Developed by Carlo Colombo, Isøla reinterprets the revolutionary concept underlying one of the brand’s first island models, so innovative for its time that it was exhibited at the MoMA in the 70s

Isøla, the new Rossana kitchen model designed by Carlo Colombo, is a cutting-edge transversal project in use and functions. It reinterprets the 50-year history of the Rossana kitchen and the revolutionary concept of one of the brand’s first island models, exhibited at the MoMA in New York back in 1972. It is an open model featuring a self-supporting wall capable of creating an aesthetic and functional division between the cooking area and the living area. It is distinguished by geometric lines developing horizontally and vertically that create an interplay of volumes between voids and solids making Isøla a sculptural kitchen with an architectural appearance. Made from natural materials combined with metal elements, Isøla also presents a boiserie system that can be used to furnish the interior, including recesses and walls, and generate a refined total-look effect. Configured as an island that can be combined with furnishings, the new model is designed to adapt to large houses as well as apartments and metropolitan open-plan interiors where space is limited. Thanks also to the collaboration with Simona Tagliaferri, the brand’s art director, Rossana presents five interpretations of Isøla, set in five cities – Milan, Ibiza, Paris, New York, Singapore – where the project takes shape and recounts the brand’s style.

At a glance

What is it?
Isøla is a project that renews the concept of the kitchen island and relates continuously to the various rooms in the house.
What is the design concept?
To present a model that is both a kitchen and a living space due to a cleanly marked central cut defining the two settings.
How is it made?
Isøla is configured around a sculptural monobloc, and is produced by using wood and stone juxtaposed with metal elements.
What makes it special?
The self-supporting element that marks a break between two independent areas: one devoted to cooking and washing up and the other to convivial living.
How is it?
Architectural, functional, gregarious.