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4 Best Ways to Organise Your Kitchen Clutter



Valcucine: Genius Loci
Those who love to cook understand that keeping kitchen clutter at bay while keeping equipment within reach is a major challenge. Unveiled earlier this year in Milan, Italian manufacturer Valcucine created Genius Loci to address the dilemma. Designed by Gabriele Centazzo and inspired by old-fashioned secretaries with their wealth of storage and hidden drawers, Genius Loci includes a super organised drawer available in two versions: angled with a slightly outwards bottom to create a handle, and minimal to align flush with cabinet doors. Meanwhile, the Air Logica system is an ergonomic back panel that houses and conceals bits and bobs such as small appliances and dish drainers, giving the space a tidy look when everything is put away.



Boffi: Salinas
Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola designed the award-winning wallpaper design Salinas exclusively for Italian manufacturer Boffi. Configured for today’s social and interactive kitchen environments, Salina features a large stone sink, lower cabinets with aluminium framed doors, worktops in ceramic, decorated lava or Lasermat, and a tubular metal, a stack on structure for shelves, hanging ladles and integration of lighting. Available either suspended or floor mounted, solid wood peninsula tables can be fixed or slide out to form an ad hoc bar. Handy trenches built into the storage shelves allow small accessories to be easily within reach. The overall look resembles the lightness of floating cabinets while being entirely practical.



Bulthaup: B3 Milan
Unveiled earlier this year in Milan, B3 Milan, by German kitchen cabinet extraordinaire Bulthaup, underscores the kitchen table is the heart of the home. While in use, B3 transforms into an efficient working space for preparing gourmet meals; when functioning as a social space, everything at eye-level is hidden for a comfortable ambience. The Bulthaup wall is the key: functional panels behind an adjoining cupboard allows the necessary utensils to slide out when in use; once the meal is prepared, the panel slides back to hide the work tools again. In addition, the worktop is free-standing, allowing for the space below for customised storage – or left open for a clean look.



Poggenpohl: +STAGE
The kitchen becomes the home’s theatre with +STAGE by Germany’s Poggenpohl. Consisting of 120cm wide units with pocket doors that tuck neatly inside while in use, +STAGE can be used in the kitchen or living area – perfect for Hong Kong’s small scale living where these functions merge. Blended into a tall unit or used as a stand-alone feature, they are available in the design themes of a bar, office, breakfast, wardrobe, kitchen and tea – and in any combinations of these to suit specific lifestyles. Whether in the form of a coffee station off the kitchen, a home office with a fold-down work surface, or as a wine bar with an under the counter cellar, +STAGE’s eye-catching finishes enhances a unique way of living.