Sunday, July 20, 2014

Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 41

"Emotional control is essential in any important negotiation process. Emotional control begins by understanding our own personal strengths and weaknesses, then building on those strengths while minimizing weaknesses. The benefit of emotional control through self understanding is the ability to maintain the emotional distance necessary to be effective. Emotional control may necessitate emotional distance to neutralize the situation and avoid undermining comments from the client."
Fragment from Module 4-The Client
Never too late to enroll:
 Ferruccio Laviani
Ferruccio Laviani
Discretion is his lifestyle. His language is very contemporary and personal, often recognizable by a sign or a particular color.Maybe mixed with a detail of the past. It is on the scene since the early '90s, a period that coincides with the international success of Memphis.
It is the emergence of a new generation of designers are characterized by a sophisticated and original creativity. Architect and designer, after his studies in Milan enter the profession by working with the De Lucchi studio, where he became a partner, designing for companies such as Mandarina Duck, Olivetti, Swatch. Since 1992 he is active in different creative sectors: industrial communication from the corporate identity.
His approach to the product is global: from graphic design, to packaging, to the care of the image. Draw for prestigious Italian and international brands like Foscarini, Emmemobili, T70, Halifax, Kartell, Mixel, FontanaArte, De Padova, Flos, Molteni & C, Moroso, Swarowski. For many years he has studied the concept of the flagship. It deals with interior design for fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana. Designed to Rastelli concept Beluga.
Our company states, "The most beautiful thing when you're trying to motivate a company about your choices is to realize that they have already been included and realize that you are dealing with those who first supports you to have made them, and began to ask more and more and you are at the point where you're having to put the brakes on. "
Beluga for Rastelli, Italy
mk originates from a totally Italian production reality, in which handcraft experience, technological innovation and design have interacted for forty years, in the continuous search of excellence. The constant orientation to quality and detail have progressively given life to a company that is able to combine the construction knowledge of the traditional woodwork with the innovation and the research proper of the contemporary industry. The handcraft roots, together with a modern industrial structure, extremely flexible and efficent, allow mk to realise kitchens and living spaces in which the quality and the customisation level of the product are very high. The use of hand-worked natural materials and a totally internal production, for each single kitchen, generate therefore the exclusivity of the unique item and of the high quality that is expressed through a rigorous, innovative yet timeless design.
mk 045
The pure core of 045 is defined by the materiality and naturality of the elements which outline its external features and by the formal rigour of the building technology and of the design. The use of the materials in their coherent identity and characterisation and the manufacturing of doors and tops, which create precise and rigorous skewed profiles, give life to clear volumes in which the emotional perception of the kitchen is strongly characteristic. The kitchen thus becomes an exclusive and important element inside the living space, characterising it in a balanced but visually and qualitatively important way.
mk 04
04, with a decided and rational look, interprets the theme of the kitchen with an extremely clear and concrete characterisation. As the result of specific handmade manufacturings, the very thick doors integrate the hold system in their frame, eliminating handles and profiles. The apparent visual simplicity and the rigour of the forms hide inside themselves the quality of the handmade manufacturings, which lend importance to the kitchen and determine its added value in time. The customisation possibilities and the tayloring of 04 allow the creation of unique projects of unmistakable quality.
mk 030
A high qualitative level, hidden by an extreme formal cleanliness, is the main feature of 030, in which the essentiality of the kitchen volumes originates from a refined attention towards quality. The great thickness of the doors and the infinite possibilities of combinations between finishes and materials make 030 a model of very high added value and at the same time extremely flexible and customisable inside the house. The kitchen becomes, therefore, an architectural element perfectly integrated in the environment where it is placed, from which it derives its specific aesthetic features.
mk 012
The extreme formal cleanliness of 012 derives from the technology, the precision and the building quality that constitute its main features. Visually thin, but at the same time stable and resistant, doors draw rigorous and light profiles. The technology of the alveolar aluminium internal structure of the doors blends with the craftmanship of the hand manufacturing necessary to realise their external finish, that are extremely customisable. Function, quality, technique are hidden by the material that dresses the visible volumes of the kitchen.


Jeabyun Yeon

Product Design, Samsung Art and Design Institute, Republic Of Korea
Hi, my name is Jeabyun Yeon.
I was born in Korea and I am at Samsung Art and Design Institute.I am interested in the nature & analog gadgets.
Nature gives me wisdom and interesting solution naturally. And analog emotion provide me directions for our future life.
So I think, our urban life-style is will be changed like a nature.
Enjoy the design, thank you.
Breathing Wall - Stage - Concept Development
Those of us living in modern times become stressed easily and we tend to generally accept its threat. However, these stresses become the cause of various psychological illnesses that at times lead to physical illnesses. That’s why people that take preventive measures against stress seek to heal their minds and bodies through yoga, exercise, meditation, etc. Based on this fact, the type of environment needed to heal one’s body and mind was examined.
When we go see a doctor to heal illness of the mind, doctors often use retrospection through colors, pictures and conversations to check and access our psychological state. Based on this context, these things were incorporated in the Breathing Wall.
Breathing Wall - Stage - Visual Development
Breathing Wall - Stage - Visual Development
Breathing Wall - Stage - Visual Development
In specific, the focus of the Breathing Wall was placed on indoor air, namely, indoor atmosphere. People can exercise efficiently and take high-quality rests by recollecting their good memories through the changes in the indoor atmosphere. For example, let’s suppose that you want to take a rest by thinking back upon your happy memory. When you enter the information of that situation into the Breathing Wall, it turns the indoor atmosphere into the air environment of that time while the wall displays movements such as breathing of fish to allow the user to feel that happy moment through five senses.
To me, ‘natural air’ is the most comfortable environment for people. It’s because they can brace themselves and prepared for a bright new day tomorrow as they breathe through their familiar or desired temperature, humidity, smell and illumination.

