Something old, something new and something recycled

Perfectly reclaimed old faucet
Perfectly reclaimed old faucet

I love recycling (and I’m not talking about plastic bottles and cans, though that is very important too). I just love it when creative designers, like the team at Cousaert Vanderdockt from Belgium, find old “junk” and turn it into art, furniture and even kitchens.

Kitchens made of reclaimed materials put together geniusly
Kitchens made of reclaimed materials put together geniusly

Though some of the furniture pieces are genius, this blog is all about kitchens, so I’ll focus on that. Their kitchen designs have so much character, so much wonderful texture and just that certain je ne sais quoi about them. The reclaimed wood, together with the antique stone sinks and the old world faucets are put together so cleverly that I just love every part of it.

From the kitchen cabinetry, through the sink and even the faucet.
From the kitchen cabinetry, through the sink and even the faucet.

European kitchens are mostly cleaned lined and very minimalistic, creating the ultimate modern kitchens or the other extreme – old world English or French style kitchens, that are classic and traditional kitchens but in a very balanced and structured way, following symmetrical design rules.

The antique butcher block blends right in.
The antique butcher block blends right in.

Cousaert Vanderdockt designs break all these rules and the molds all together – they are so simple and yet have a lot of depth to them. They feeling they create is just very comfortable and it makes me want to go out and build a house in this theme…

The patina on this stone counter makes it looks like it's been there forever.
The patina on this stone counter makes it looks like it it's been there forever...

 

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Amir J. Ilin, the president of Küche+Cucina, a design firm he started 24 years ago. Ilin’s work has been featured on HGTV, on Donald trump’s The Apprentice, in numerous national publications and on many national magazine covers. He is also the recipient of various design awards, among them “Best of Show Design Award”, from Signature Kitchens & Baths 8 times! Ilin was commissioned to design special projects in very exclusive homes, some located far away from his base in NJ. He was also chosen to create the cabinetry for the newly renovated Plaza Hotel, in NYC, as well as several luxury multi-unit projects around the country. To date, Ilin was involved in installations of more then 3,000 kitchens around the US and the islands, as well as many outside the US, many for well known clients.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Reused material have a warmth and charm that can not be found on new items. Great pictures!

  2. Jennifer

    Love the stone counter. I love a European kitchen

  3. Photo Booth Proms

    This is what I exactly looking for. I really like this style and it is really clean and charm.

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