photos Maurizio Marcato
text Andrea Pirruccio

Photo 1: The disappearing kitchen designed by Andrea Bassanello for Modulnova can be made with modular components ranging from 140 to 310 cm; the doors have a recessing mechanism, while the cabinet doors are without grooves, available in satin-finish or glossy lacquer, or in wood.

Alicante, designed by Matteo Beraldi for Febal, is a component project featuring a series of hanging modules that include, in the items below the upper cabinets, a dock-station system that makes it possible to connect the kitchen to any tablet or smartphone device of the latest generation. Photo 2:   Designed for Snaidero by Pietro Arosio, Board offers a suspended operations block in Corian, available in two sizes (90 and 120 cm) and completely outfitted for cooking, washing and food preparation. The block also includes a built-in wastebin for disposal of organic refuse. Designed for La Cornue by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the W program includes a line of independent elements, released from the logic of the accessorized kitchen: the induction range with four cooking zones, the electric oven with electronic controls, and a peripheral exhaust hood with remote control. Photo 3:   Milano, designed by Prospero Rasulo for Del Tongo: a flexible kitchen that applies different innovative modular solutions for flexible, highly versatile space management. Sandolino, designed by Andrea Branzi for Veneta Cucine: an innovative concept that takes advantage of the sliding of two independent, overlapping components to facilitate installation and make the kitchen adapt to spaces of any size. Photo 4:   Karan by Karim Rashid for Aran Cucine: a concept that gravitates around an open island with the form of a pedestal, and a counter featuring a hideaway mixer. The cooking area is formed by a rounded silhouette inside the unit, which contains refrigerator, oven and pantry cabinets (all opened by means of grooves). Designed by Ludovica + Roberto Palomba for Elmar, Slim is a kitchen system that offers new possible measurements for base cabinets and islands (with a depth for the modules of just 53 cm), permitting varied spatial compositions even in small spaces.