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Modern Eclectic

House & Garden
Modern Eclectic


Kitchens for every type of reader



The open format of a classic Modern kitchen is a natural answer for a multitasking family. Surfaces are tough and easy to clean without sacrificing beauty, and multiple cooks and other passersby can circulate easily.

From "The Polymaths," April 2006
Kitchen system: Arcilinea

Pendants: vintage Murano glass

Table and chairs: Eero Saarinen Tulip chairs and dining table
 
 
This collector of contemporary furniture establishes a streamlined and nearly monochromatic background, then punches up the scheme with ultramodern pieces. Quirky as they are, the Ron Arad table and translucent seats are utterly practical surfaces for dining.

Table: Ron Arad Walking Table (1990)
ronarad.com

Chairs: Olivier Vedrine for Neotu-Studioc
neotu.com

 

In this exacting modern design, even the natural Carrera marble and warm wood has a elegant gloss, and everything stows out of sight to transform the space to a pristine, calm venue for dinner.

From "Modernist Marriage," November 2004
Floors:Carrera marble

carrera-marble.com

Countertop: Corian
corian.com

Cabinets: Putman oak cabinetry

Chairs: Moroso
moroso.it

Faucet: Tara, by Dornbracht
dornbracht.com

 

The beachy feel and visual interest of this kitchen makes efficiency seem secondary, but the pass-through that is part of its charm, ample drawer storage and economical floor plan make it suitable for keeping up with an active family.

From "Island Idyll," June 2005
Range and hood: Thermador thermador.com

Wall tiles: By Ramon Curiel from Cuban Tropical Tile, Inc.
305-633-8941

Chairs: Thonet classic Cafe Daum chairs
thonet.com.au

Table: Saarinen tulip table from Knoll
knoll.com
 
 

With acid-etched glass diffusing the light and warmed by a dark wood floor, this classic red and stainless modern kitchen is a cozy but functional landing spot for couples and kids.

From "Ideal Perspective," April 2004.

Cabinetry: Bulthaup bulthaup.com

Lighting: Sylvan R. Shemitz & Associates 203-934-3441

Faucet: KWC
kwc.com

Chairs: vintage Warren McArthur: dining chairs
 
 

Jonathan Adler's urban nook demonstrates how a small kitchen can be both economical and expressive.

From "Pulling No Punches," June 2005

 

This adaptable, dress-up or dress-down kitchen depends on a rich mix of traditional, high-tech surfaces and assertive colors.

From "City by the Sea," March 2004

Chairs: Terence Conran shop

Refrigerator: SubZero

 
 
 

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