kitchen by Wolf Architects

Architect : Taras Wolf AIA, Wolf Architects (Chadstone, Vic)
Builder : David Toebelmann, Toebelmann Constructions
Kitchen manufacturer : Morcraft Kitchens

Story by Colleen Hawkes
Photography by Andrew Ashton
An architect's own home is a window on design for the 21st century – visually it may well be a conversation piece, but it can also demonstrate true functionality.
There are many innovative ideas in this kitchen designed by owner-architect Taras Wolf of Wolf Architects. But at the heart of everything is a simplicity and purity of form that ensures the kitchen merges seamlessly with the rest of the open-plan interior.
"Because of its position, the kitchen is like a watch tower for the whole house," the architect says. "When I am polishing my classic cars in the dedicated office-display area at the opposite end of the living space, I can still talk to my wife in the kitchen. This connection was an important aspect of the design."
Wolf specified a mix of white lacquer and walnut veneer cabinets. The doors and drawers all have recessed pulls, and the ventilation is concealed to provide flush, streamlined surfaces in keeping with the architecture.
But it is the island-style peninsula that creates the kitchen‘s real centrepiece.
"Caesarstone tops were chosen for durability, with an extra-large benchtop on the peninsula," says Wolf. "This has a long sharknose profile that extends back 100mm, rather than the standard 40mm. The bevelled edge gives the top the look of a large serving platter, and it is often used for just this purpose."
The sharknose profile also gives the benchtop a sculptural quality – it is a floating plane that enhances the sleek lines of the kitchen. On a practical level, it is ideal for socialising, providing a large counter for people to sit around.
Kitchen 2B sm
Wolf says he allowed extra depth on the benchtop in front of the sink, so plates can be placed there if required. A lowered bench at one end of the peninsula comprises glass over a coloured panel that can be changed should the family want a different colour accent.
Additional bench space on the perimeter cabinets flows through to the outdoor kitchen, making it easy for food to be passed through.
"Our family has an Asian heritage, and we like to do a lot of our cooking outdoors," says Wolf. "It feels as though we are in the tropics, albeit with an East meets West theme."
Other key features of the kitchen include open shelving lined with walnut, which makes a dramatic contrast to the white cabinets.
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There is also a butler‘s pantry, and an appliance garage with a tambour door. For ease of use, this can be accessed both from the kitchen and butler‘s pantry.
Wolf provided rubbish and recycling bins in the cabinetry – these can be emptied from outside the house.
Because the owners follow the Asian custom of removing their shoes indoors, Wolf specified tactile floor surfaces. The living area features wood floorboards while the kitchen has a polished concrete floor.
With its large openings to the outdoors, the kitchen also plays a role in ventilating the house – passive design ensures it is cool in summer and warm in winter.
About us
We are an importer and distributor of specialty hardware and complementary products
An agent for change in a dynamic and creative industry.
Our customers – More than 70,000 customers in North America : kitchen and bathroom cabinet manufacturers, kitchen dealers, residential and commercial woodworkers, home furnishing manufacturers, office and ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturers, renovation superstore chains, and purchasing groups with more than 6,000 hardware retailers.
 Our team – Nearly 1,700 people, close to half of whom focus on sales and marketing, and almost 65% of whom are Richelieu shareholders.
A North American leader
Our product – some 100,000 products (SKUs) in a wide variety of categories including: kitchen accessories, lighting systems, finishing and decorating products, functional hardware, ergonomic workstations, closet and kitchen storage solutions, sliding doors systems, decorative and functional panels, high-pressure laminates. This offering is complemented by the specialty items manufactured by two of our subsidiaries, Cedan Industries Inc. and Menuiserie des Pins Ltd. These include a broad range of veneer sheets and edge banding products, a variety of decorative mouldings and components for the window and door industry. In addition, some of our products are manufactured in Asia according to our specifications and those of our customers. More than 60% of our overall offering is sold under our brands. 
Our network – 62 centres across North America including two manufacturing plants. Our wide array of products, our “one-stop shop” service approach, our logistical efficiency and the numerous advantages of the transactional website richelieu.comtranslate in to an optimal response rate for our customers.
At the forefront of e-commerce – We maintain a network of value-added transactional websites targeting customers in multiple markets: and
A kitchen that has what everyone wants: plenty of storage!
Plenty of storage here too! What a shame that the plates are still round! 

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