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A well-appointed kitchen that can accommodate large groups and the needs of a serious chef generally requires quite a lot of space. But when kitchen surfaces and storage elements slide, fold and swivel, you can pack a lot of function into a much more compact room. ‘The Cut’ by Alessandro Isola is a reconfigurable kitchen consisting of a central island, ceiling-mounted cabinets and a wall unit.

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Rather than opening out, which would require a step stool, the upper storage space pulls down for easy access to cookware and seasonings. A large table surface can be pulled out to extend the counter space, or swiveled to accommodate up to six diners.

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The island contains the oven and stove, while the wall unit hides a sink, small kitchen appliances and plenty of wine storage. Three seating cubes slide under the kitchen counter when not in use.

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“The Cut recognizes the kitchen as a practical yet central space, a place to grab-and-go, congregate and chat, to relax and dine. It’s designed to understand that each of these occasions present themselves daily in our modern lives,” says the designer.