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This Kitchen Island Is Also A Giant Aquarium
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Interior Design7 years ago

This Kitchen Island Is Also A Giant Aquarium

Robert Kolenik, a Dutch designer who focuses on high-end sustainable design, has created a stunning kitchen counter-top that has a beautiful large aquarium for a base.

In reality, the ‘Ocean Keuken’ is actually shaped like a large ‘L’ – the storage compartment inside the counter is hidden with mirrors to make the aquarium seem larger than it is. What’s more, the countertop raises with the push of a button, allowing the aquarium to be accessed with ease.

Kolenik indicates that the counter can be custom-made according to the client’s needs. Though his designs are often high-end luxury fixtures, he nonetheless focuses on providing designs with low carbon footprints. Read on for Kolenik’s answers to Bored Panda’s questions about his work!

More info: kolenik.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram (h/t: neatorama)

I was commissioned to design a luxury villa where the client had the wish for an aquarium close to the kitchen zone,” Robert Kolenik told Bored Panda. “Because of this I came up to make something out of the box, which took us quit some time to engineer, as it has many technical challenges that we had to face

The tank is based on a fresh water culture, so it is low maintenance. We integrated a complete water filtering system, which is very quiet, and integrated it in one of the four cabinets

Two aquariums have been made so far, and several requests came in this week

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TeresaBrush
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you have money like this, someone else cleans the tank..

LinaCruz
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is beautifu but it bother me that the fish inside can feel all the vibrationes produce on the top and it will stress and confuse them a lot.

TeresaBrush
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if they thought about that and put stuff in between the counter top no tank..

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DariaB
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good. Fish under the cooking table, sushi above it. ^_-

Affy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Total Heart break if the glass breaks!! (entire arrangement will go for a TOSS!)

BabyKangeroo7
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There must be a shark tank table then.... !

WilliamLSkonsky
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i love this tank and I love the engineering! This tank would be in my living room with out a problem! I really like the size of this tank! I have no problem with this tank what so ever! Money would not matter!

MattDavis
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd fill it full of lobsters so I can cook them.

MattDavis
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd fill it with lobsters, so I could cook them.

PaigeSmith
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome aquarium attached to the stove. The table is unique. I want this in my home. http://www.oakvillekitchencentre.com/gallery/kitchen

RettaMiles
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it, need a payment plan have one

CynthiaMcCook-Serna
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful job.Tanks aren't hard to keep up if your true to your hobbie.i have 100 g salt and two freshwater.This would be awesome to own

RealYamzon
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

coolest kitchen ever! see also - http://www.designwreck.com/

GlynisLailann
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if you were cooking fish or shellfish - would their cousins beneath not be bothered? Ha Ha Ha

WayneLKDuarte
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is fabulous would love to have it It would be a pleasure to clean it

BoredPandaCancer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For lazy people like me, fuck going fishing you can have the fishes to eat right under your cutting board for yourself.

BrixyMcArt
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a crazy fish lady so yes yes I would do this if I had money to do it

FurnishMyWay_Blog
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing! That looks super cool! I wonder how they clean the tank though? Whoever came up w/ this is brilliant!

lerbedeknorst
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! You can keep a freakin mermaid in there!

SallyVogel
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful but wrong...Unless the fish are freshwater and captive bred.

Bokkenpoot
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stop promoting products for the super-rich.

ToshCutopia
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exploitation of wild fishes! Free them! Otherwise, is it a fish preserve tank of the food supply for the owner of this house?

TeresaBrush
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you have money like this, someone else cleans the tank..

LinaCruz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is beautifu but it bother me that the fish inside can feel all the vibrationes produce on the top and it will stress and confuse them a lot.

TeresaBrush
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if they thought about that and put stuff in between the counter top no tank..

Load More Replies...
DariaB
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good. Fish under the cooking table, sushi above it. ^_-

Affy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Total Heart break if the glass breaks!! (entire arrangement will go for a TOSS!)

BabyKangeroo7
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There must be a shark tank table then.... !

WilliamLSkonsky
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i love this tank and I love the engineering! This tank would be in my living room with out a problem! I really like the size of this tank! I have no problem with this tank what so ever! Money would not matter!

MattDavis
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd fill it full of lobsters so I can cook them.

MattDavis
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd fill it with lobsters, so I could cook them.

PaigeSmith
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome aquarium attached to the stove. The table is unique. I want this in my home. http://www.oakvillekitchencentre.com/gallery/kitchen

RettaMiles
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like it, need a payment plan have one

CynthiaMcCook-Serna
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful job.Tanks aren't hard to keep up if your true to your hobbie.i have 100 g salt and two freshwater.This would be awesome to own

RealYamzon
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

coolest kitchen ever! see also - http://www.designwreck.com/

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if you were cooking fish or shellfish - would their cousins beneath not be bothered? Ha Ha Ha

WayneLKDuarte
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is fabulous would love to have it It would be a pleasure to clean it

BoredPandaCancer
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For lazy people like me, fuck going fishing you can have the fishes to eat right under your cutting board for yourself.

BrixyMcArt
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a crazy fish lady so yes yes I would do this if I had money to do it

FurnishMyWay_Blog
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amazing! That looks super cool! I wonder how they clean the tank though? Whoever came up w/ this is brilliant!

lerbedeknorst
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! You can keep a freakin mermaid in there!

SallyVogel
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful but wrong...Unless the fish are freshwater and captive bred.

Bokkenpoot
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Stop promoting products for the super-rich.

ToshCutopia
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exploitation of wild fishes! Free them! Otherwise, is it a fish preserve tank of the food supply for the owner of this house?

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