Today we are introducing a compact kitchen that interior designer and furniture maker Katrin Arens Arens designed for a young restaurateur couple in Bergamo. The kitchen is mostly made of salvaged scaffolding wood with a dramatic sheet iron rear wall that wraps around the extractor hood. The dishwasher is to the right of the sink and to the left of the photo frame is a free-standing refrigerator. Arens uses wooden drawers and cabinets with simple carved openings in most of their designs. The white finish is a pigment that needs to be brushed several times on the wood; otherwise it won’t last. The wood counters are sealed to make them waterproof.