Part of a Paris apartment dating back to 1905, this barely-there kitchen was renovated by Amsterdam’s i29 Interior Architects, the same studio that designed Room on the Roof. The minimalist re-design hides the kitchen behind five sliding wall panels that echo the original plasterwork. Behind the veil, there are all the expected appliances and shelving, plus a dishwasher, a computer station, and a writing desk. The multi-purpose space features a table-like island as well. Made of steel and finished in black, the design has a sleek, muted look. Nonetheless, the functional piece is a great addition to the kitchen, as it contains a sink, an induction cook surface, and an expandable counter. Above it, there is also a white ventilation hood, which, hanging from the ceiling, resembles a boxy lampshade. From afar, the nearly-invisible kitchen looks like a part of the hallway, contiguous with the historical interior of the rest of the apartment.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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