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X-Ray Kitchen: Custom Cabinets with Built-In Back-Lighting

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

New to a kitchen and not sure where to locate which dishes? No worries: this clever custom kitchen cabinet system will light your way to the right serving bowls, plates, utensils and gadgets, showing their forms as shadows directly on the doors of these cabinets.


Ever the hybrid architect, artist and minimalist designer, Jean Nouvelhas accomplished a great deal with this design idea – the find-anything functionality of see-through cabinetry, the animated and ever-changing artistry of light and dark shapes and the naturally and of course the built-in lighting itself that can illuminate the kitchen background while you cook. Read more »



Backlit Kitchen Cabinet Lighting by Jean Nouvel

By KBC Kitchen & Bathroom

 Backlit Kitchen Cabinet Lighting

Called “Corian Nouvel Lumieres”, this kitchen design was created by Jean Nouvel for DuPont and Ernestmeda. The cornerstone of the design is the backlit cabinet lighting and the visual effect it has on the entire kitchen. The backlit cabinet lighting was created by using transparent Corian panels and then installing lighting in the back of the cabinets. I applaud this concept as it presents other possibilities than the more common practice of installing lighting underneath cabinets. Via.