Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette #132

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The Biefbi company was born from the experience of the Battistelli family in the furniture sector and specializes in the design and industrial production of modular kitchens. Over the years, thanks to the meeting and collaboration with designers, architects, photographers and artists, Biefbi has managed to interpret products that are always different but united by the research of design and the application of the best technologies. A constant desire to improve allows us to satisfy an increasingly demanding clientele by creating highly customizable projects. The Biefbi brand guarantees the quality of a product made entirely in Italy, combining technology, design and traditional craftsmanship.

Biefbi, attentive to the continuous evolution of the market, offers the designer and the end user always new and current furnishing solutions. The originality of the project is obtained thanks to a continuous relationship with external designers able to ensure a balanced design that maintains its validity over time, without resorting to transitory modes. The constant search for a line of good taste and domestic harmony is combined with an intrinsic quality of the product that stands out for reliability and care of the finishes. A safe choice to be enjoyed for a long time.

Biefbi Cucine has a photovoltaic system of 30,000 square meters in its factory, capable of producing 2.1 megawatts of energy.
Energy savings and green quality are important issues for the company, which operates with the utmost respect for the environment and the ecosystem.



Murano, a monolithic kitchen in which the absolute aesthetic and formal rigor is given by the apparent lack of thickness. In the large kitchen, the “living” furniture with the lacquered top, is integrated creating a relaxing corner in everyday life. The Boiserie is in canaletto walnut. The 3 cm thick doors and side panels relate to the steel top with a 45 ° cut. The throat, here in the same color as the glossy white lacquered doors, allows the extraction opening, creating an elegant horizontal break in the base units and vertical in the cabinets.


Venice combines in itself the meaning of matter, in a magnificent play of suggestions. Doors in Canaletto Walnut for the bases, glossy black lacquered in the wardrobes. The “drop-leaf” wall units are clad in “Foglia Oro”. The worktop is in Quarzo Naron. Doors in Canaletto Walnut for the bases, glossy black lacquered in the wall units and wardrobes. The worktop is in Quarzo Naron. The corner pantry is equipped with “Le Mans” baskets and inside with LED lights. Black lacquered grooves and plinth on canaletto walnut wood, wall units in glass with “brown” aluminum frame. Matt white lacquered for suggestive atmospheres of whiteness and bright gold.



New curved lines in the central island of TIMO EVOLUTION, interpreted with the exclusive BOAT ELEMENT, a new face to the kitchen and the surrounding space that adds, with a certain aesthetic impact, ergonomic functionality.


Leave room for new configurations characterized by freedom of composition, flexible and open solutions. Elba System allows you to customize the kitchen with countless solutions, from volumetric choices, to the wide range of colors and finishes.


Innumerable are the distinctive elements of Milan. The elegance of this creation is highlighted by the thousand details and the taste that flows from it.


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The future of kitchens lies in how tech savvy and “Smart” they are going to be. Vestel Assist is a good indication how technology and electronic devices are becoming a necessary aid. This project includes smart kitchen systems and appliances connected with each other in such a way that communicate with one another and can be customized.

The highlight of the setup is the module called Assist. The device offers features like food information, recipes and data sharing, imaging, communication, audio system, etc. The touchscreen, which looks like a simple screen, but is in fact the main controller of the system. It stays fixed to its charging module with the help of magnets hidden under its surface.

Designer: Begum Tomruk



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London Fashion Week Spring 2018


  • Laurie Pressman
  • Pantone Color Institute
  • September 14, 2017
  • Each season the team at the Pantone Color Institute creates the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report; a color overview highlighting the top colors fashion designers showing at London Fashion Week will be featuring in their collections for the upcoming season. With color on the catwalk a key indicator of the color stories we can expect to see showing up across all areas of design, the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report is your easily accessible guide to the season’s most important color trends.
    Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report London Spring 2018

    Images extracted with permission from PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner Spring/Summer 2018. See all of our PANTONEVIEW Colour Planner trend forecasts.
    Underscoring colors continued influence when it comes to trend, the PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report London Fashion Week Spring 2018 features the top 12 colors for men’s and women’s fashion. Celebrating exploration, experimentation and the consumers desire to mix, blend and create the unexpected, the Spring 2018 palette showcases the unique nuances of color expression for the London market. The report also includes 4 core classics. Transcending seasons and providing a foundation to any wardrobe, these core shades can be built upon in tonal stories or amplified with contrasting hues to create a new level of energy for the Spring 2018 season.The desire for colorful self-expression is a key take away for Spring 2018. Similar to observations made by Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman in our NY PANTONE Fashion Color Trend Report, designers for the UK market are comparably responding to the consumer’s growing appetite for flexibility in color expression by introducing more unusual colors and color stories in their collections for Spring 2018. Overall there is a feeling of optimism and confidence driving a new vitality into fashion trends.Unique shades for the London runway convey themes of energy, sophistication and serenity. There are multi-dimensional and grounded hues, while others exude a vibrant breath of fresh air. The color story is wildly divergent and we see a kaleidoscopic bounty of uplifting shades and feel-good tones. That doesn’t mean that we don’t continue to look for more neutral or classic shades. Whether on their own or providing the landscape for complex color mixes, core basics are an essential for any season.Along with this recognized freedom to explore and experiment with more color, fashion, and the people who interact with it, no longer want to feel limited by traditional color guidelines. Gender and seasonal borders continue to be non-issues when it comes to color. Untypical spring shades that make for complex and original combinations, communicates the consumer’s desire to experiment with color all year round without any restrictions. The color story for Spring 2018 is a perfect reflection of this new sentiment.

