Compact Design

Simplistic kitchens and furniture to expand urban core living
Implications - As more people move toward city lifestyles and smaller dwellings, kitchens are becoming more simple and compact to maximize smaller living spaces. Fold-aways and wall extensions are allowing kitchen appliances to hide and expand when needed, giving city dwellers clean and sleek open spaces.
SCORE: 5.2
Warm Top 6 Examples: 328,733 Total Clicks Nov 08 - Jun 09
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Hidden Kitchens - Troy Adams Design's Concept Keeps Appliances Under Cover
SCORE: 6.7
V. Hot 111,637 Clicks Pub: Jun 3, 09
Hidden Kitchens
Troy Adams Design's Concept Keeps Appliances Under Cover
The gallery shows Troy Adams Design’s amazing futuristic concept for a “kitchen within a kitchen.” Actually, you’d hardly know a kitchen even existed because it’s hidden. Think you’re seeing a simple… [More]
Flat-Pack Kitchens - Oma's Rache Folds Out to Reveal 3D Dining Room and Kitchen
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 77,643 Clicks Pub: May 8, 09
Flat-Pack Kitchens
Oma's Rache Folds Out to Reveal 3D Dining Room and Kitchen
The Oma's Rache kitchen is capable of performing all sorts of wonderful things, just like your multi-talented grandma (which is what 'Oma' means in German). The extremely compact kitchen folds flat against… [More]
Compact Kitchen Innovations - Rendez-Vous From Electrolux Opens Up Cuisine
SCORE: 5.4
Warm 38,339 Clicks Pub: May 21, 09
Compact Kitchen Innovations
Rendez-Vous From Electrolux Opens Up Cuisine
Thanks to the Rendez-Vous designed by Electrolux, guests can be entertained in new innovative space-saving kitchens. There is never enough room in the kitchen, and most of the time guests are left unattended… [More]
Glittery Compact Kitchens - The Isola S Swarovski Island
SCORE: 4.3
Warm 43,341 Clicks Pub: Nov 2, 08
Glittery Compact Kitchens
The Isola S Swarovski Island
Somehow, cooking dinner or washing the dishes would be a whole lot more glamorous if I could have a kitchen like this. The sinuous and futuristic lines of the Isola S kitchen island (part of a complete… [More]
Micro-Cube Kitchens - The Portable Kitchen 'Opening' from Targa Italia
SCORE: 5
Warm 33,942 Clicks Pub: May 26, 09
Micro-Cube Kitchens
The Portable Kitchen 'Opening' from Targa Italia
After researching effective uses of space for a modern city dweller, designers were able to come up with ‘Opening’ - a kitchen in a box. The full kitchen comes in two boxes, with stainless steel… [More]
Portable Kitchens - Dzmitry Samal's 'Kitchen for Singles' Rotates for Prep, Storage and Cooking
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 23,831 Clicks Pub: Mar 5, 09
Portable Kitchens
Dzmitry Samal's 'Kitchen for Singles' Rotates for Prep, Storage and Cooking
Everyone who's ever lived in a shoebox-sized apartment can appreciate the space-saving glory of Dzmitry Samal's 'Kitchen for Singles.' This portable island rotates out like a mobile phone to expose multiple… [More]