In the 1980s the basement of a nineteenth-century house in the center of the city of Utrecht was converted into a kitchen and a dining room. In 2013 the client expressed the need to replace the kitchen and redecorate the dining room.
To meet the client's wish for ample cupboard space two new fitted cupboards were realized, one of which is a customized, free-standing cupboard positioned between the kitchen and the dining room. Integrated into this cupboard are a load-bearing wall and a tall refrigerator in the kitchen.
In addition to the cupboard space two areas have been created for the exhibition of special objects and paintings. These special spaces are clearly accentuated by the use of integrated lighting and beech veneer for the cupboards. Corners and other crucial locations have been carefully detailed with features such as mitre cuts and handless fronts of the cupboards creating a refined and minimalist effect.