When Europeans move, they often take their kitchens with them. “The idea of a fixed-in kitchen is only about 80 years old,” said German designer Kilian Schindler during a Modern Atlanta presentation at ADAC. Schindler was in town to debut his Concept Kitchen for longtime German manufacturer Naber. Concept is a freestanding system that is not connected to a wall. Customers select from different options like work surfaces, splash guards, and organizational grids using an online “Configurator.” Everything snaps together without tools. Although the system is designed to fit smaller European appliances, Bosch has just released a line of 24-inch-wide appliances for the U.S. SieMatic has also introduced a freestanding sideboard, the SieMatic 29. With utility connections, it can house appliances. Atlanta sources: Rao Studio, Pirch Atlanta.
This article originally appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.