Arkin Tilt Architects
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Urban Farmhouse Kitchen
 

Urban Farmhouse Kitchen

An upper cabinet of orange-stained fir with punched steel panels -- a modern take on the old 'pie safe' ventilated pantry -- provides a bright accent in the center of the kitchen.

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Andrew Penn wrote:
who made your punched steel cabinet doors? - we live in SF. thanks!
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The panels are hot-rolled steel, 1/16" thick. Anni Tilt designed the pattern and David Arkin drilled the ±1500 holes by hand. We explored various ways of punching them automatically but in the end a center punch, hand drill and more than a few drill bits did the job.
February 17, 2014 at 9:46AM     
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you guys are cool!
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3. Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
3. Nod to history. In the kitchen the look can be tracked back to pie safes. These cupboards had punched-tin panels in the doors that allowed for ventilation but kept pests out. These panels are a modern-day take on the antique storage units for baked goods, meat and other perishables. Architect Anni Tilt designed the pattern on 1/16th-inch-thick steel, while partner David Arkin drilled all of the holes by hand. By the time they were done, he had drilled more than 1,500 of them.

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3. Nod to history. In the kitchen the look can be tracked back to pie safes. These cupboards had punched-tin panels in the doors that allowed for ventilation but kept pests out. These panels are a modern-day take on the antique storage units for baked goods, meat and other perishables. Architect Anni Tilt designed the pattern on 1/16th-inch-thick steel, while partner David Arkin drilled all of the holes by hand. By the time they were done, he had drilled more than 1,500 of them.
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August 12, 2014
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August 8, 2014
I can remember doing a tin-punching activity in a 2nd or 3rd grade class. Then again later in life as a Girl Scout leader. Really cool.
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August 6, 2014
"These cupboards had punched-tin panels in the doors that allowed for ventilation but kept pests out. These panels are a modern-day take on the antique storage units for baked goods, meat and other perishables. Architect Anni Tilt designed the pattern on 1/16th-inch-thick steel, while partner David Arkin drilled all of the holes by hand. By the time they were done, he had drilled more than 1,500 of them."
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Panels for pantry doors?
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What about a tin ceiling, tin doors and stainless steel appliances. Instead of all white why not all silver?
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the grill. Arkin Tilt Architects
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Kitchen cabinets?
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what if we did that design with wood panels?
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for my summerhouse kitchen
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love the punched cabinet grill
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cabinet?
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Painted cabinet with punched tin... in more of a modern look
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July 30, 2014
very inventive
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i like this modern and simplistic design on punched metal
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great tin and great orange
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metal grill for the insert
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grids on cabinets
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I like the color combo as well as the punched tin look. Wonder if I could find some already punched?
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Tin
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Cool pie safe
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Punched steel cabinet front
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sweet. i like it.
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May 13, 2014
Interesting doors.
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April 29, 2014
Like the insert of metal
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Punched tin
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punch metal for kitchen?
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Punched tin
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circles
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Punched steel doors
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Metal instead of glass inserts
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March 17, 2014
Contrast textures. DIY copboard
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March 16, 2014
punched designs in galvanized panels could work in kitchen, office, laundry, or entry - possibly even in pantry door
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Punched steel
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bar front
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Possible idea for my kitchen
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February 27, 2014
pantry door / halfwall
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February 26, 2014
Cabinets
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February 23, 2014
Pie safe type tin
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February 23, 2014
only with copper instead
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Punched metal door inserts
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February 21, 2014
Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
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February 20, 2014
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Kitchen
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Punched steel on cabinet doors
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punched steel panels
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love the punched steel!
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February 19, 2014
Alt. cab fronts
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Punched steel
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February 19, 2014
Love! I can punch any design I want and make it look like me!
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tin cabinet filler
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interesting cabinet inserts of punches tin; color of frames
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kitchen furniture
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Cabinet ideas; could be good for replacing glass in current cabinets
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custom design for laundry room door ventilation
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February 18, 2014
Punched tin cabinet panels as an alternative to glass or wood.
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February 18, 2014
punch steel
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February 18, 2014
Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
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Punched Metal
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way to break up the too much wood in the kitchen look
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for under sink or baking station
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February 18, 2014
Punched steel
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Good choice
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refrigerator doors
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Cabinet doors
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February 17, 2014
cabinets
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February 17, 2014
Would this work with white painted cabinets?
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February 17, 2014
punched tin
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February 17, 2014
love the circular design!
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Circles
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February 17, 2014
can be contemporary
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February 17, 2014
groovy!
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February 17, 2014
Glass front cabinets
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February 17, 2014
I like the punched steel doors, I think we could do this ourselves.
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February 17, 2014
Great design freedom and potential color richness in both cabinet and punched steel. I like how the panels have some design overlap
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February 17, 2014
cabs
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February 17, 2014
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February 17, 2014
Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
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fronts?
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February 17, 2014
circle patterns
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Punched steel.
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Punched tin design for pie safe
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punched steel doors
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February 16, 2014
I like this. not sure for a whole kitchen thou
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February 16, 2014
3. Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
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February 16, 2014
Beaux!
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Punched steel
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February 16, 2014
cabinets
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February 16, 2014
punched steel like the old pie safes. can work in contemporary space as well
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February 16, 2014
punched steel cabinet in contemporary setting
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February 16, 2014
punched steel cabinets covers instead of glass
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February 16, 2014
Just that little bit different
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February 16, 2014
punched steel- fun circles and shapes are endless
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February 16, 2014
Wood
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Punched steel door faces.
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Punched Steel cabinet covers
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Punched steel cabinet doors
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Punched steel cabinet doors
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This would be a fun addition to a pice of furniture.
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February 16, 2014
Better than glass doors...
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February 16, 2014
punched tin ideas
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a variant on old punched tin pie safes. you make a design
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February 16, 2014
Pretty.
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Punches steel cabinet fronts
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Different Great Idea for Cabinet doors
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Punched steel
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Punched steel
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February 16, 2014
love the punched tin for custom kitchen cabinets. I think it would be especially pretty if the tin was painted a nice complimentary color to the wood...or even a different color...green/butter yellow etc.
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Punched steel in place of glass for bath armoire
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instead of glass
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cabt fronts
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Punched steel cabinet
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Not red, but I like the punched metal. Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
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I like the painted bird
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Punched steal doors
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Punched steel cabinet
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Círculos
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3. Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
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For kitchen
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February 16, 2014
like the idea of punch steel inserts-especially the circle design of these
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Great Idea for cabinet front
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Cool cabinet fronts
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Punch tin cabinet
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Punched tin pie safe doors
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punched steel cabinet fronts- any pattern you desire
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Like dasigner in glass
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Pie safe
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Punched steel for cabinet doors
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Punched steel
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cool artful cabinets
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Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
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Kitchen cabinets
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punched steel cabinet front - the design can be custom-made
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Cabinet options
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Steel front
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Tin front
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cool doors Dan could make
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Punched steel!! Metal is good.
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Like the corrugated metal instead of glass
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Punched steel cabinet doors
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Punched steel. A fresh twist on old-fashioned punched-tin pie safes, steel punched with decorative patterns has a lot of potential for customization. Depending on the design, it could work just as well in a contemporary space as a country-style one.
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pie safe cabinet doors.
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punched tin?
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tin door design
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