Located in a former congregational house in Germany, this minimalist kitchen adds a decidedly modern feel to this historic space, along with its original stained glass windows set in pointed Gothic arches.
A unique collaboration of a photographer, two designers, and a century-old cabinet company, this small kitchen makes history in its own little way.
The kitchen was a project of the long-time friends Udo Knake and Hartmuth Klemme. Knake is the owner of the manufacturer Möbelfabrik Werner Knake (founded in 1914). Klemme is a freelance photographer and the kitchen was installed in his studio in Herford, Germany. Arno Honvehlmann supported both men in the design.
"We wanted to set contrasts," says Udo Knake. The designers achieved this goal through color and style choices. Darker wood countertops provide contrast to the white walls and off-white cabinets. And in comparison to the Gothic arched window styles, the cabinetry has a minimalist design.
The high-gloss cabinets in creamy white are framed by walnut panels. A matte finish allows the wood to maintain a its very natural look.
Design: Hartmuth Klemme, Udo Knake, Arno Honvehlmann.
Möbelfabrik Werner Knake