Continuing with this week's loft theme: a roundup of kitchens we admire that embody the urban loft aesthetic: open shelving, workbench-like islands, an absence of ornament.
Above: The Hoeber loft in Philadelphia by QB3 Design features a wall of shelves and two freestanding stainless-steel-topped workspaces.
Above: Rigorously organized shelves display a collection of white tableware and stainless pieces by Stelton. The faucet is from Boffi's Minimal line.
Above: The Soho loft of Natalya Kashper of DUB Studios features a sleek white kitchen inserted into a stripped-down shell.
Above: The London loft of Ochre partner Solange de la Fouchardière features polished concrete floors, exposed ventilation ducts, and a glass backsplash.
Above: Dutch artist Paula Leen's loft kitchen in Amsterdam features a long workbench countertop, photographed by Hotze Eisma (to see—and purchase—Leen's felt creations, go to Lisa Fontanarose Collection).