Designer    Feature 11 Sep 2017

Cue the catwalk as we discuss the key kitchen trends of 2017

It’s time to simplify style. Trends are forever evolving and occasionally it can be difficult to see the wood through the mass of millennial pink. So, we’ve earmarked the key style that are driving creativity in the kitchen sector, starting with chef-style storage


Aran Cucine – The Bella kitchen from Aran Cucine is crafted from a combination of 28mm thick MDF doors in a high gloss laminate finish, with an open storage system in a wood-effect veneer and matching dark veneer breakfast bar – that dramatically intersects the main island.

Hub Kitchens – The Cut kitchen, designed by London-based architect Alessandro Isola and produced by Record è Cucine is an exclusive design to Hub Kitchens. The innovative creation features a unique storage solution that suspends bottles, utensils and oils in a two-storey shelf over the preparation and cooking area.

Mark Taylor – Simple and sophisticated, Mark Taylor takes
a classical approach to storage in his bespoke-designed kitchens, with a country- kitchen-inspired pantry. A wooden workbench within the pantry allows for extra prep stations.


“Surfaces are becoming cleaner with appliance being integrated, but open shelves are sometimes adopted near cooking areas to create a chef-prep vibe.”

Mark Taylor, Managing Director, Mark Taylor Design


Featured: The homeowner’s fondness for an open plan structure and the inspiration of a carpenter’s workshop, led to the creation of this simple Bulthaup B2 kitchen. The kitchen ensemble is comprised of two tall units and two workbenches, that allow ‘tools’ to be close at hand, just as they are in a workshop and in a professional kitchen.

Bulthaup |
Published in Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Magazine