A contemporary design in a 19th-century building

Guatemala Green marble and mushroom-toned fronts with milled door-handles *. JMS Kitchen project aim was to ensure the design would sit in contrast to its surroundings, while complement the interior at once.

JMS Kitchen - Green Carrara marble and mushroom-toned fronts
JMS Kitchen - Green Carrara marble counter top

In order to keep the magical authenticity of this old apartment building at Hackescher Markt in Mitte-Berlin, we maintained a classic outer look. We have used long lasting materials as Guatemala Green marble as a contrast to the matt high quality linoleum fronts. As a result we have managed to create a winning harmony between a conservative and contemporary aesthetic. This achievement that was the project’s main goal. Since we believe that classics should be redefined with a contemporary design approach we have embedded advanced features; The JMS Kitchen includes an induction cooktop with an integrated extractor fan by BORA. In addition to high-end appliances we have implemented drawer systems with cutlery organisers, a faucet by the brand Dornbracht and an under-mount sink. To fulfil the client’s wish, we have added extra storage space between the kitchen modules that doubles as a bench.

Guatemala Green is a serpentine green marble, mainly characterised by a deep green tone and bright white ‘veins’. This resembles the landscape of mangroves and tropical jungles. This precious stone originates in Guatemala – a land with a rich native culture. A charming area bathed by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Serpentine has been considered magical by some of the local indigenous tribes. They have granted it healing powers and an elements of wisdom, that granted it its enigmatic and magnetic qualities. The stones unique story has captured a global attention among designers and architects, who uses it for various projects. Above all, the use of this material in interiors brings a beautifully wild look that contrast the overall interior classical look.

* More info on how to choose cabinet door handles could be found in our design guide

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