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Discover the world of contemporary kitchens

Let’s start with a big trend that demonstrates a change in design thinking on a larger scale: Floating spaces. Kitchens used to be treated like a self-contained living space within the larger whole. Over the years, open-plan kitchens have become more and more popular though, opening the kitchen up to the dining room, creating a space that has become as much about entertaining as cooking. Contemporary kitchens, however, take this one step further, tearing down the wall between living and cooking areas completely – sometimes literally!

Getting Cosy with the Architecture

Recessed kitchen furniture follows this same philosophy of fluid transitions and a more natural integration into the overall architecture of a place.

Hiding part of the bulk of cabinets and appliances halfway in the wall creates an impression of transparent weightlessness which allows the kitchen to blend harmoniously into the living area. With this, contemporary kitchens have the use of space down to a tee!

Big ideas for Small Spaces

Talking about space, another truth that contemporary kitchen design has embraced is that it is the idea that matters – not the size! Especially for urbanites, each inch is a beloved resource there to be treasured. Hence, designing for small spaces has become a modern rite of passage for every proud kitchen manufacturer.

One of the many smart solutions for small spaces is going handleless. Admittedly, this is not a new trend – we should know – as it is, in fact, over half a decade old! Since the SieMatic 60, the very first handleless kitchen in the world, left August Siekmann Möbelwerke in 1960 the handleless kitchen has become a classic. Today the integrated, recessed handle of a true handleless kitchen is one of the most popular elements of contemporary kitchen design – because sometimes, less is more.


Yes, less is more. In times when the outside world and media consumption confront us with a myriad of stimuli every day the minimalist look is exactly what we need. It is a very healthy contemporary kitchen trend that guided many of the aesthetic decisions behind the SieMatic style collection PURE. Have a look and experience relaxation with an inspirational effect.

Now that we have had a thorough look at the general directions your contemporary kitchen might take, let’s get down to some of the most on trend accents and details set by materials, colour choices, and individual furniture pieces.

Contemporary kitchen Mixology

Talking about glass metal shelves, when you start dreaming up your new kitchen, don’t forget to mix and match. Be it "smokey chestnut" drawers with aluminium interiors or a beautiful stone countertop supported on stainless steel fronted doors – knowing your mixology definitely adds personality to your kitchen.

Be concrete

Opt for stone! How about a herb garden in granite, for instance, to not only add some spice to your kitchen, but to your daily cooking too?


But stay flexible

Flexibility is key! No need to remodel your kitchen every time you buy a new set of pots or try out that new baking trend with the unwieldy equipment everybody is raving about. With smart organisational systems like the MultiMatic multi-function rack which you can assemble, expand, arrange and re-arrange by yourself, you don’t have to hesitate about trying something new.


Pulling double-duty

Whether the worktop elegantly doubles as a laid-back bar or a clever room divide with extra storage – a contemporary kitchen island knows how to multitask.

Classics Reimagined

Including some classics is a wonderful way to give your contemporary kitchen more soul. To keep it stylish, however, SieMatic gave them a current form, like with this modern interpretation of the classic "Chinese wedding cabinet" or the award winning SieMatic 29, a modern take on the traditional kitchen buffet.

Who Woodn't

Wood is another classic that never goes out of style. Especially with all the sleekness, glossy whiteness, and matt blackness going on in contemporary kitchens, adding some warm wood tones is exactly what we need.

Not to be brushed off

Whether it’s "gold bronze", "brushed nickel", or "stainless steel", the contemporary kitchen loves to softly shimmer in irresistible metallic hues – perfect to set some accents!

Ready for the

Now that it has some shimmer going on, your contemporary kitchen needs to be put in just the right light – the perfect job for SieMatic light shelf elements!

Asymmetrical lighting fixtures

Whereas shelf lights are a very functional trend, when it comes to ceiling lights it’s all about style and statement pieces. So go and add some asymmetry for just the right artistic touch.

Graphic Beauty

If you want to make a mark in today's kitchen landscape, go for strong lines and angles complemented by some bold colour contrasts and add some graphic elements with floating shelves.


A New Framework

As you will have noticed by now, a contemporary kitchen is all about composition. And like every work of art, it wants to be framed just the right way. With SieMatic Frame design, delicate 2-cm frames surround integrated elements, creating just the right framework for space to breathe and emphasise that your kitchen is a work of art.


Being You

This brings us to our final destination on our trendy tour around the world of contemporary kitchen design, to the one thing that truly pulls it all together and guarantees that these kitchen trends will pass the test of time: you! Staying clear of rigid product range structures and making sure that your kitchen reflects your needs, desires, and above all your personality is the pivotal design element to contemporary kitchens that stay current. That’s why you won’t buy a SieMatic off the shelf!

We hope to have inspired you to let your creativity soar and your personality shine and would love to welcome you in one of our many show rooms to discuss what great contemporary kitchen design can do for you!


Experience the SieMatic Style Collection Pure in person: Come experience new perspectives. Your SieMatic consultant is always up-to-date with current designs and technical innovations. And they are experts at listening, to meet your needs and reveal even more possibilities. Your SieMatic consultant looks forward to your visit.


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