As the way we live has undergone dramatic changes in the past few decades, it is only to be expected that new design solutions are required that better suit our needs. In response to these radical changes in living needs and the difficult global economic trend, Italian kitchen manufacturer Snaidero undertook a project that aimed to create accessible solutions that are easier to design, customise, purchase and inhabit. The result was the Board kitchen, a design that features excellent aesthetic and functional solutions, but is also tailored to limited space requirements that call for flexible and highly customisable industrial solutions.

Developed in collaboration with architect Pietro Arosio, the Board kitchen features an entirely suspended operating unit, which offers enhanced functionality and comfort while creating a lighter aesthetic and structural impact. Thanks to the self-supporting structure, which unfolds from the storage area, the user can enjoy complete freedom of movement when preparing and cooking dishes while using two operating zones capable of working in parallel.

The operating unit – available in two different sizes, 90 cm and 120 cm – is fully equipped for food preparation, cooking and washing activities. The small version is an ideal solution for studio flats or bachelor apartments, whilst the larger operating unit offers the added advantage of an innovative system of dynamic chopping blocks, which are designed to slide along rails depending on whether a work surface is required or not.

With the Board kitchen, Snaidero has managed to offer a new domestic design solution that presents the kitchen as a functional, compact yet charming personal refuge that turns into a socialising space when required. We love the design, how about you?