Mimetic, functional, dynamic, versatile. They conceal and reveal themselves and tickle curiosity. And they surprise endlessly.
If we wanted to compare them to a type of personality, we could say that they resemble a moderate person who does not like to flaunt, who pays close attention to detail and boasts a very lively interior life, a multifaceted intimacy ready to be discovered.
The concealed kitchens adapt to any type of environment, large or contained, super contemporary or traditional, formal or intimate. The common feature? The kitchen area that stands out as the (not always evident) protagonist of the enlarged space.
Elegant and with modern glamour, TM Italia’s concealed kitchens have been designed in order to reveal the workstation and the functional spaces. Magically, the column’s majestic shutters retract, flow and disappear in the sidewall through a different and extremely flowing system of mobilization.
As a matter of fact, concealed kitchens are characterized by moving elements and different moving systems that allow the operational space and the appliance being hidden. Modern and functional kitchens that, once closed, mark the surrounding out leaving it orderly and linear.
Why choosing concealed kitchens?
Multifunctional environments with broadened conviviality are increasingly common in interior design. Sometimes it is the limited space of urban apartments that imposes the coexistence of the kitchen, dining, living and study areas.
Much more often, this coexistence is determined by the desire to get rid of traditional barriers and to give space to the concept of sharing, with family and friends in the various moments that characterize the flow of the day.
The concealed kitchens are highly effective design solutions for either high-quality confined spaces or open living rooms.
Compact kitchens, ideal to rationalize the space.
This kind of kitchen design is indeed the perfect choice for those who have a small space available and need to make the most of every centimetre of the room. When the square footage is not that abundant, there is an automatic need to hide the kitchen, partially or completely. The concealed kitchen are space-saving solutions especially for studio-apartments, two-room apartments and open spaces, whenever there should be the need to preserve a good visual impact and to keep the walkway clear from obstructions.
A hidden kitchen made of Corinthian stone that can be concealed by pocket doors in elmwood. This kitchen project that enhances TM Italia’s tailoring skill.
Functional and living-room-integrated concealed kitchens.
In addition to being practical and functional, TM Italia’s concealed kitchens, through a simple act, turn into a furniture’s accessory. Linear volumes that synergically integrate into the living room and combine harmony and refinement. The perfect mix of compactness, functionality and aesthetic.
In Lido di Jesolo, located in the prestigious residential complex designed by architect Richard Meier, we installed a kitchen with island designed on the T45 Evo model and concealed columns in perfect stylistic continuity with the living area wall. In chromatic and material coherence with the paneling of the corridor wall, the kitchen has been designed with folding doors in “Rovere grezzo sabbia” oak wood, on D90 model with inside handle.
Essential and volumes’ elegance
A concealed kitchen is a flawless project regarding elegance and formal integrity. Sober elegance and sartorial details that are able to reveal, like on a big stage, the daily show of the Italian cuisine, keeping everything gathered up and orderly within a single volume.
TM Italia‘s design flexibility reaches its highest expression in this extremely refined composition. The combination of a few sartorial elements, made on D90 model, allows the transformation of the space according to the customer’s needs. The column side, on D90 concept, is characterized by Noce Canaletto finish with inside handles. A column with retractable doors hides the worktop in Pietra di Corinto brullato stone with assembled sink.
Concealed kitchens in the office
Even when arranging for the furniture of a single multi-functional space, as in the case of an office, it is necessary trying to organize a kitchen project with alternatives that take into consideration a concealed kitchen’s cabinet. In this kind of kitchens, the high flexibility and design must be the main characteristics and must be able to coexist in a polyhedral space that adapts to everyday life. As in the case of the Off Kitchen, a multifaceted, versatile and wide concealed kitchen. The kitchen enriches the workplace with style, transforming it: a countertop that becomes a desk or a conference table but, if necessary, is still a kitchen in any case.
The must of the project? Optimize the interior spaces to neatly arrange dishes, tools and appliances, hide work areas of the kitchen by means of easily retractable doors hiding in the side compartments or by sliding surfaces that become dining tables, create stylistically fluid environments where the materials used for the doors and the worktops match the rest of the project. Last but not least: design by bearing in mind the concept of meta-kitchen – a place where we cook and eat, but also a place of relationships, entertainment, play, work, sharing and intimacy.
Concealed kitchens – doors
The concealed kitchens complete of retractable or sliding doors, camouflage the different elements of the kitchen inside the columns.
The concealed kitchen projects are equipped with all the functional elements that, if necessary, can be hidden through the use of doors whether they are recessed, coplanar, folding or retractable pocket doors.
In the concealed kitchens with retractable pocket doors, the doors once folded, enter into the lateral spacer. The pocket door system makes it possible to hide the operational area inside a linear system of columns. The doors open up by folding and return sideways inside the structure leaving the workspace completely open. These columns can be indifferently equipped with inside and outside grip and are available in the G180,T45 e D90 concepts.
The retractable doors can be applied to all the kitchen models on the catalogue, as long as the columns has a minimum depth of 70 cm; as in the case of the kitchens designed according to the D90 concept, with an internal grip. Here, the central doors are equipped with a recessed retractable mechanism, where they slide inside the structure after being opened.
The concealed kitchens with columns equipped with folding doors, available in the D90 concept, are able to fulfill any containment need. The “folding” mechanism makes it possible to close the doors, keeping the grip in the frontal area for the following extraction, like in this kitchen. In this case, the column must have a minimum depth of 83 cm. In TM Italia’s concealed kitchens, realized on the D90 model, we can find again parallel doors, with either a manual opening or electro-assisted. By guaranteeing the minimum conspicuity, the doors benefit from a parallel opening system and open up by sliding one on another to reveal a workstation or other elements.
The importance of home automation in concealed kitchens: functional equipment and handling systems
The modern concealed kitchens are equipped with surfaces that slide easily and, once the food preparation is over, they allow you to create a living room with a tidy and comfortable appearance. In all this, home automation plays a fundamental role: in fact, hi-tech mechanisms are inserted in the design of concealed kitchens that are based on safety sensors and ensure that the closing movement of the doors is performed when there are no objects that obstruct its correct functioning.
Do you think that concealed kitchens are the right union between functionality, aesthetics and compactness?