BEAUTY IN THE FRIDGE

Designer Focus | Custom Kitchens with Piet Boon

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We sit down with Dutch designer and founder of namesake studio Piet Boon to dissect the details of three custom-designed kitchens that reflect the studio’s commitment to quality craftsmanship and their signature aesthetic. 

Based in Amsterdam, Studio Piet Boon’s portfolio spans residential, hospitality, retail and furniture design and a kitchen line. The Piet Boon kitchen line comprises ten distinct kitchen concepts ‘tailored to taste’ that each explore a different lifestyle through layout, forms and materials. 

In this feature, we’re venturing to the Piet Boon Kitchen and Dining Showroom in Oostzaan, the Netherlands, to learn more about Piet Boon’s formula to a premium, functional kitchen.

Produced in partnership with Gaggenau

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The BRUTAL Kitchen

The Modern Monochrome Kitchen

The BRUTAL Kitchen takes its name from its Brutalist appearance, with rigid lines and heavy use of natural stone. Handleless cabinetry, square-edged benchtops and an integrated sink make a case for a streamlined, ‘no-nonsense’ kitchen ready for intensive use.

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The BRUTAL Kitchen

The Entertainer’s Kitchen

When asked what he insists on in every kitchen, Piet Boon says it’s kitchen functionality for the user. “When undertaking a new kitchen project, we not only look at where the kitchen is located in the home but consider the family composition of who lives there and the different entry points into the kitchen,” Piet explains.

This considered approach can be seen in Studio Piet Boon’s Amsterdam Residence – a converted 20th-century industrial building home to an art-collecting client with love for entertaining. The eccentric home features the EDGE Kitchen, positioned perfectly under a large skylight and grand chandelier in the elevated kitchen space.

The EDGE Kitchen grants a new meaning to ‘kitchen living’ by blurring the boundaries between preparing and cooking food and enjoying it with friends. Conventional room barriers fall away in the EDGE Kitchen, creating a dynamic and visually appealing culinary meeting point that encourages conversation and togetherness. 

Accompanying the EDGE Kitchen in the Amsterdam Residence, Piet Boon naturally specifed the Gaggenau 400 series Combi-Steam Oven and Gaggenau 400 series Oven for their superior cooking capabilities and longstanding reputation. “Clients who opt for a Piet Boon kitchen in their own home often complete their kitchen with equipment designed for a professional chef, like the Gaggenau 400 series,” Piet says.

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The EDGE Kitchen and SAAR kitchen stool

“Functionality is woven into our design signature and plays an essential role in every decision we make at Studio Piet Boon.”

 

– designer Piet Boon

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The Family Kitchen

The FRAME Kitchen is characterised by the pronounced mouldings in the bespoke cabinetry, lending itself to a contemporary-classic aesthetic complete with a traditional glass display cabinet, butler’s pantry and laundry room.

Piet Boon selected floorboards, oak cabinetry and heat-resistant Caesarstone benchtops to create a harmonious palette and spacious kitchen area. At the same time, the integrated bench seat allows a family to cook and eat together in the same setting.

In the FRAME Kitchen, Studio Piet Boon selected the Gaggenau 400 series Combi-Steam Oven and Gaggenau 400 series Oven. Piet says Gaggenau appliances align with his studio’s aesthetic and design philosophy through their versatility and innovation. “The Gaggenau range offers different colours, a sleek design and of course the many functional and professional features every chef would aspire to have in their own kitchen,” Piet adds.

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The FRAME Kitchen

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The FRAME Kitchen and Piet Boon IDS dining table atop wooden floors also designed by Piet.

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