Riffing on the Los Angeles phenomenon of people "murdering out" their cars—that is, removing all the trim and blacking everything out—architect Barbara Bestor and craftsman Eric Lamers covered most surfaces in this Los Angeles kitchen with matte black laminate, including the fridge and the overhead cabinets.  Photo 5 of 10 in 10 Best Modern Kitchens
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Sophie sits at the Nava dining table in the kitchen, which is flanked by Gubi chairs and illuminated by the Aeros light by Ross Lovegrove for Louis Poulsen.  Photo 7 of 10 in 10 Best Modern Kitchens
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This New York kitchen is a miracle of efficiency. Every inch is used maximally, from the built-in double-decker Miele oven to the Sub-Zero fridge and freezer under the counter, distributed between four unobtrusive drawers.The Arclinea kitchen system includes an integrated lighting and power strip, which brightens the worktop and negates the need for jutting wall outlets. Read the full story here.  Photo 6 of 10 in 10 Best Modern Kitchens from Dwell's Coolest Kitchens
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