Matériaux d'armoire
European Laminate
Laurie Bonin-Gohier

The Napoli Kitchen

Transitional kitchen

For this project, the owners envisioned a kitchen that melds contemporary design with timeless elements, creating a space where they can raise their children and cherish for many years to come.

Upon entering this bright room, the eye is immediately drawn to the distinctive curved white brick hearth. With its warm, inviting appearance, it reminds us of the grand European kitchens of times past but also symbolizes family and tradition. It evokes the image of many Italian grandmothers, who spent hours there preparing delicious meals for their families. Quality ingredients and a passion for the craft are two essential principles that apply both to the art of cooking and the thoughtful craftsmanship behind this kitchen’s design.

Cuisine contemporaine conçue par Ateliers Jacob avec des armoires en chênes et blanches ainsi qu'un grand îlot central
Cuisine contemporaine conçue par Ateliers Jacob avec des armoires en chênes et blanches ainsi qu'un grand îlot central

Design and Materials

Our “European laminate” collection kitchen cabinets perfectly mimic the look and feel of natural wood, offering a warm, modern look. The cabinets are outfitted with metal handles that provide a subtle contrast, enhancing the soft appearance of the laminate. The smooth finish of the cabinets highlights the fine lines and rich texture of the wood, making it a focal point.

Functionally, these cabinets are designed to offer ample storage capacity. Some upper cabinets have clear glass doors, allowing crockery or decorative objects to be displayed, adding an aesthetic dimension while retaining practicality. It also breaks the uniformity of solid fronts, adding character to the space.

Coin café d'une cuisine contemporaine conçue par Ateliers Jacob avec

The combination of white quartz countertops and backsplash blends well with the cabinetry to create a harmony of colours and textures, making the space bright and welcoming. This combination of materials and design was chosen with both aesthetics and functionality in mind, catering to daily needs while providing an elegant backdrop for family life.

Architectural and Historical Significance

The alcove in the kitchen is not only a striking architectural feature but also a nod to the historical use of such spaces in medieval European architecture. Originally used in large castle kitchens to house wood fires or bread ovens, alcoves helped focus heat for more efficient cooking while isolating it from the rest of the room. Today, this alcove enhances the kitchen’s warmth and historical appeal, bringing depth to the modern design.

Tailored Storage Solutions

The kitchen storage was meticulously planned and organized by OBI, tailored to the unique needs and lifestyle of the homeowners. This personal approach ensures that every element of the kitchen is both functional and a reflection of the owners’ lives and preferences.