The interplay of light and shadow created by the intersecting surfaces enhances the proportions of Vincent Van Duysen's new design for Dada: Intersection is a kitchen with doors chiselled like sculptures and solid, thick worktops

Intersection, the new design by Vincent Van Duysen for Dada, is a kitchen with a strong expressive character and refined details that highlight the brand’s excellence in working with materials. It is a system that offers numerous configuration possibilities: corner, linear and island. The worktop, 50 mm thick, is the central element of the project: conceived as a sculptural detail, it defines a channel under the edge that allows doors and drawers to be opened without the need for handles. Moreover, the use of a natural stone such as Breccia Capraia, characterised by dark-coloured streaks, makes each top or back panel a unique piece. Finally, the inlay work on the doors emphasises the materiality of the wood, for an overall result with a clear architectural value.

At a glance

What is it?
Intersection is a system that offers an infinite range of linear, corner or island compositions, where surfaces and worktops create interplays of light and shadow.
What its design concept?
The Belgian designer was inspired by the great masters Piet Mondrian and Carlo Scarpa: the first, for the use of geometric compositions that identify the founder of the de Stijl movement, using essences that intersect and create rigorous geometries; the latter, for the refined materials and details that distinguish one of his masterpieces, the Querini Stampalia Palace in Venice, where marble, stone, ceramics, wood and metal fittings are used in a masterly way to create highly sophisticated and beautiful environments.
What makes it special?
A new material, the natural stone Breccia Capraia, marked by splendid dark coloured streaks makes each top, backrest or shelf a unique piece. Inlay work on the doors enhances the materiality of essences and ennobles the plasticity of the lacquered surfaces, with a design resembling architecture and dominated by geometric proportion. The snack element presents essence surfaces characterized by veins that intersect to form a pleasant linear and rational profile. The worktop has become the generating element of the project, featuring a new 50 mm thick design. Designed as a sculptural detail, it creates a channel below its edge that allows doors and drawers to open without the need for handles.
In the designer’s own words
A project that plays with proportions, thicknesses and a mix of refined materials.