London-based architect Alessandro Isola has taken the kitchen beyond just a place for food preparation with his interchangeable unit design.

‘The Cut’ kitchen is formed using a parallelepiped bench that is sliced into two movable components.

A slot cut through the top bench creates a space for and additional table surface to be stored or swivelled horizontally into fixed positions that suit the space and user needs.

Cuts made in the benches are emphasized by the use of contrasting materials, creating the appearance of an inner and outer skin when the unit is moved and rotated.

Above the parallelepiped island, a sequence of hanging frames with inset LEDs form a changeable configuration of storage and shelving.

Alessandro Isola recently presented a prototype of The Cut kitchen unit at Milan Design Week 2014.

Courtesy Designboom and Alessandro Isola