Saturday, June 3, 2017

Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 86


Fabio Teixeira

I am a young designer that really like to work with product projects, trying to add ideas that will make a sustainable project and solve the real needs of consumers. Whenever I can, i am reading books or surfing on Internet in design blogs and sites to get theoretical basement, references and inspiration that will enable me to become a capacitated and qualified designer to create or enhance projects that will improve the quality of user’s life.

GUIMARAES ISLAND | Kitchen with island for TCC Whitestone

Natural stone kitchen with island without handles

GAIA ISLAND | Kitchen for TCC Whitestone

Custom modular kitchen with island

Woodworking and furniture production has always been a passion. The high specialization in this area and follow the entrepreneurial intuition, our family, in the sixties, based Polaris. Ours is an industrial reality in which the relationship with the artisan tradition, the choice of raw materials and a sustainable approach have become the method of production, which guarantees high quality. We immediately conceived the idea of ​​furniture as a unique element – design, versatile and solid – that characterizes our kitchen space. Over the years, the craftsman know, we have added the latest technology to offer a professional and cutting edge. At the center of all our projects ourselves first of all the person, his needs and desires. For this we are committed to creating spaces where design elements, innovative and modern, have the ability to make easier the actions that we do every day.
In which the encounter between new technologies and many years of experience reveals passion, craftsmanship and attention to quality, the environment.

Human-centered design

Explanatory diagram
The element boxis walnut, welcomes valuable tools and accessories.
ARCHEA I. Thanks element boxis walnut, the rooms have the possibility to be equipped and organized to accommodate tools, dishes and food in the sign of the maximum capacity. The element boxis, walnut, matt white lacquered doors and columns equipped, lacquered yellow saffron, represent the functional evolution of the kitchen, revealing capacity and versatility.
ARCHEA II. It is a rational project that was born with the desire to offer creative solutions and highly functional essential design and compact. The modular self-supporting, natural oak, is characterized by large dimensions and clean lines that communicate with each other to create storage spaces even above the island, steel Scotch Brite.
ARCHEA III. The search for a pure and essential design results in large modular surfaces. Lacquered matt white laminate top: every detail is designed to give a concrete answer to the needs of contemporary living.Photography David Lovatti

The wooden door reinterpreted.
VILLAGE I. The wooden door reinterpreted. The pure geometry of materials and finishes enhances surfaces defining a space kitchen natural and balanced. Anta in natural oak and top in white agglomerate. To best meet the personal needs you can choose the sliding curtain; drawers are modular modular, in line with the idea of ​​versatility.
VILLAGE II. A project that explores solutions broad, in which the distinctive characteristics of the material are measured at their maximum in the approach of different surfaces. Porphyry, oak and white lacquered open pore: real star of the kitchen, the material surface characterizes and defines the volumes. Photography David Lovatti
The planning and passion for the subject.
EASY I. The large surfaces and the use of shelves and open elements guarantee the maximum freedom of composition. The use of oak nodato, the matt lacquer and porcelain, to the door and the floor, expressing the quality of the project and the passion for the subject. The drawers include a wide variety of modular containment as needed: cutting-edge technology and aesthetics exclusive operational center of the kitchen.
EASY II. A new project for the kitchen characterized by large dimensions. Distinctive feature is the built-in handle to flush doors that defines volumes. A cuisine characterized by clean lines of shapes and colors – white laminate and particle – in the name of functionality and comfort.
Photography David Lovatti
Strength, simplicity and functionality in a cutting-edge project.
LIVING I. A project defined by aesthetical rigor and solutions, designed to ensure more rational organization of space and ensure operational capacity. Strength, simplicity and functionality characterize the equipment modular backrest and columns, defined by the new feel of the laminate Fenix, also used for the doors and the floor.

LIVING II. It expresses his personality traits in fresh and original, and in the variety of material combinations by aesthetic evolved. The open space and natural oak with electrified bar, the floor made of stainless steel and integrated sink, the leaf mat and the wall elements, exceptional compositional versatility, are proposals that address the needs of space, ensuring the highest aesthetic quality.


I wonder what else we will be seeing in futuristic kitchens, but for the moment let’s stick to what Nelly has for us. Since my French is no-good I’m going to do my best to explain what she is trying to convey. Oniris is the kitchen for the future that integrates technology to its advantage. The central working unit doubles up as a dining, washing, cooking and storage area. There is a chandelier on top of the unit that houses LED lights, a motion-sensor camera and a projector as well. You guessed it, the projector displays recipes/images on the countertop.

