Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 102




Valentin Tinc of Kitchen Design Academy will held a Kitchen Design Workshop in Melbourne - Should this first initiative be successful, we will book more workshops throughout the year. Send us your comments regarding this initiative.


Few days left until next group starts so let us know if you need more details or enrollment forms:


We also welcome our new business partner 5 rooms. Five Rooms has some of the most extensive knowledge and expertise in designing and manufacturing residential joinery in Melbourne. Their experience, refined over the course of 25 years, covers a range of designs including kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, wardrobes, and livingrooms, where practicality, current trends and personal needs are all met. 5 rooms is our business new supporter.

Vincent Van Duysen

Vincent Van Duysen was born 1962 in Lokeren, Belgium.  He attended Architecture school at the Architecture Institute Saint-Lucas in Ghent and founded his design studio in Antwerp in 1990.

From the onset there has been a great interest in interior design with mostly residential projects – a  complete architectural product with subtle transitions between architecture and interior design combined with a spatial design attitude that always searches the essence.

The use of pure and tactile materials results in a clear and timeless design.  An approach that covers all aspects, with respect to context and tradition, within which the senses and physical experience of the space, materials and light place the integrity of the user at its core.  Functionality, durability and comfort are the prime components of the work. An architectural language which is not shy of aesthetics, but resists fashion and trends.

VVD | Linear kitchen

Lacquered linear wooden kitchen without handles

Manufacturer DADA


Lacquered linear wooden kitchen without handles VVD | Linear kitchen - DADA

Wooden kitchen with island without handles VVD | Kitchen - DADA

Lacquered wooden kitchen with island without handles VVD | Lacquered kitchen - DADA


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Oikos was founded in 1987 in one of the production of furniture districts for more advanced kitchen in the world, that of Pesaro: a rich environment of know-how, specialized suppliers, competition, providing the incentives and resources necessary to make products and high-level services. The company has manufacturing plants highly automated, on a covered area of ​​10,000 square meters. Oikos, in ancient greek, it means “house”. The word evokes the culture and the rationality of the classical world that is the basis of Western civilization and its ability to research and innovate constantly. The brand is so in tune with the company’s mission: “In the international market of furniture for kitchen, Oikos interprets the latest trends in design and continuously translates into refined products, reliable and accessible to most consumers.” After rapid growth in the Italian market has started Oikos, before many competitors, the internationalization path that has led it to be present in over 20 countries on 4 continents.


Attention to detail, balance in content.A basic design that joins a high attention to individual details.
Lacquered, wood, crystals are combined with fine work plans and give life and rich, vibrant backgrounds at the same time. A winning philosophy, which allows the coexistence of different materials, without losing linearity and balance in content.


Rigorous design, precious materials, nobles and primary materials such as stone, glass, wood in precious and refined essences, combined with a design characterized by a strong clean lines, are the Millenium peculiarities. Kitchens designed for an attentive and demanding public. The stringency of the design enhances the preciousness of materials, allowing an infinite possibility of compositions kitchen / living space.


Greater versatility and a bit of character in the kitchenThe Ellipse project encompasses traits curved graphics can offer “sweet” aesthetic solutions. The curved elements are available in lacquered glossy and embossed, with handle or throat, integrating the traditional collections and SHAPE TOUCH. Greater versatility and a bit of character to the kitchen.


The space becomes dynamic, no limit  The space becomes dynamic and is constantly changing. The volumes are hung on the wall, create freestanding mobile operating islands or structures are equipped from floor to ceiling. With Systematica is the furniture that adapt to any lifestyle.


A game of spaces and forms in constant evolution.From the earth it emerges with grandeur, creating a game of spaces and forms evolving. The newkitchenconcept of Oikos is called Treestyle, designed by the hand of the designer Antonio Giacometti, skilled in translating into reality the concept of a soft from the kitchen, but definitely strong in content. Its branches revolving around the central shaft and supporting the work plans and support that eclipse each other.



To retrieve the forms of tradition.Raphael is a collection that recovers traditional shapes in order to create warm and welcoming environments, where it becomes natural to find yourself in a friendly and convivial. The ability to reproduce the most current aspects of tradition in many different solutions and approaches, is the hallmark of this new Oikos collection. The available versions are nine, including one in light cherry wood and eight white color lacquered, magnolia, yellow, green, blue, red, purple and black, all proposals to homogeneous color or with a slight effect of antiquing. The straight lines of the collection can be enriched with many valuable elements: plate racks, wine cellars, columns, different hoods, “brick”, but a different handles.[prodotti]/4



by Floris Schoonderbeek

The Groundfridge is an innovative take on the traditional root cellar. It meets the requirements of people with their own vegetable garden, who choose to live in a modern and self-sustaining way. Floris Schoonderbeek (founder of Weltevree) is continuously discovering and exploring new angles, chances and materials that he puts to good use in improving and enriching our habitat. With the Groundfridge, he presents a means for new world citizens who want to handle their food in an autonomous, independent way.



