In business since 1929, SieMatic is one of a group of German companies specializing in precision-built kitchen systems that are both designed and made in Germany. What sets the brand apart is its longstanding approach to kitchen cabinetry as furniture. SieMatic began by making kitchen “dressers” that referenced china hutches. And its newest style, the minimalist SieMatic 29, takes inspiration from traditional sideboards. The buffet design comes with an impressive array of à la carte components and looks equally at home in a studio or expansive loft.
Photography courtesy of SieMatic.
Above: The SieMatic 29 recently won the 2016 gold German Design Award bestowed by the German Design Council. Part of the company’s Urban line, it’s made of wood and is available in a range of sizes, colors, and finishes. This example has cabinet fronts in matte black oak with a counter in the company’s made-for-daily-kitchen-use matte lacquer. Its fittings include an induction stovetop, vent hood, built-in lighting, and a USB charging station.
Above: SieMatic’s designs are tailored to each location. Shown here, a stripped-down version set up as a coffee station and storage niche.
Above: The sideboards have subtly beveled side panels. Counter choices range from one-centimeter-thick granite, shown here, to laser-cut laminate, all free of visible seams and joints.
Above: Depending on materials choices, the sideboard can stand out or blend in with its setting. The example on the left is white gloss lacquer with a matte lacquer counter and backsplash in umbra; the compact design on the right is oak veneer with a counter and backsplash in sterling gray laminate.
Above: No more tangle: SieMatic drawer are kitted out for use, from charging station to spice lineup. For more storage inspiration, go to Mise en Place: Kitchen Drawer Tool Organizers and 15 Storage Ideas to Steal from High-End Kitchen Systems.
Above: Cabinets and backsplash can be detailed with the company’s signature aluminum storage accessories, including a backsplash railing with hooks and shallow shelves.
Above: A companion cupboard from the Urban collection fitted with a wall oven, panel-concealed refrigerator, and open storage.
Above: SieMatic puts unused space to work: Cupboard doors stow wooden spoons and other kitchen staples. The company’s stemware storage is aluminum lined with pale oak.
Above: SieMatic has showrooms all over the world, including New York and Montreal. As you might have guessed, price-wise these systems fall at the opposite end of the spectrum from Ikea’s offerings; contact your nearest dealer for details.
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