This Flex 1 kitchen from Strato is certainly something to behold, with each appliance, cabinet and drawer fitting into a futuristic-yet-simple aesthetic and all-encompassing curve. At first glance it might seem less than fully functional – the slopes and twists being merely visual affectations – but a closer look reveals the pragmatic origins of the design.

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One of the unique things about this particular configuration is its recognition of essential void spaces – such as the area above or beside a refrigerator, often used but rarely overtly recognized as useful area within an interior design. The real question, though, is what this will look like in use and somewhat worse for the wear.