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10 Kitchen Ideas That Everyone Adores

Ideas and trends for the kitchen: 10 kitchens with central island for the most convivial space in the house.

Article summary

  • Linear designs for Poliform
  • Elegant systems for Scavolini
  • Form and function for Veneta Cucine
  • Industrial character for Lube
  • Sustainability and quality for Snaidero
  • Geometrical lines and elegance for Modulnova
  • Creativity and innovation for Valcucine
  • Planning freedom and rigorous design for Zampieri
  • Innovation and sustainability for Doimo Cucine
  • Technology and innovation for Aran Cucine
  • Gallery


Linear design for Poliform

Alea Pro is the evolution of the Alea kitchen, one of the most historic and well-known models of the Kitchen Collection by Kitchen Collection by Poliform, produced in various compositions including a central island. It maintains the linear design, essentiality and versatility of the original system. New is the design of the door with tapered upper edge and the profile of the handle combined with the shape in aluminium, champagne and moka finishes. The detail of the spaced side panel gives a lighter look to the base units. The PR 24 display cabinet doors for base, wall and tall units give rhythm to the composition with a play on transparency. Two new snack tops complete the kitchen: the Planar cantilevered top, designed to provide continuity with the top of the island base units, and the Lama round snack. In the wide range of finishes available, the LCT laminate is new and the MDi Inalco finish is applied to the entire system, from the tops to the sides, from the doors to the integrated sink, with no visible joint lines. 


Poliform, Alea Pro

Elegant systems for Scavolini

Formalia is kitchen with central island designed by Vittore Niolu for Scavolini is part of the new “home system” for the kitchen and living areas. 

The search for essence, both in form and material, is the main feature of the collection. The distinctive feature is the shaped door with metal handle, which creates a rigorous and contemporary interplay of lines. A new titanium finish creates elegant chromatisms between the wall units, handles, plinths and structure. These elements are also available in black and rust, together with the lacquered, decorative or recycled PET versions of the doors. The linear development and regular rhythmic signs are also reflected in the details of the “Status” Wall System, a modular open structure that can also be integrated into the kitchen www.scavolini.com


Kitchens with central island
Scavolini, Formalia

Form and function for Veneta Cucine

Essential lines for the kitchen Oyster by Veneta Cucine. Oyster is characterised by a flat door, contemporary wood finishes, brilliant reflections of glossy and matt lacquered finishes and the ShellSystem structure, an evolution of the “shell” construction systems, a special system applied horizontally to the base units as a device for opening and closing the compartments, which extends vertically to the tall units. The profile that allows the door to be opened without the use of a handle is available in aluminium with Steel, Bronze and Burnished finishes as well as in matt lacquered colours. The protagonist is the ‘L’-shaped island, combined with the Living Tribeca with aluminium structure and Smoky Grey matt lacquered shelves and the block of tall units with built-in ovens and refrigerator. In addition to the central island version, Oyster is available with other compositions and various finishes www.venetacucine.com


Kitchens with central island
Veneta Cucine, OysterLube

Industrial character for Lube

The latest addition to the Lube the contemporary kitchen Flavour which, thanks to the different types of doors and multiple finishes can be interpreted in different styles, from classic minimal and sophisticated to contemporary industrial and material without forgetting the rigorous elegance of the forms that distinguishes it. Ergonomics and functional accessories are the added value of this model, which also offers a diversified series of storage and support elements. The central island is characterised by a combination of material finishes that are based on the chromatic contrast between the leather-finished Oak of the raised snack top and the solidity of the Fenix fumo top that frames the sink made of composite material and equipped with a bowl with multi-layer cutting board. The base units with framed door become the protagonists of the island giving lightness and aesthetics thanks to the glass shelves illuminated by a soft light that create a refined atmosphere.

Kitchens with central island
Lube, Flavour


Sustainability and quality for Snaidero

Link, designed by architects Andreucci and Hoisl for Snaiderois a kitchen with a central island that proposes an increasingly efficient and sustainable domestic environment. It is made with the “Low emission panel”, a solution based on 22 mm thick wood particles with low formaldehyde emission. One of the features is the innovative double door opening solution, with the possibility of using a curved or flat groove, thus ensuring functionality and aesthetics. The handle profile integrated in the thickness of the door has a 35° inclination in ribbed aluminium, available in three finishes: stainless steel, titanium, black. Like all of the company’s production, this kitchen is supported by a high level of quality of components, materials and certifications, achieved through a careful environmental policy and careful and responsible management of wood as a raw material.


