MUT Design uses copper, marble and ash for "seductive" freestanding kitchen

Spanish studio MUT Design has created modular kitchen units from materials commonly found elsewhere in the home.

Float kitchen by MUT

MUT Design's Float collection comprises a kitchen island, a cupboard, a glass cabinet, a serving cart and a room divider.

By creating a system with more flexibility, and using materials such as copper, ash and marble, the designers hoped to create a kitchen fit for its contemporary role as "the heart of the home".

Float kitchen by MUT

"Our objective was to create a collection that broke the barriers between the living room and the kitchen – open space was our starting point," MUT Design founder Alberto Sanchez told Dezeen. "We wanted to create an aesthetic kitchen collection, more akin to the living room than to kitchen spaces."

Float kitchen by MUT

"We live at a time when kitchens are again given centre stage within our homes. The Float collection arises as a radically innovative proposal, hoping to return the kitchen its status as a fully habitable space."

The island is designed to be the main food preparation area. A marble sink sits on top of a copper column housed within an ash frame. Its drawers and trays are removable to provide access to utensils from both sides, making it easier for multiple people to use the space at the same time.

Float kitchen by MUT

A large cupboard – designed to house appliances and other kitchen paraphernalia – completes the basic kitchen.

Float kitchen by MUT

In addition, the glass cabinet and the serving cart bridge the roles traditionally played by kitchen and living room furniture. Both are made from ash and powder-coated steel, with the addition of a low level copper tray. The room divider provides a way to delineate the two spaces without completely separating them.

Float kitchen by MUT

"I wanted objects to work as a whole but I also wanted them to be independent, so ultimately the decision on how to combine them depends on the user," said Sanchez.

Float kitchen by MUT

"Our intention was to recover an attractive and seductive format for a classic and noble material such as wood, thus granting the final product a strong personality and authenticity."

Float kitchen by MUT

All elements are handmade in Spain and are designed to fold flat for delivery. MUT Design's previous projects include hexagonal cement floor tiles designed to imitate the psychedelic patterns seen through a kaleidoscope.