ISSUE 9  |  Urban Lofts

Kitchen: Loft Space Roundup

March 03, 2011 11:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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 Fouchardiére 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).

Above: A Los Angeles loft by Tommy and Kathleen Clements of the Melrose Project features a kitchen with tiled island (echoing the tiled backsplash) and a suite of Bertoia chairs.