Norma: the new normal of outdoor cooking

Norma is the new outdoor kitchen produced by RODA and designed by Rodolfo Dordoni. A dynamic structure that combines refined design with high performance for a convivial experience of food and its preparation

Norma by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari
Norma by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari

The Norma model like a mobile set of components for informal, convivial life, in a kitchen that thrives on a sense of rediscovered social contact in a carefully coordinated outdoor area.

As a new development for Roda, Norma opens the path for the company in the world of cooking, providing a natural complement to the outdoor context. The new open-air kitchen designed by Rodolfo Dordoni combines minimalism in its forms with dynamism of its functions, becoming a place of experimentation, technology and design. Created in collaboration with Ilve, an Italian company specialized in the production of professional kitchens for domestic use, Norma is a summary of the authentic, shared values of two Italian firms: a focus on ‘beautiful and well-made’ and an accent on personal wellbeing, with the commitment to improve the quality of time spent in a domestic setting.

The elegant profiles and high performance make this a complete kitchen, further enhanced by the characteristics of flexible configuration and efficiency of materials and finishes that stand up to wear and weather.

Norma by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari
Norma by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari
Norma by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari

Functional and convivial

The independent structure makes this model adaptable in limited outdoor spaces, or larger areas with more variegated furnishings. The freestanding island, made in the distinctive Smoke color of RODA, contains a sink block in AISI 304 stainless steel – with doors also available in the Rust and Milk hues – grafted into the durable top in Lapitec® with a structured finish; a special lower compartment can also contain a refrigerator upon request.

The peninsula offers an extension of the work area, which lengthens to form a suspended counter that can also be used for dining.

The hob with a triple crown and five gas burners exists on its own with respect to the other units, and can be placed on fixed feet or wheels for easy movement, also to be stowed away below the peninsula worktop. The compartment below the burners, with shelves in larch wood staving, and a practical utensil bar make it possible to always keep accessories within reach. Optionals include stainless steel grills and wooden cutting boards set perfectly into the worktop.

Norma by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari
Norma by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari
Norma by Roda, Design Rodolfo Dordoni - Photo © Andrea Ferrari

Photo © Andrea Ferrari