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Island with a View: Dutch Kitchen Incorporates Elegant Aquarium

Island with a View: Dutch Kitchen Incorporates Elegant Aquarium
Island with a View: Dutch Kitchen Incorporates Elegant Aquarium , Courtesy of Rene van Dongen
Courtesy of Rene van Dongen

Amsterdam-based design firm Kolenik Eco Chic Design have released designs of their unique Ocean Kitchen, a transformative new take on residential space. The contemporary minimalist kitchen offers a moment of serenity to the viewer through the inclusion of a vast aquarium beneath the island's countertop. Positioned as the architectural centerpiece of the space, the island in Ocean Kitchen gracefully animates the surrounding kitchen.

Immerse yourself in photos of Ocean Kitchen after the break.

Courtesy of Rene van Dongen
Courtesy of Rene van Dongen

The illuminated tank disguises the cabinetry, appliances and inner-workings of the kitchen using mirrored glass and underwater landscaping. The tank is cleverly arranged in an L-shape to capitalize on space, offering seemingly invisible storage. The grand finale: a sophisticated electronic rising countertop provides an opportunity to feed live fish in the enormous tank. 

Courtesy of Rene van Dongen
Courtesy of Rene van Dongen

Kolenik specializes in sustainable design, offering an environmentally friendly product line. Lead designer Robert Kolenik's portfolio includes the Fletcher Hotel in Amsterdam. 

Want an Ocean Kitchen in your home? Kolenik offers a fully customizable version here.

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Cite: Finn MacLeod. "Island with a View: Dutch Kitchen Incorporates Elegant Aquarium " 23 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/540334/island-with-a-view-dutch-kitchen-incorporates-elegant-aquarium/> ISSN 0719-8884
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