Sunday, August 18, 2013

Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette #10


 From the school

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International Bits and Pieces

Designer Profile
Piero Lissoni
Piero Lissoni

In 1986, together with Nicoletta Canesi, Piero Lissoni opens the studio Lissoni Associati; in 1996 they create Graph.x to develop graphic projects.
The work of the studio embraces architecture, graphic and industrial design projects, ranging from furniture, accessories, kitchens, bathroom and lighting fixtures to corporate identity, advertising, catalogues and packaging. Interior design projects include hotels, showrooms, trade stands, private houses, shops and yachts.
The studio currently employs over 60 people, comprising architects, designers and graphic designers and creates solutions for clients such as Alessi, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Desalto, Fantini, Flos, Fritz Hansen, Glas Italia, Kartell, Knoll International, Lema, Living Divani, Lualdi, Matteograssi, Pierantonio Bonacina, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Tecno and Thonet. Incursions into the fashion world involve store design and collaboration with Italian brands such as Benetton, Gallo, Piazza Sempione, Santandrea, Serapian, showroom and corporate identity for the American designer Elie Tahari.
Piero Lissoni architectural projects include not only private residences but also hotels or companies headquarters or showrooms like a private loft in Monza (2009); a villa in Como (2005); the Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem (2009); The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2011); the Monaco & Grand Canal Hotel in Venice (2002-2004); the Bentley Design HotelTM in Istanbul (2002); the Al Porto Design HotelTM on Zurich lake(2001); the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Tokyo (2005), the Studio M Hotel in Singapore (2010); the Hotel Bellariva on Garda Lake (2010); the main suites at Pierre Hotel in New York (2010) and at The Taj Palace Hotel (2010) in Mumbai.

Since 1989 he has designed for Boffi:
For the kitchen collections:
Aprile, Duemilaotto, Case System 2.3, Case System 5.0, LT, Table System, WK6, Zone.

Aprile by Pierro Lisone for Boffi

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Company profile:

Alno Germany, the world's second largest

kitchen manufacturer  

The history of ALNO is as unique as their kitchens.

The company was founded in 1927 in the workshop of carpenter Albert Nothdurft. Over the next 30 years, the company grew consistently and eventually moved to Pfullendorf, where it is still based today. In 1958 ALNO Möbelwerke GmbH + Co KG was officially founded. In the following decades the company achieved international recognition for its kitchens. In 1995 ALNO became a public limited company and one of Europe’s market leaders. Over 750 employees based at Pfullendorf craft exquisitely designed ALNO kitchens of the highest quality. Across Europe and the world, these kitchens are central to family living.

Kitchen from Alno collection

ALNO AG is one of the leading kitchen manufacturers and is the best known kitchen brand in Germany . ALNO AG tradition and quality awareness is coupled with the highest standards of innovation and modernity. Using our four brands ALNO (premium segment), Wellmann (classic and modern), PULSE (minimalist ) and Pino (entry range), and the ALNO AG operates as a licensee of Home ESPRIT different customer target groups and price segments. 

Kitchen from Wellman collection

Kitchen from Pulse collection

The company has three subsidiaries abroad and approximately 7,000 partners in 64 countries. In addition to its four national production facilities ALNO AG since autumn 2005 with a production facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the first kitchen manufacturers in Europe who produced specifically for the needs of the local market locally in the Middle East. In fiscal year 2010, its 1,800 employees a sales of nearly 470 million euros.


This week product

Elica rangehoods

Since the 1970s, Elica has stood for efficiency, innovation and design. The quality of Elica kitchen range hoods are a breath of fresh air, rendering the brand and its creations truly unique in the market. From its Fabriano headquarters, Elica gained global fame thanks also to its spirit of collaboration and harmony that has characterized the mood of the world leader in the kitchen hood industry. The values of the brand and those of sharing are what gives life to the company and its people – Elica placed first in the “Great Place to Work” category of the Best Workplaces 2011 rankings.



