Today we present a compact kitchen that the interior designer and furniture maker Katrin Arens Arens designed for a young restaurateur couple in Bergamo. The kitchen is made largely of salvaged scaffolding wood with a dramatic sheet iron splashback that wraps around the extractor hood. The dishwasher is to the right of the sink and there is a freestanding fridge to the left of the photo frame. Arens uses wooden drawers and cabinets with simple, carved openings in most designs. The white finish is a pigment that needs to be brushed onto the wood several times. otherwise it will not last. The wooden counters are sealed to make them waterproof.