Swing by Scic Italia is a kitchen system with a timeless design that hides any appliance or other technological element from view

Realized by Scic Italia in collaboration with the studio Ser-John & Co, Swing is a system that, rejecting minimalism and the excessive rationalization of production concepts, wants to get closer to the concept of furniture. The emphasis on clean details, pursued in recent years as the main stylistic goal, has drained the language and reduced the variables with which to produce something new and different. Today, on the other hand, a return to the richness of compositional and material nuances typical of the furniture of the Thirties and Forties, is underway, as well as the lightness of the '60s,' 70s and '80s. Swing is a kitchen that has not any appliances in sight, nor any technological element that can represent a reference to a period or another model. Its design is devoid of temporal collocation. The piece of furniture thus goes back to being simply a piece of furniture, with its own dignity and stylistic and material autonomy.

Swing by Scic Italia

At a glance

What is it and what its design concept?
A kitchen that, with the exception of some ‘revealing’ element, could also make one think of a living room or a studio. The characterizing component is the vertical striping of the surface, which helps to reaffirm the concept of ‘continuum’ by hiding the gaps between the doors and declined as a ‘boiserie system’.
How and where is it manufactured?
Swing is a piece of furniture made in Italy. The full-height walnut handles, turned solid wood and integrated into the door are a declaration of anti-industriality. The machinery is not enough to produce such a complex piece: it takes glue, clamps, presses, sandpaper, but above all manual skills and time.
What makes it special?
An unusual aspect of Swing lies in the depths of its modules. In addition to the traditional dimensions of kitchen furniture, the system has two micro depths of 180 and 130 mm, ideal for displaying bottles, glasses and other objects. Another feature to mention is the possibility of inserting sliding shutters with magnetic fixing.
In the designer’s own words
After describing Swing, the biggest surprise for those who discover it will be to open a door and find a fridge or oven behind it: only then they will realize that what appeared to be a piece of furniture is actually a kitchen.