Groundfridge nominated for the Dutch Design Award

Shortly after its introduction in Milan, last April, the Groundfridge was nominated for the Dutch Design Award. The selection committee was instantly convinced of the fact that this subterranean refrigerator reduces energy and offers possibilities for community storage. Moreover, its placing requires no permits and no soil need be disposed of as it is dug in. A product that has been subject to thorough consideration and showing loads of potential.

The Dutch Design Award (DDA) is one of the important awards in the design-scene. Each year, Dutch Design Awards showcases and rewards the very best of Dutch design. On Saturday, October 24th, during the Dutch Design Week, the winner will be announced.

Groundfridge Nominated DDA
Groundfridge Nominated DDA
Groundfridge Nominated DDA
Groundfridge Nominated DDA
Groundfridge Nominated DDA


things we like

ben medansky infuses industrial aesthetics into carefully-crafted ceramic wares
all images courtesy of ben medansky


informed by the natural landscapes of his native arizona, his studies in the city of chicago, and the architecture of his current home in LA, ben medansky amasses his far-reaching artistic influences into the design of his carefully crafted ceramic pieces. these varied environments — rich in both natural and manmade artifacts — form the foundation of medansky’s creative inclination.

‘astra II’ vessel




especially drawn to brutalism, modern architecture, mechanics, industrial aesthetics and the diverse cityscape of downtown LA, medansky remixes these aspects of his environment into sculptural objects and limited-edition wares.these bold pieces made from earthen materials explore geometric variations of grids and symmetrical spaces, while adopting a selective color palette of grey, black, beige and blue. otherwise overlooked industrial aspects of everyday life — such as construction scaffold, vents and pipes — become important motifs that form a common thread throughout the pieces.

bright blue legs complete the design of ‘astra II’ vessel




medansky has been named one of six ‘rising talents‘ at the second edition of maison&object americas 2016 — a global showcase held in miami from may 10-13. hosted within a specially-curated space at the fair, medansky has presented a collection of vessels and sculptural objects that integrate industrial and structural motifs in their design. rendered in a subdued selection of black, grey and speckled beige with bold bursts of bright blue, the pieces build on medansky’s existing work while serving as a point of departure for new geometries and tonal palettes.

the ‘vent’ sculptural object mixes grey, blue and beige hues

‘vent’ viewed from the top

the ‘cis vent bowl’ features a black and blue top, with a speckled beige base

from the top of the ‘cis vent bowl’, a diagonal grid of blue lines can be seen

the ‘ahm vessel’

view of ‘ahm vessel’ turned on its side

industrial details like pipes have informed the design of the ‘tumbling tube vessel’

‘tumbling tube vessel’ features layers of stacked cylinders

the ‘post vessel’ comes in a palette of speckled beige and bright blue

‘mug #1′ from the medansky mug society — read more about the members only club here

the ‘rfs vessel’ features vertical ‘arms’ that wrap the circumference of the volume




maison et objet americas 2016 runs from may 10 to may 13, 2016. the event brings the interior design and home decoration communities from north and south america to the vibrant city of miami. this second edition takes over two halls at the miami beach convention center, with an outreach of events, exhibitions and activities planned for across the city throughout the week.


tokujin yoshioka finesses a transparent cookspace for toyo kitchen style


from a kitchen space for storage to a kitchen space for display — tokujin yoshioka‘s ‘finesse’ transparent cookspace offers a more open concept for preparing meals, while simultaneously providing ample units for keeping your utensils, tableware, pots and pans on view. designed for toyo kitchen style, ‘finesse’ has been realized to anticipate what the kitchen environment might be like — more of a place to show off your beautiful cookware tools, rather than hiding them behind doors and drawers. the scheme is composed of several modules that are brought together by a steel grid, and finished with a veil of smoked glass whose transparency makes it possible to transform itself without limit by reflecting the various kitchen tools and cooking ideas of individual users.

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‘finesse’ is made from a steel grid construction, finished by a veil of smoked glass

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the design anticipates what the kitchen environment might be like

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the transparent cookspace keeps your kitchen tools on display
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detail of the ‘finesse’ modules
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full view of ‘finesse’ for toyo kitchen style
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tokujin yoshioka with is ‘finesse’ kitchen design


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