Introducing A More Streamlined Kitchen Countertop

Variety may be the spice of life, but sometimes a little matchey-match just looks better. That's the concept behind Dutch designer Robert Bronwasser's new "Ceramic Kitchen" series, a three-piece set of everyday kitchen appliances stripped down and streamlined, with simple ceramic exteriors.

Bronwasser, who designs under the moniker SMOOL, included a toaster, a citrus juicer and a kettle in the collection. Sure, for the sake of achieving a more unified-looking countertop you could easily source your entire arsenal of tools and appliances from a mainstream brand like KitchenAid or Cuisinart, but what's doubly attractive about Bronswasser's concept is the lack of labeling and flashy branding. While we wait for the collection to hit stores, let's hope more kitchens adopt this cool, understated aesthetic.

SMOOL's "Ceramic Kitchen" series by Robert Bronswasser currently includes a kettle, a citrus juicer, and a toaster—each decked out in old-school ceramic exteriors.[/caption]
Modern function, with a timeless look.[/caption]
Back to basics: the citrus juicer.[/caption]
Bronswasser's single-slice toaster.[/caption]