50 Modern Kitchen Designs That Use Unconventional Geometry
While traditional kitchen styles tend to emphasize material and color palettes, modernist designers are exploring the world of unconventional geometric design and creative framing. The kitchens in this post range from futurist styles based on sharp asymmetric polygons, all the way to otherwise classic compositions that break the mold by emphasizing innovative uses of proportion and shape – bold and subtle in turn. Many of these spaces sit on the high end of the luxury spectrum but others employ simple tricks that any handy DIY enthusiast can use. Which modern kitchen is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section!
Let’s start with something totally out of the ordinary. This kitchen builds off uniquely angled architecture with a trapezoidal island. The result is a surreal environment that turns spatial perception on its head.
Unconventional geometric designs are a fantastic way to create a focal point within minimalist compositions. This angled kitchen island and breakfast bar combination offers striking contrast to the clean lines that dominate the rest of the interior.
A curvaceous staircase and sharp iceberg shaped kitchen island are a match made in heaven. The contrast between modern white surfaces and traditional wood cabinetry adds even more depth to this unique kitchen design.
Retro and contemporary accents come together in perfect harmony. The unconventional geometry is fairly easy to overlook, consisting of creatively arranged upper cabinets and the careful use of repetition.
Balance is such an underutilized aspect of kitchen design. This one uses wood elements straddled on either side of the tall cabinets, with horizontal and vertical lines reaching a beautiful equilibrium.
Heavy emphasis on linear forms defines this kitchen, but the occasional chaotic accent keeps things lively. The distinctive lights above the island are from the AIM series by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
Backsplash and cabinetry use vertical lines, while the kitchen island and breakfast table combination embrace the same horizontal grain as the low media table. The rounded chair and light combination shows up again.
Even though this kitchen and dining arrangement may seem universal, other shapes like cones and cylinders define the upper half of the visual plane. The Tolix-inspired stools seem to match the flair of the Aplomb pendants.
Fluid marble veining offers an impressive counterpoint to the rigid lines of the cabinetry and kitchen alcove. Material contrast is always an interesting way to break up an arrangement that feels too structured.
You can’t go wrong with clean lines. This minimalist kitchen plays the balance game very carefully. Following the floor tiles and the alignment of top and bottom cabinet, it’s easy to see this kitchen didn’t abuse symmetry but instead used alignment to create a sense of visual tension that works very well here.
Straight lines, curved chairs, and rounded pendant lights will remain a winning combination. Contrasting accents always work wonders to break down boundaries in a kitchen theme.
Designer: Piotr Matuszek & Gosia Czarny
While this kitchen is extra minimalistic, it takes advantage of the open plan to draw attention to the geometric wallpaper print to the right and the organic wood grain to the left. It’s a beautifully pristine buffer zone between the two defining styles within.
Vertical and horizontal rectangles make up the geometric fabric of the kitchen itself, but the pendant lights punctuate the theme with their dramatic curves. They’re from the Here Comes The Sun collection by Bertrand Balas.
Subtle folded forms let the black dining stools and pendant lights stand out from their background. When confronted with matching shades, the effect of directional light can be a designer’s best friend.
Amazing patterns everywhere! From the floors to the backsplash, and even showing up in the chair styles and pendant lights, this kitchen makes its mark with dazzling tessellations and more. This is an extra fun way to approach an interior style that pays homage to the art of geometry.
The rectilinear dandelion gold island light doesn’t have to fight to stand out from this chocolate brown kitchen. Off to the side, a round pendant light and rug shine a spotlight on the dining cove to the left.
There are so many things going on with this kitchen. The exposed beams cut across diagonally, with pendant lights cutting through the opposite way – it’s a cool and innovative approach to interior architecture.
This kitchen island looks futuristic because it really does push boundaries. It includes high fidelity speakers and a panel with buttons to control everything from lighting to ventilation and even the curtains.
With elegant folds and twists, this island follows the path of the distinctive angled windows to the right. The kitchen itself is sleek and minimalistic, allowing this centerpiece to stand out as a functional sculpture.
Another combination of rounded pendant lights and curvaceous chairs against a backdrop of straight clean lines – it’s important to mention that, like the tiles, this approach is affordable and easy to change later.
This space proves that a kitchen doesn’t need bright colors or dazzling materials to look luxurious. The offset dining table and workspace extension really sets it apart. This setup is made in Italy, available from Scic.
Straight lines and a cylindrical range hood serve as an unforgettable combination. And just check out the pairing between sky blue and seafoam green! The warm wood tones complete the carefree aesthetic.