Snaidero, Urban Style

Geometric lines and elegance for Modulnova

Twenty Freme kitchen with central island designed by Carlo Presotto and Andrea Bassanello for Modulnova. The protagonist of the space is the central island with geometric and rigorous lines from the Twenty programme, an elegant monolith, with a lime-effect stoneware top and integrated sink, in the new Dark Depth finish that continues on the doors and on the self-supporting cantilevered peninsula. The tall units are declined in the Frame programme, a thin frame defines and underlines the profile of the aluminium honeycomb doors with Noce Milano wood panelling, a contemporary boiserie that softens the formal and minimalist rigour that distinguishes the language of Twenty.


Kitchens with central island
Modulnova, Twenty Frame

Creativity and innovation for Valcucine

Kitchen with central island Artematica designed by Gabriele Centazzo for Valcucine, has been studied in detail to make gestures easier and more casual, the closures are soft and the rounded edges and profiles comply with the highest safety standards. It stands out for its new 14 cm high worktop with integrated sink, the new Antique Brass finish and the Antalya Grey stone used for the top. To be even more functional, it has been equipped with the Special Element Logica ThecaA storage volume closed by a single door, which opens automatically and silently with a single touch, thanks to a mechanism based on the force of gravity. The possibility of using “pure” materials, not coupled, on the aluminium structure of the doors, lends itself to many solutions and combinations. From the refined play of glass, in various colours and finishes, to woods with tactile sensations, from lacquered surfaces to metal laminates.


Kitchens with central island
Valcucine, artematica kitchen

Design freedom and rigorous design for Zampieri

The kitchen with central island Irori designed by Stefano Cavazzana for Zampieri, customisable and technological, it takes up the stylistic features of Japanese furniture recognisable by its minimalism made up of clean lines and essential, sober design. The central island can be made up of table blocks partly equipped with a cooker and sink and half a dining/working snack top also with innovative tables on wheels that can be used for various functions. The round tube, reminiscent of the shape of bamboo, characterises all the metal elements, from the handle to the large table, the latter of which can be expanded or reduced, depending on the needs of those living the kitchen space. Particular attention has been paid to the choice of materials, with Oak veneer offered in five finishes, Parchment Oak in two different finishes, matt and glossy lacquer, cement lacquer, Metaliquid and Metalsatin. The 8 mm thick door is available with a groove or with customised handles.


Kitchens with central island
Zampieri, Irori

Innovation and sustainability for Doimo Cucine

Aspen kitchen with central island is known for its central island, designed by Doimo Kitchens, with an ecological soul. Aspen is  characterised by designer furnishings and innovative finishes and materials, including Fenix NTA®, the representative material of this collection, matt, anti-fingerprint, scratch and abrasion resistant, anti-static, anti-mould, anti-bacterial and water-repellent, made with the aid of nanotechnology and latest-generation resins. The door structure, to which the panel of the chosen finish is applied, is composed of a 100% recyclable aluminium frame, available in the new Black and Champagne versions. The linear and clean design gives the kitchen an elegant look that can also be found in the interior details: in the drawers, in the grooves, in the shells. There are a number of functional ideas, including the large open compartment under the snack top, or the mini-columns that appear to be suspended but are actually partially recessed in the wall. In this version, the contrast between materials and colours and the insertion of specially designed elements is desired.


Kitchens with central island
Doimo, Aspen

Technology and innovation for Aran Cucine

The kitchen with central island Bijou by Aran Cucine is enriched with new elements. A versatile, customisable model, with multiple configuration possibilities and a wide range of materials, finishes and colours. The door for the modules the island and the tall units, has an internal aluminium frame with an 18 mm thickness, where a panel of only 4 mm is mounted, a technical solution that makes the door light and resistant. The central island is characterised by a decorative ‘marble effect’ detail. The open shelf, cut out from the back of the island, becomes a comfortable point of support as well as a base for the snack top, ‘lightened’ at the end by a transparent glass support.


Kitchens with central island
Aran Kitchens, Bijou


Scavolini, Formalia