A HIMACS kitchen island as a functional work of art
The architect Trix van der Mark from Interieurwerken Bone Solid in the Netherlands created this unique kitchen to bring us an unexpected spin on sleek, elegant design. With its play on shapes and curves, this organic HIMACS kitchen island verges on an art project.
The customer wanted an original kitchen, with organic and fluid shapes that create more of a work of art than a kitchen, all while maintaining the functionality. The specifications required a versatile, robust, hygienic material and a flawless design to produce this open-plan kitchen, and most importantly to let the imagination flow towards bold, organic shapes with perfect curves.
The architect adds that “in the quest for an innovative material, the customer came to us following a recommendation from Baars & Bloemhoff, a HIMACS distributor in the Netherlands. She was looking for a company that could tell her more about HIMACS in terms of its possibilities, treatment and design. She was immediately thrilled by the way the material could blend into a space and become its centerpiece.”
To preserve the space’s modern look, the façades and worktop of the island were created in HIMACS to produce harmonious, perfect curves. The result is a seamless design with a HIMACS sink, a hob, 3 drawer units, a cupboard, an open space for towels and a dishwasher.
With its curved lines and perfect finishes, the island’s tone is highlighted by the units on the back wall fitted with two ovens and a fridge, and the cladding on the side walls.
This innovative island shows not only how versatile the material is: infinitely thermoformable and non-porous with no visible seams, but also how a clear vision and understanding of the material by the designer means that there really are infinite possibilities.
The challenge of designing this organic shape in the existing space was to make sure there was enough room to move around it while offering the functionality a kitchen requires.
Everything was carefully considered, including the integrated hob and sink, the location of the dishwasher and its door opening and the surrounding frame created for ease of opening And let’s not forget the rounded drawers, a real challenge for the interior architect.
Location: Purmerend, The Netherlands
Design: Interior designer Trix van der Mark of Bone Interieurwerken/Bone Solid
Production: Bone Solid / Bone Interieurwerken
HIMACS distributor: Baars & Bloemhoff
Photo credits: © Wouter van der Sar
Material and equipment:
Façades and worktop: HIMACS Alpine White S028 www.himacs.eu
Sink: bottom in stainless steel and side walls in HIMACS Alpine White S028
Base: Solid grade HPL
Interior: decorative panels in anthracite gray
Draws: BLUM Orion grey
Drawer lighting: Häfele Loox5 LED
Socket system: S-Box Chameleon
Hood: Elica star