Many measures can be taken to improve the interaction between human beings and their kitchens. It is not just a matter of nimble organization of space, at times incorporating the living area in the project. It also has to do with all the necessities that can arise in the kitchen, and the use of appliances that should not only be harmoniously coordinated with the rest, but also contribute to speed and facilitate food preparation, making it into a pleasant moment of socializing.
To respond to the needs of a habitat in transformation, avoiding rigid layout schemes, Kabinspace by Euromobil offers a sliding system with vanishing doors, permitting free spatial organization in a space furnished with the Telero kitchen, composed of bases, hanging cabinets and paneling in black stoneware, with white lacquered Antis columns.
The concept developed by Antonio Citterio for the Thea kitchen by Arclinea is very precise, relating to the tendency to separate the kitchen into two distinct, complementary areas: an operative zone and a gathering place, seen as part of the living room. The distinctive feature of the model is the border of separation between the doors, which translates into a handy solution for opening and closing.
Rethinking space and reinventing ergonomics were the factors that have led Gabriele Centazzo to develop Logica Celata for Valcucine, a sculptural volume with clean, essential lines, designed down to the details to conceal a complete functional organization. Everything is within easy reach, ready to be used in the most effective and practical way. Then, in the end everything becomes invisible, perfectly hidden behind the door that closes flush with the base cabinets, for a sense of total order and tidiness.
Maistri applies all of its inventive flair in the K-Table project, which has the look of a kitchen and the lightness of a table. The technical core contained in the sides of the table brings electricity to the worktop, thus allowing for insertion of a hob and electrical sockets, which are also useful to recharge computers and smartphones
Doimo Cucine, with the D23 system, composition 6, exploits the columns as dividers to split the living area, serving the kitchen on one side and the dining/living area on the other. The shaped doors, placed at the two ends of the island, make the groove for opening into a decorative feature.
Instead, Carlo Colombo creates an aesthetic and operative division between the washing and preparation zone and an area set aside for living, in the Isøla kitchen by Rossana. The presence of geometric lines, extending vertically and horizontally, generates a game of full and empty volumes in the kitchen, paced in its elevation by metal blades that set aside various functional zones and storage options, featuring tops at different levels made with different materials. Rossana’s catalogue presents five interpretations of Isøla, in five exclusive locations: Milan, Ibiza, Paris, New York, Singapore.
Finally, the appliances also have a part to play. The T-Shelf hood by Faber, for example, contributes to improve the organization of the cooking area: the trellis structure is composed of two shelves in smoked glass and rods for hanging accessories, as well as a system of LED lights with dimmers to adjust the brightness on the surface below.
The Open Suite hood by Elica responds to multiple domestic needs while adding character to the home with its personalized modular structure, capable of creating a new dimension in space with a unique, immediately striking style. It carries out several functions: not just an exhaust hood, but also lighting and a vast range of shelving, in a structure organized on the basis of individual requirements.