Sunday, March 16, 2014

Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette #25


"Kitchen design  profession is about selling by getting the trust, by building confidence; hence, whatever designer do, say, or demonstrate will be judged and assessed by the client on a trust scale.  As a designer, you represent the company, and the company is assessed through you. " Extract from the Module 6-Designer job.
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Giuliano Giaroli

Giuliano Giaroli


Giuliano Giaroli set up his studio in 1985. Interior design and renovation were his prevailing activities at that time. His furnishing settings are strongly chacterized by elements of his own design. The close collaboration with Schiffini Kitchens began in 2003 when he designed for the company some ranges of kitchen and complements. At present he coordinates worldwide the image of the company in its single-brand showrooms.

One 12 for Schiffini

G one for Schiffini



The four Baumann brothers established the firm of 'Gebrüder Baumann' in 1929. In 1954 the firm of 'Wilhelm Baumann' was established, manufacturing kitchen buffets and also, from 1956, Swedish kitchens. Production of fitted kitchens using melamine-coated chipboard began in 1961. The product name selected was 'bau-for-mat Einbauküchen'. By 1970 the business had sales of €2 million and about 90 employees. In 1971 the 'Wilhelm Baumann' business was taken over by son Wilfried Baumann. By 1984 sales had reached €50 million and there were about 320 employees. In 1985 the corporate name was changed to 'bau-for-mat Küchen' Siegfried Westerholz was appointed as Manager. The firm of 'Burger Küchenmöbel' in Saxony-Anhalt was taken over in 1991. Delf Baumann was the third generation to join the family business, in 1996. The Haus Beck exhibition and training centre was opened in 2000, following extensive renovations. In 2009 the 'cube 130' product line was launched at the company exhibition.
Bauformat has currently three collections in a wide variety of finishes and colours. Here are some of them:

Collection Cube 130.

Ancona 148

Ancona 148

Collection Cube Country


Nizza 329

Nizza 331

Nizza 331

Collection Cube Purista

Bali-cp 144

Boston CP

Boston-cp 145

Manhattan-cp 612

Manhattan-cp 612

Double The Warmth

Designers: Huang Yichen, Xu Wei, Ye Yiwen, Lu Nannan, Ye Peng, Pang Shenli, Lin Danyan & Qiu Yiwu
Inspired by the Asian idea that the earth was square and heaven was round, the Double Warm Multi-functional and Energy-efficient Coal Stove was conceptualized. It is designed to have a water-storage volume surrounding the furnace so that you can boil water while you use the stove for cooking. This hot water can be used for bathing etc. Nice idea, especially since it is aimed for the energy-starved counties where resources are expensive and scarce.

Architect : Hamish Learmonth, Insitu Architecture NZIA, in collaboration with Michael Wyatt Architect (Queenstown)
Kitchen designer : Lloyd Richardson, Lloyds Joinery (Invercargill)

In most modern houses, the kitchen is the operations centre, which is why it is often positioned in the heart of the home. However, sometimes there is a need to provide a degree of separation between formal and informal living areas. In this house, the kitchen takes pride of place in the centre of a large living space with a spectacular lake view. But the separate areas within this space are defined by the position of two semi-freestanding cabinet units, which act as room dividers.

Kitchen designer Lloyd Richardson of Lloyd's Joinery, who worked with the owners, Margo and Tom Pryde, says these two walls of kitchen cabinets were also designed with respect to the living spaces on either side. To the left is a reading room, and to the right is the living area.
"Rather than having a flat wall on the other side of the cabinet units, we provided bookcases in the reading room, and panelling to the side facing the living room."
Glazing at the top of the pantry units and a bifolding door allow the reading room to be closed off if required. But, because the owners didn't want an open door to interfere with the easy flow between the rooms, the door folds away into the cabinetry when not in use.
The two rows of cabinets effectively create a U-shaped kitchen, with a galley-style work area. Richardson says the shape and the neutral material palette of the kitchen ensure the dramatic view remains the focus.
"When you are working at the sink bench, you feel as if you are hovering just above the lake," he says. "This feeling is enhanced by the window that opens right onto the rear benchtop, which can act as a servery to the terrace."
Benchtops, including the island top that wraps down the sides, and the lower splashbacks feature white Quantum quartz stone. To provide a refined look, the 20mm benchtops were rebated so they present an edge of just 10mm. "This creates the effect of a thin skin wrapping the benchtops," says the designer. "As with many other features, the elements that appear simple usually involve the most challenging processes." Underbench cabinets are in light oak veneer – similar veneer splashback panels either side of the contemporary rangehood reinforce the horizontal lines of the kitchen. There is also an anodised aluminium shelf providing symmetry with the rangehood. "For visual consistency, the dimensions of the appliances and the cabinet fronts line up – right around the kitchen and even on the cabinetry in the rooms on either side," says Richardson. -

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 Balance and harmony. The Asian aesthetic places a strong emphasis on harmony, in terms of materials as well as design. Pay attention to balancing visual elements such as color, form and weight. In this kitchen the dark range hood offsets the island, and the lighter ceiling beams echo the cabinetry.

Swiss-Army Kitchens

Probably the most unusual idea for a kitchen so far!

Shaping Silestone Kitchen

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