5 Striking Black Kitchens Around the World
White is the traditional color for kitchens, denoting hygiene, brightness, and modernity. But these five black-clad kitchens, in houses from San Francisco to Copenhagen, show that some truly stand-out rooms embrace the dark side.
Morten Bo Jensen, the chief designer at Vipp, and his partner, graphic designer Kristina May Olsen, live in a loft space in the former Viking pencil factory in the Islands Brygge in Copenhagen. Twin daughters Merle and Anine join their parents in the family’s kitchen, designed by Jensen for Vipp. He explains that his role as chief designer at Vipp is to “work with their DNA” by refining the company’s trademark materials: stainless steel, painted metal, and rubber. For the utilitarian kitchen, “we wanted to get the feeling of a tool,” he says. “It’s nice to have a space where you can actually work.” The gas stovetop is by ABK and the refrigerator is by Smeg; Le Perroquet spotlights are from iGuzzini. Photo by Anders Hviid.