Y Not?

Debuting at this week's LivingKitchen trade show in Cologne is this little number, er, letter. Designed by architect Michael Hilgers, the Y Kitchen is a tripartite island. As it lacks a refrigerator and an oven, it's meant to supplement, not replace, an open kitchen in a small space. Its strength is providing counter area and drawer storage in a compact footprint; its potential drawback is triggering a literal run-around. I think that could be solved through careful orientation of the unit. ballerina.de