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UNIQUE
KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS

14 June 2014 |

Look at these beautiful kitchen countertops. Many of them are not just typical culinary worktops – they are parts of interactive Smart kitchen systems that are built-in right under your fingertips.

This kitchen has separately stacked volumes; a countertop blends with the units over each level.

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This is a truly clever design: units that can be reconfigured into various setups. You can get a slide-away table that is hidden in an unnoticeable cut in the central block.

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This countertop is hidden in a movable metal crate that you can easily use when you wish to cook.

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This cooking space looks dramatically with a textured glass counter: it beautifully scatters the light and looks like flowing water.

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If you wish something more dramatic try this colored LEDs that add a fresh dynamic to your kitchen.

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Subtle and delicate pattern dances on a backlit white crystal: it looks like the sunlight glitters on glaciers.

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The art on countertops.

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Style of a butchers block.

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This is natural and raw look that greatly contrasts with crisp modern elements.

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Sometimes a countertop becomes truly unique when is has some little things. For instance, this pretty little trash chute is built into the countertop.

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This is a comfortable place for planting your favorite herbs.

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Here you see an extendable surface and a small breakfast nook.

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A countertop for dining.

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Try not to chop potato when somebody walk across this countertop!

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This countertop is real minimalist’s dream.

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A surface made of olive wood electronically slides away and shows a stainless steel food cooking zone, which doubles the work area.

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A working surface with adjustable height by simple push of a button.

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This Corian worktop was designed to be controlled by panel. DuPont building innovations builds such solutions into Corian countertops that are used at home and office.

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This futuristic kitchen offers electronic features with integrated 2 thousand LEDs, a built-in membrane that keeps food warm and three scent dispensers that release different aromas. An upright screen is located on the vertical extension: it allows the user of the cook zone watching TV or using the Internet.

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This countertop is not too expensive. It needs only pennies.

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What about keys?

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The Prisma is an interactive kitchen. Its concept was presented by Italian maker Toncelli in 2012. It includes a sliding cutting board and an integrated Samsung Galaxy tablet.

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Another smart kitchen with a touchscreen and internet connection.

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The concept of truly futuristic home. The Microsoft Home computer offers various dishes and recipes that are based on the ingredients and tools set on the kitchen counter.

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This conceptual interactive cooktop by Whirlpool is amazing and really futuristic. The countertop always remains cool to the touch so a touchscreen is safe and practical. The graphics are put by a projector in front of you, and a motion capture camera enables the interaction. Just look for new recipes on your countertop!

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