Drawer Kitchen by Gitta Gschwendtner

London designer Gitta Gschwendtner presented a kitchen island comprising a pile of drawers and a sink at the Wallpaper* Handmade exhibition in Milan last month.

Called Drawer Kitchen, the unit was designed for Italian brand Schiffini and appears from three sides as a series of different-sized, randomly stacked boxes.

All the drawers in the unit are functional and they can all be opened at the same time.

The kitchen will be published in the August issue of Wallpaper*.

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Here's some more information from Gschwendtner:

The Drawer Kitchen is a functional kitchen island that has a very sculptural, abstract and deconstructivist appearance, almost like an 'exploded' storage unit. The unit looks dynamic when not in use, but become even more dramatic when the drawers are being pulled out.

The Drawer Kitchen is designed to be positioned in an open plan kitchen/dining area with the drawer front facing the dining area and the sink back facing the rest of the main kitchen. It creates a link between food preparation and the social aspect of eating.

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