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Some people living in small spaces don't need to look at their kitchen all the time; an Italian company logically called Florida Kitchens has introduced two models that have sliding components so that they just go away when not needed. the Moove 1 closes up by having the top slide down, which seems complicated for not much gain in space. The Moove 02 is a lot more interesting.
Here it is a perfectly workable kitchen island with a counter behind;
When you are not using the kitchen, the counter slides forward and covers the stove and the rest of the kitchen island, hiding it and adding back floor space. More at Florida Kitchens, found on Trendir.
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