As the brutalist movement continues to increase in popularity, I want to take a look how concrete can be used in different ways and how it can take on different purposes in the kitchen. Continue below for 8 kitchen ideas.
1. NORM ARCHITECTS: concrete island
NORM Architects have achieved both a contemporary and brutalist look with this impactful kitchen. The light finish of the herringbone floors softens the overall tone of what could be a dark kitchen. The dark cupboards and units draw your eye to the statement solid concrete island. The island is further softened with the simplicity of the gold tap and the floral pendant lights hanging above.
2. LILJENCRANTZ DESIGN: concrete countertops
Liljencrantz Design have incorporated concrete in the kitchen worktops which blend seamlessly through to the marble back splash. The maple cabinets are beautifully warming and provide depth to this simplistic kitchen. L O V E.
3. DEVOL KITCHENS: concrete floor
This deep olive coloured Devol Kitchen sits on a concrete polished floor. They have used crittal style doors and windows in this kitchen, which are increasingly popular and add an industrial dimension to the room, which also ties in with the rustic floor.
4. MCLAREN EXCELL: concrete everything
You'd be inclined to think a kitchen that uses this much concrete in it would appear cold, and uninviting. McLaren Excell has managed achieved the opposite. The floors, bench and table flow cleanly, into one another while the kitchen cabinets add texture to the minimalistic space. The full height windows provide ample light into the room, and give a sense of an 'indoor/outdoor' set up.
5. KATE ZIMMERMAN TURPIN: white concrete
I've been wanting to experiment with white concrete for a while now. I love how it gives you a totally different finish, tapping into a much more neutral colour palette, softer than maybe the grey of your typical concrete. Kate Zimmerman Turpin showcases white concrete beautifully with these countertops, giving a Spanish plaster look.
6. JAMES FENNEL / THE INTERIOR ARCHIVE: concrete shelving
Why do shelves have to be flat and open? Why can't they be neat pockets for all your kitchen goodies? James showcases how you can be innovate with shelving, demonstrated here with a whole shelving wall, almost creating a wall of art. Now this is a shelfie if ever I saw one.
7. ERNO GOLDFINGER: concrete walls
This brutalist flat sits on the 6th floor of the Trellic Tower. In 1972, the tower was commissioned by the Greater London Council and designed in the brutalist style of architect Erno Goldfinger. Rough concrete walls and ceilings are consistent throughout the flat & here, is softened with maple coloured parquet floorboards and oak kitchen units. Complimenting the grey colour palette, Erno has also used stainless steel for the countertops, light switches and shelves.
8. THE-DAILYS: concrete sink
I absolutely LOVE this farmhouse concrete sink, posted by 'the-dailys.com' and found via pinterest. I love how industrial it is, the character of it, how bashed around it looks adding to its history. It sits so well into this quirky farmhouse kitchen, making me feel all warm and fuzzy. The copper pipe taps add to its industrial feel, while the linen curtain cupboard adds to it's lived in feeling.