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From Australia and New Zealand

We started recently the publication of top 30 Australian Kitchen , as announced by Trends Magazine, in no particular order. Here is #7


Kitchen designer : Sian Gillanders NKBA, SG Design (Queenstown) 
Kitchen manufacturer : Formatt Kitchens 

Designed by Sian Gillanders, this kitchen is finished in a palette of earthy colours and natural materials

Small details of colour, material or finishing repeated from one area of a house to another can be so subtle that they are barely noticeable. Yet the effect helps to create a strong sense of visual continuity and ensures a smooth flow through the house. When Sian Gillanders designed this kitchen for a new home, she drew her inspiration from the contemporary, slightly Frank Lloyd Wright style of the architecture, and restricted her material choices to the natural finishes planned for the rest of the property – natural stone, travertine, timber and stainless steel. The architect had already specified white oak for built-in cabinetry in the living room, and schist stone featured in details on the outside of the house as well as on the inside. A warm, earthy, hen's-egg brown colour, selected for the front entrance, dining and lounge areas, was carried through into the kitchen on a side wall. 

Stainless steel benchtops were chosen for their classic, timeless look, the designer says. "They also complement the brown colour of the walls and work well with the natural stone and timber finishes." The owners wanted the kitchen to include an island with a seating area, but the size of the space indicated the island would need to be around 4m long – which could have looked a little out of proportion, the designer says. "We felt the island had to be fairly long to balance the length of benchtop along the back of the kitchen, so we designed a cantilevered timber top at one end for seating, which added a furniture element to the island." The timber breakfast bar also provides a counterpoint to the stainless steel benches, adding visual warmth, as does the timber hood. 

For maximum convenience, the designer limited storage to under-bench cabinetry. Two aluminium roller doors flanking the refrigerator conceal the appliance garage and home office. The owners say they wanted their new kitchen to flow well with the interior scheme of the rest of the house. "It had to be a workable blend of form and function. While functionality was critical, appearance was also important," they say. - 

Story by Mary Webb
Photography by Marina Mathews

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      From the industry



Teaming the latest product developments with international design and a colour palettethat reflects the Australian market, Laminex continues to push the boundaries of inspirational decorative surface solutions with the introduction of Laminex® Impressions™textured surfaces

Providing a textured finish to a selection of decors from the Laminex Colour Palette, Laminex Impressions adds unparalleled depth to create an impressive look.

Impressions- Nuance

Laminex Marketing Manager, Joanna Baker, said Laminex Impressions provides an extra dimension to any interior space with three attractive textured finishes – Spark, Riven and Nuance – enhancing the beauty of vertical and horizontal surfaces.

“This unique range of textured surface solutions adds a subtle effect, yet striking realism to create a design leading look,” Baker said. Spark adds shimmer and a touch of class to benchtops and counters that evokes the natural beauty of sparkling quartz embedded in stone. This stunning textured finish also varies in appearance depending on which angle the light hits it.

Impressions- Nuance
Impressions- Sparkle

Riven achieves a brushed effect to enhance the elegance and beauty of cupboards
doors, drawers and vertical panels in solid colours, woodgrains or linear patterns. Matching
textured ABS edging is also available for a seamless and sophisticated interior, whether it’
in the living room, bathroom or kitchen.
Nuance adds dimension, light and style to solid colours, woodgrains and linear patterns
with a natural look and feel of timber grain. Matching ABS edging is also available for a
completely flawless finish for vertical applications.


Along with the introduction of Laminex Impressions, 15 new decors made up of Striking Solids, New Neutrals, Crafted Woodgrains and Elemental Abstracts also debut in the extensive Laminex Colour

Palette, bringing the total range on offer to 200. According to Baker, the latest additions to the Laminex Colour Palette have reshaped the Colour Palette, resulting in a comprehensive, contemporary and inspirational offering. “We closely examined the Laminex Colour Palette and made room for the introduction of 15 new decors that truly reflect current Australian design trends, so whether it’s benchtops cabinets, wardrobes or drawers, the Laminex Colour Palette offers a full spectrum of decors to achieve an integrated interior solution,” Baker said.

For more information on Laminex Impressions textured surfaces or the Laminex Colour
Palette, to view a brochure or order a sample, visit

Definitely Yes!

Rope-wrapped stools and an Oggetti chair surround a Behun-designed walnut table in the kitchen, the walnut-slab bar is custom made, the 1930s stools are French, and the "hand" barstools came from West Palm Beach; the French metal-and-wicker light fixture is vintage, and the rugs are Moroccan.


If you’re a fan of recycled marine elements and the Steampunk aesthetic, then your dream apartment may very well be in Chelsea! On the market through the CORE GROUP NYC real estate, this surreal apartment on West 29th Street pad is more like living in a movie set than New York. A repurposed 32-foot long vintage zeppelin lined with programmable LED lights sets the tone for this unique apartment that's chock-full of repurposed retro industrial pieces. Really?

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