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Modular Modernism: Space-Saving Kitchen Cabinet System



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At first glance, these kitchen cabinets and drawers by Michel Cornu look appealing but simple and modern – black and silver storage spaces hung from the wall. Closer inspection reveals that these are part of dynamic space-saving interior design system that maximizes function through movable wall units.

Tucked between layers of sliding cabinetry, the essentials cooking can be found hidden at the core: stove, oven, faucet, sink with a preparation surface in between and a refrigerator to one side. Why stop at the kitchen? This same strategy could be applied to beds, televisions and other household objects in various rooms just as easily.

When not in use, the constituent elements can be slid up and down to move them out of the way and create varying layouts and spatial configurations. Of course, those of you with some construction experience and keen eye for functionality in design will notice one small problem: unlike in these idealized illustrations, it would be very difficult to allow plumbing-or-piping-required fixtures to float freely in space.

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