
As you can see from the image to the right, they are not just available in standard colours either, this one is aubergine, but you can also get them in a variety of very bright and very striking colours, so as you can imagine it is possible to create some incredible designs, and to come up with a space that is unique and highly personalised.
Since the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house today, it is good to see design concepts such as these coming to the fore and the kitchen being redefined as a room that is not just functional, but that can be made visually very appealing with the clever deployment and layout of these high class kitchen units and fittings.