The kitchen industry on the whole is driven by the fashion business and in order to stay out in front and gain attention the manufacturers are always on the look-out for new design concepts. One of the best ways is through the use unique materials such as stone, concrete, leather and paper, not just for countertops, but for the whole kitchen.
A superb example of this trend is the concrete kitchen designed by Martin Steininger. The concrete used is an ultra-thin 8mm concrete that is light, strong and safe. The material is heat resistant and safe for food preparation; however the fabrication requires expertise and a commitment to accuracy.