The graphic visuals can be programmed and pre-set for special occasion like birthdays etc. It can also be used to announce the meal courses in a very animate way.
An induction cooking plate, storage cabinet and sensor-controlled faucet complete the concept.
Now that I have conveyed the basics, my two-cents on this: I’m all for technology in the kitchen, but practical solutions for spills, heavy-duty cooking like we Indians do (read oily fried foods) need more tougher terrains. Overall verdict-Thumbs Up!
Designer: Nelly De Macedo
Oniris Futuristic Kitchen Concept by Nelly De Macedo
Oniris Futuristic Kitchen Concept by Nelly De Macedo 2


things we like

tom dixon brews up a coffee collection for maison & objet, september 2015

tom dixon brews up a coffee collection for maison & objet
tom dixon presents ‘brew’ — a suite of gleaming, copper appliances for the coffee obsessed. debuting at maison & objet 2015 in paris, ‘brew’ celebrates the coming together of heat, steam, water and coffee grounds, and pays tribute to the modern-day ceremony of serving coffee. comprised of a biscuit tin, caddy, cafetiere, espresso cups, milk pan, scoop, serving tray and stovetop, the ‘brew’ collection sets the stage for the ritual of making and consuming coffee — from the push of the plunger, to the dunk of the biscuit.
tom dixon brew coffee collection designboom
the ‘brew’ coffee collection by tom dixontom dixon brew coffee collection designboom
‘brew’ cafetiere

the ‘brew’ cafetiere is tall and tactile, exuding a futuristic art deco look. it’s brushed steel interior contrasts with its simple but striking high-shine copper finish, rendered with high precision-engineered to ensure smooth and easy plunging and pouring. the result is a sleek, sturdy cafetiere — the centrepiece of the coffee ceremony.
tom dixon brew coffee collection designboom
the cafetiere has a copper exterior and brushed steel interior for easy pushing and plungingtom dixon brew coffee collection designboom
‘brew’ stove top

the ‘brew’ stovetop espresso-maker offers visual balance and elegance through a solid base and a heat-resistant, easy-pour handle. it’s ideal for everyday baristas, sunday-morning connoisseurs and after-dinner espresso aficionados alike.tom-dixon-BREW-coffee-collection-maison-et-objet-designboom-11
the stovetop espress maker expresses an art deco feel
‘brew’ milk pan

the stainless steel milkpan with a high-gloss copper finish is outfitted with a straight handle that has been engineered for even heating and perfect balance. combined with its twin, the ‘brew’ stovetop, it creates a good café au lait.
detail of the milk pan’s proportions and shapes in relation to its long straight handletom-dixon-BREW-coffee-collection-maison-et-objet-designboom-08
‘brew’ coffee caddy

fine coffee should be stored with reverence. the bullet-shaped ‘brew’ coffee caddy keeps grounds fresh and flavorful in a capsule of polished steel, with a high-shine copper finish. its hemispherical lid is engineered to fit neatly with the bowl of the ‘brew’ coffee scoop.tom-dixon-BREW-coffee-collection-maison-et-objet-designboom-07
the bullet-shaped coffee caddy keeps grounds fresh and flavorful
‘brew coffee scoop’

from caddy to cafetiere, the ‘brew’ coffee scoop is copper-finished with a cylindrical counterweight that allows it to stand upright. it has been designed to sit perfectly on the lid of the top dixon ‘brew’ caddy whenever services are not needed.
‘brew’ biscuit tin

the wide round ‘brew’ biscuit tin is copper-finished, and has been fashioned with a brushed steel interior that keeps digestives and amaretti alike in tip-top dunking condition.
the wide round biscuit tin keeps your cookies in tip-top dunking condition
‘brew’ espresso cups

for the final, most pleasurable, part of the coffeemaker’s ritual: a set of four espresso cups that have been realized to be elegantly stackable, easily storeable and beautiful to look at. each comprises a polished steel interior with a gleaming copper finish – the perfect cup to start a day or end a meal.
the bottom of each cup is embossed with ‘tom dixon london’tom-dixon-BREW-coffee-collection-maison-et-objet-designboom-01
‘brew’ tray

the ‘brew’ tray is designed to accommodate every item in the ‘brew’ range of coffee-making artefacts, but can also be used as presentation platform for anything that demands to be served with style.

mobile kitchen by geneva university of art and design students

mobile kitchen by geneva university of art and design students
mobile kitchen’ by students of the geneva university of art and design under the direction of leopold banchini and daniel zamarbide
image courtesy daniel zamarbide

under the direction of leopold banchini and daniel zamarbide of bureau A with the assistance of giona bierens de haan, students of the geneva university of art
and design have completed a mobile exhibition set of modules – with a fully sized realization of the kitchen concept. the school was commissioned to
rethink the possibilities of creating an area in a modern landmark building in geneva – instead of compromising any space of the listed building
with another construction, the workshop concentrated on imagining mobile devices.

informed by the vernacular and intelligent portable architectures and spontaneous structures found in many countries in the world,
the students imagined a series of transportable units that could form a small family of objects that could accommodate different functions.
the 5 variations as shown in the models are to host a documentation stand (for brochures and books), an autonomous (photovoltaic) energy feature
providing the needed energy for the exhibition, a gathering module included a table and stools, a café and a media centre with the purpose of visioning film material.
a few of the other concepts will go under construction throughout the year.