Today we’re spotlighting a compact kitchen that interior designer and furniture maker Katrin Arens Arens designed for a young restaurateur couple in Bergamo. The kitchen is built largely from salvaged scaffolding wood with a dramatic back wall of iron sheeting that wraps around the range hood. The dishwasher is to the right of the sink and there’s a freestanding fridge to the left, out of the photo frame. Arens uses all-wood drawers and cabinets with basic carved openings in most of her designs. The white finish is a pigment that has to be brushed on the wood several times; otherwise it won’t last. The wood counters are sealed to waterproof them.