Although summer kitchens are not usually very elaborate, they can take on a variety of different forms. The architects and designers from studio Atamanenko completed in 2017 a very interesting project in this regard. Their task was to build a summer kitchen in the courtyard of a country house from Tula in Russia. They also built a terrace between the house and the new kitchen, creating a smooth and pleasant transition between the spaces. The studio chose to use raw and basic materials throughout the project in order to give the kitchen an authentic industrial-inspired appearance.
The palette of materials used includes lots of metal and artificially aged wood with a beautiful, rustic patina. The same materials were used both inside and outside, creating a strong identity and giving this summer kitchen a lot of character. The indoor and outdoor are also seamlessly connected by a double-sided fireplace. It’s framed by the dining area on one side and by a cozy sitting area on the other which also brings us to all the stylish furniture featured throughout this beautiful summer kitchen. The dining table is really interesting because it’s all painted black with the exception of the top edge which features the natural color of the wood. The kitchen furniture from Minacciolo is painted black as well, giving the space a professional, industrial vibe.