Sustainability has been THE buzz word of the past few years and manufacturers have been under increasing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the products that they bring to market. Using recycled materials is one way that they have sought to do this. But one company has taken this in a very unexpected direction by producing a kitchen made from recycled, eco-friendly paper. Italian kitchen manufacturer Key Cucine has used PaperStone, an innovative new material composed of recycled paper fiber and non-petroleum-based resins to create the Eco kitchen designed by Alessio Bassan. The original design features a checkerboard modular surface in four different shades suspended on a recessed base. Meticulous attention has been paid to details, such as the PaperStone sink with sunken taps and the board, which provides extra preparation space. The kitchen also benefits from recessed handles making  the doors easier to open without interrupting the smooth, clean design.

Are you surprised to see a kitchen made from paper?