Concrete Kitchen. Designed by Steininger Designs.
When Martin Steininger developed the Concrete Kitchen for his Vienna-based company, Steininger Designs, he wanted to share another way that concrete can be used - other than its evident form in sidewalk squares, building foundations, and bridges - so he shared with us his innovative concrete kitchen space. But even with this brand new use of the durable material, many can only associate concrete with cement. A firsthand experience with a Steininger kitchen however will show this hygienic, heat resistant material with cryptonite-inspired strength in a brand new light.
At just 8mm thick, the non-traditional kitchen design is a highly functional kitchen unit that is happy to be left unvarnished while being naturally safe for food preparation.
Since it is a relatively new material used indoors, interior designers would offer a few recommended pairings to warm up or smooth down the appearance. First, to achieve a warm, inviting effect, couple the concrete island with wood to play with the dichotomy of the built vs. natural environments we surround ourselves in. The second suggestion involves stainless steel - whether it be a stainless steel countertop or sink, the result is a smooth, calming top that is easy to manage and works a super chill vibe into your food and gathering area for a modern, urban aesthetic.
Although you may never be able to fry an egg on the concrete in your house when the summer hits outside, the look and feel of a concrete kitchen will make you that much cooler.