A company with a particularly clever idea is on our agenda today. “Very Simple Kitchen” is an Italian start-up specialized in developing and producing a robust and flexible kitchen design. The team consists of three people: Riccardo Randi, Frederica Poluzzi and Maria Lubinu. Federica is a freelance interior designer. She has collaborated with various architecture studios in Bologna and specializes in historical interior restoration. Maria studies Civil Engineering and is a freelance photographer.
Riccardo also studied product design in Bologna and Milan. His thesis at the IED Milan already dealt with the kitchen topic. One day when he moved into a house without a kitchen, the idea was born to create a very simple, modular and flexible kitchen design. These days they mainly sell their kitchens via direct email requests and the Instagram social media platform.
The components of Very Simple Kitchen are manufactured in Italy by an industrial company which has many years of experience in metal furniture construction.
Above all, we like the concept because living spaces in urban environments are becoming increasingly scarce and apartments are often offered in the smallest of spaces where a conventionally planned kitchen has limited space. In Germany it may still be standard that at least one kitchen unit is available in the apartments. But in many European and American apartments, this is often not the case. For example for the duration of a study or a professional milestone, you often have to buy a kitchen which is usually not cheap in the case conventional available kitchens. Mostly these also can’t be taken with, because they don’t fit into the new apartment. The concept of Very Simple Kitchen provides a solution for specifically that problem.
Their modules can be put together individually. The assembly and disassembly (when moving again) is not a problem and designed precisely to withstand several moves. Modules include single blocks with a sink, a stove or just a work surface, but also slightly larger components in the form of two or three cabinet combinations. The galvanized metal is powder coated and available in different colors. The worktops are also modular selectable. There are simple variants e. g. made of plywood, but also granite or terrazzo has already been implemented by the start-up. Additionally to every model, the appropriate splash guard can be added if the customer wishes to have one.
The flexibility of Very Simple Kitchen is the key benefit of the kitchen concept.
In addition, this modular kitchen design can also be dismantled and / or rebuilt in a different constellation. There are cupboards with drawers or kept open. It can be a module with a gas connection, or a ceramic or induction hob that can be integrated. Should it still include a dishwasher, an oven or a larger sink? That’s no problem with the many modules that the Italian start-up company has in its program.
The team also has appropriate solutions for waste systems and drawer divisions. In addition, the team also offers “mobile” modules that can be used as trolleys or additional flexible worktops. All parts can be placed freely in the room: the back walls are also powder coated. Since connections for water and electricity usually come from a wall, they are probably placed more often on a wall. Nevertheless, an overlap in a room, e. g. as a small bar or dining area would also be no problem.
Optically, they are reminiscent of a workshop facility. But that’s what makes the charm of the kitchen modules. The light industrial look is intentional and brings loft flair to the kitchen. A fridge in current retro look completes the picture. Or high-gloss chrome appliances for a more modern look. There is also the possibility to hide the wide struts, so the kitchen looks almost like a single piece and therefore very modern. The system of Very Simple Kitchen impresses with universally applicable optics, modularity, flexibility and quality: flexible kitchen design in perfection.
At Salone del Mobile in April – one of our most interesting interior design fairs in 2019, the team of Very Simple Kitchen will introduce more accessories and enhancements to the current range of kitchen products. A stainless steel version to satisfy even more customers wishes is planned for the future. We’re looking forward to the novelties and thank Riccardo for presenting that interesting concept with many project pictures illustrating this modular kitchen design.