Striking minimalism is how I describe Concept 40 by Leicht. As a winner of a Best of Best Award in IMM Cologne 2008, it offers a direction for modern design that I find clever and intriguing. For me, the concept of an entire wall of lift-up cupboards is a fresh take on the notion of kitchen as a family space. It provides a very aesthetically, well-proportioned element as well as a way to hide the clutter so essential in a room you may want to relax in. I do, however, have my reservations regarding the platform faucet.