Studio 2b delivers sophistication and practicality in a customized Contemporary kitchen for a
serious and passionate cook in Aspen, Colorado. The project — tailored to fit the clients' needs
for style and open storage — had specific restrictions with limited square footage and low
ceilings, which demanded critical thinking and design work from Samantha Bales, Principal of
Studio 2b and lead designer on the project.
In efforts to bring cohesion and to draw attention away from the lower ceilings, we used the
same style upper cabinets throughout the entire space. We met and exceeded all of the
clients' wishes and overcame the dimensional issues of a tight remodel.
The project seamlessly incorporated the need for function and the desire for a modern
aesthetic through amenities and design. The high-end German kitchen features upper and lower cabinetry in
two types of lacquer, complemented by natural walnut wood +MODO elements by designer Jorge Pensi. A backlit
white diffused-glass and anodized-aluminum backsplash offers shelving, electrical, and
hanging rods to conveniently locate utensils and cooking tools. The custom 4” solid wood
integrated chopping block and floating countertop complete the stunning and functional +MODO