Penthouse with view for Minacciolo

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  • The worktop for the island kitchen is made of galvanized steel and features a sink, induction cooktop and modern concealed hood
  • The entire layout was designed to ensure that traditional, timeless forms interweave with high technology and the extreme functionality of a product for living, intended to store kitchenware and be used with ease
  • The island kitchen from the Natural Skin collection used to decorate this penthouse in Kiev is made of tri-ply heat-treated wood ? the beauty of the design is apparent in the technical details, which evince the product's high quality
  • The large glass walls create a continuum with the surrounding environment that combines cement with wood, creating a stark contrast between entirely man-made structures and the simplicity of nature
  • A reminder of Kiev?s natural landscape and climate is provided by the inclusion of a wood burning fireplace ? an elegant feature with a cement base and modern details that warms the living area
  • The desire to bring nature into a building with clearly industrial lines also allows for an elegant minimalism that has dirty white and slate black as its main features

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14 FEB 2017
The natural aspect of the Minacciolo kitchen warms the atmosphere in this modern penthouse in Kiev, designed on the effective contrast of materials

The panoramic view looking out over the city of Kiev surely inspired the interior design of this 30th floor penthouse, a project  - signed by Olga Akulova Design - that takes into consideration the existing environment and urban fabric, creating a light, stable and extremely pleasing harmony among the parts. The large windows contribute to the overall effect, giving the impression of an expansive, uninterrupted view both outside and inside the home. The strong, cold unfinished grey surfaces of the buildings are echoed in this open space by the flooring and especially the ceiling and exposed cement columns. The cement and modernity of the structure sets off the furniture made of natural materials like wood, which warm the setting and parallel nature in the form of the trees framing the buildings below.

The star of this spacious environment is the kitchen, which features an island from the Natural Skin collection by Minacciolo and lends warmth and texture to the room with its characteristic natural wood.
Developed in a small-sized island composition with a monolitic design, the Natural Skin kitchen creates a functional corner offering a sculptural presence. Provided by a natural, warm cladding that envelopes the total black structure, it spreads a strong as well warm materical appeal.

 

Photo Credits: © Andrey Avdeenko

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