As a home's second living room, kitchens are adopting a more casual appearance that allows users to see and access everyday items easily. Read on to see new designs that get it all out in the open:
Opencase Wall System by Henrybuilt: The American manufacturer's new wall system is designed to evolve with the user's needs thanks to a rod and panel design that requires no vertical support for shelving. Henrybuilt offers "starting point" configurations for applications like wine storage and pantries; the system is available in FSC certified woods, high pressure laminate, and aluminum. www.henrybuilt.com
Trim by Dada: New open shelving options complement Dante Bonuccelli's 2008 Trim design, which features modular elements like lights, accessories, holders, and an electrified bar for appliances and other electronic equipment. www.dadaweb.it
Laevia by Arclinea: The new collection has several configurations that include open options, like a storage wall that can be concealed with a lacquered roller shutter and an open shelf with integrated lighting (pictured). www.arclinea.it See the other compositions here and here.
M_26 Maniglia by Meson's Cucine: Horizontal bases and vertical columns are finished material matching shelving fronts, giving the M_26 a monolithic appearance that is broken only by open shelving units that can be used for display or often-used items. www.mesons.it
Meccanica 7 by Demode: A light framework of iron structural elements is connected with mechanical fasteners, eliminating all formaldehyde from the system's construction. The design also makes Meccanica easy to dismantle, so that it can be relocated or reused (up to 90 percent of the framework is recyclable) at the end of its lifetime. www.demode.it