Arts & Crafts > The Project
design: Alfredo Zengiaro
The philosophy of the project refers to the couple “vintage – innovation” intended as vocation towards the past which sets a new life style and design. This new style proposes to evolve the minimalism: from the contact to object intended as simplicity and clearness of shapes to the recovery of rationalism and functionality, tied to the real qualities and to the materials that characterise the kitchen. Natural essences, iron looks, solid woods and cement effect resins mark out a style which might undertake two different but complementary directions: urban chic and rustic charm. The style “urban chic” expresses itself through the usage of pewter finish on metals, whereas the style “rustic charm” expresses itself through the usage of weathering steel finish on metals. These are two finishes of metals oxidized by time, whereas the cement effect resins and the wood give to sight and touch a “live” effect. The metal is on stage, through its descriptive power and its sensorial combinations, with a look to the future and one to the past. Maximum customisation to create a modern “kitchen studio”, where the elements thought in the concept planning of the “broke up” kitchen can merge and integrate perfectly, in a whole space dedicated to conviviality and total living. The “broke up” kitchen is identified by working areas and their connected elements: cooking and washing up area – both in an island or on a wall – storage areas and appliances areas, snack preparation areas, functional base made of metal sheet. The working areas can perfectly integrate in a traditional layout made of base and wall units. A kitchen seen through strongly connotative elements characterising the couple company trademark – product which proposes again, through new functions and materials, a new way of designing the home space.
Arts & Crafts > Rustic Charm
In all settings prevail the canaletto walnut wood, present in the storage tall units, in the floating wall units with grey smoked glass, in the boiserie, in the shelves and in the breakfast bar. The canaletto walnut is also for the basement of the floor base units made of weathering steel. The worktops, both in the island and on the wall, are supported by a thick weathering steel structure to create a resistant and reliable working surface. They are made of laminam Fokos Rena, slabs of “gres porcelain” are used also to cover the backsplash. The steel hob and sink are coordinated with the weathering steel island hood. The floating base of the open unit in matt lacquer visone creates, with the wall unit with boxed glass door and the boiserie, a versatile space, open to the living area. The open units are coordinated with the shelves made of canaletto walnut. The handles, made of weathering steel represent an innovation both for the grip and the finish. The tall units with vanishing doors hide the ovens, the fridge and the wine cellar.
Arts & Crafts > Urban Chic
In this modern “kitchen studio” the sweetness of bleached ash wood characterises the doors, the structure of tall units and wall units with boxed glass doors, the floor boiserie, the big squared top table and the basements of base units made of pewter finish. The lacquer matt fango is proposed in the base units connected to the table, in the wall units and boiseries, both to floor and behind the hood. The worktop on wall run is made of thick Laminam Fokos lead, it is supported by a pewter finish steel support. With the same slabs of “gres porcelain” Laminam, but of lower thickness, are made both the worktop and the backsplash behind the sink. The black ceramic hob and steel sink are a perfect match with the pewter finish steel hood. The open units are coordinated with the shelves made of bleached ash. The handles, made of steel pewter finish represent an innovation both for the grip and the finish. The tall units with vanishing doors hide the oven and the fridge.