It all starts with an idea, solves a problem or addresses a concern. This is exactly what JT Norman, a design expert at Kitchen Magic, wanted to achieve. A large part of design is always pushing the envelope and exploring what is possible. What happens next in an ever-changing landscape? And in what ways can you contribute to influence the course?
When I hear JT, I feel that design in general, especially kitchen design, is evolving rapidly. Only a few years ago, most families were confined indoors and had to adapt to new ways of life. The family began to gravitate toward the unconventional room for new activities. From remote work to remote school to cooking and game nights, the ecosystem of home functions has been turned upside down and designers have been thrown into a new era of westerns.
JT adheres to the tenet of ‘function first, design second’ in our processes. [It’s all about] “Entering and changing lives … enabling people to live more organized and simple lives … creating spaces that incorporate a certain kind of innovation so that space can be reserved without sacrificing function or design. It is this push and pull, and a mindset heavily influenced by New York and the Euro, that has led to some of Norman’s latest product innovations. In the post-COVID-19 world, many families are adopting a minimalist approach to many rooms in their homes: less is more. This is a mindset that is prominent in places like New York City and Western Europe, where it doesn’t always matter how much creativity is. You have the space, but how do you use it?
And because the kitchen has become a melting pot of activity, creativity and functionality, Norman turned to the pinnacle of the kitchen: the countertop. “We’re having more fun,” Norman notes, noting that in many parts of the world the desire for true connection is returning home again. And with the latest product features, JT Norman brings all these influences to slippery peninsula.
Featuring a rack inspired by barn doors and a slate-like countertop, this countertop slides and locks in place based on your kitchen’s current needs and can be adjusted to suit your room. “The countertop is centered and can also be centered like a peninsula, giving it the opportunity to be pushed aside for other functional uses.” Choosing a light surface will allow the peninsula to travel seamlessly and easily. Whether pinned in place for an intimate dinner night or pushed out to the side as a home office, the Sliding Peninsula is an example of how compact coziness can be created while remaining sleek, minimal and modern. .
Through trial and error and collaboration with Norman’s vision and production team and Kitchen Magic’s in-house manufacturing, the team is proud to bring innovative solutions for this flexible space to homes seeking their next new environment. start to An exciting leap in kitchen design.
“[My]mind is going back to functionality, hidden design, convenience and everyday use, but also preserved and hidden features,” asked about the next innovation from the Kitchen Magic team. Norman said.