    About the Spring 2018 Top 12 Color Palette

    The Spring 2018 palette encourages a sense of fun and playful release. With an air of complexity and distinctiveness, we find ourselves in a sanctuary of color that is ideal for some more unique and dramatic color mixing.

    PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry Tomato

    PANTONE 17-1563
    Cherry Tomato
    Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never to be ignored shade is viscerally alive.
    PANTONE 18-4043 Palace Blue

    PANTONE 18-4043
    Palace Blue
    Palace Blue sparkles with energy. Stirring and impressive, a brighter blue for the days ahead.
    PANTONE 17-1514 Ash Rose

    PANTONE 17-1514
    Ash Rose
    Sophisticated yet earthy Ash Rose introduces a new dimension; transforming this muted pink shade into a more grounded hue.
    PANTONE 14-0121 Nile Green

    PANTONE 14-0121
    Nile Green
    Calm and composed Nile Green is a breezy light green that brings a breath of fresh air to the palette, working well as a serene base for a myriad of shades in the Spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 13-0646 Meadowlark

    PANTONE 13-0646
    The bold and lively Meadowlark, a confident and outgoing bright yellow shade highlights the Spring 2018 season, glistening with joy and illuminating the world around us.
    PANTONE 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia

    PANTONE 15-1520
    Blooming Dahlia
    With its seemingly suggestive scent, the subtly alluring Blooming Dahlia beckons us with its understated appeal.
    PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet

    PANTONE 18-3838
    Ultra Violet
    Conveying originality and ingenuity, the magical Ultra Violet is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.
    PANTONE 18-1325 Spiced Apple

    PANTONE 18-1325
    Spiced Apple
    Brown with a red undertone, the warm, wholesome and engaging Spiced Apple adds flavor to the Spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 14-3207 Pink Lavender

    PANTONE 14-3207
    Pink Lavender
    Pink Lavender is a soft and romantic violet rose that charms with its soothing sense of quiescence.
    PANTONE 12-2103 Almost Mauve

    PANTONE 12-2103
    Almost Mauve
    With its gentle petal like touch, delicate and ephemeral Almost Mauve adds a sense of nostalgia to the Spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 17-1929 Rapture Rose

    PANTONE 17-1929
    Rapture Rose
    Romantic and affectionate Rapture Rose is an artful rosey red that brings a flirtatious charm to the Spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 13-0550 Lime Punch

    PANTONE 13-0550
    Lime Punch
    Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the Spring 2018 palette.

    Download the Spring 2018 London Top 12 Color Palette (Adobe .ase) >

    About the Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette

    For many consumers, classic color is the mainstay of the wardrobe and the foundational core upon which they start building their own personal style. The core classic shades play a critical role in any wardrobe, and we wanted to highlight the nuance of these classic colors for the spring 2018 season.

    PANTONE 19-4034 Sailor Blue

    PANTONE 19-4034
    Sailor Blue
    The navy like Sailor Blue anchors the palette.
    PANTONE 14-4202 Harbor Mist

    PANTONE 14-4202
    Harbor Mist
    A mid-tone dove gray, Harbor Mist solidifies the Spring 2018 palette.
    PANTONE 15-1214 Warm Sand

    PANTONE 15-1214
    Warm Sand
    Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.
    PANTONE 11-0608 Coconut Milk

    PANTONE 11-0608
    Coconut Milk
    Coconut Milk represents the classic mainstay of a white and/or off-white for the Spring 2018 season.


    Colour forecasting has always felt a little like *magic* to us. What is this sorcery? Who decides which colours we’ll be using next year and beyond? How did ‘millenial pink’ become SO big, and will it ever go away?

    Today we share Dulux’s 2018 Colour Forecast, an inspiring, vigorously researched annual exploration of the cultural trends set to influence design choices, for both industry professionals and consumers, in the coming year.

    Conceptualised by Creative Director Bree Leech and Dulux’s Colour Planning and Communications Manager, Andrea Lucena-Orr, the four 2018 palettes unveiled below are united by the overarching theme of ‘balance’.

    ‘The Colour Forecast palettes have been curated to highlight the power of Dulux’s broad and flexible colour spectrum,’ tells Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux’s Colour Planning and Communications Manager. Dulux colours pictured (back to front) ‘Herbalist’, ‘Sassy’, and ‘Outrageous Red’. Gardenia Vases by Jamie Hayon for BD Barcelona at Ajar and bench seat by So Watt. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Baker courtesy of Dulux.


    A contemporary hat-tip to a cultural heritage, the Kinship palette draws inspiration from diverse folklores, featuring earthy hues, as well as cosy, neutral shades.

    ‘The latest Dulux images have been created to inspire and reflect the insights gained from Global research,’ Andrea adds. ‘These curated spaces showcase small-scale residential renovations through to major commercial fit outs.’ Dulux colours pictured: ‘Maiko’ (wall left), ‘Ruski’ (tall wall rear) and ‘Beige Artifacts’ (low wall right). Kelly Highback Chair from StylecraftStyling – Bree Leech. Photo – Mike Baker courtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Herbalist’ (walls) and ‘Natural White’ (ceiling). Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Lisa Cohen courtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Red Ochre’ (wall left), ‘Sassy’ (wall rear), ‘Outrageous Red’ (shape at back), and ‘Maiko’ (wall right). Wyalla terracotta pendant. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Bakercourtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Reddy Brown’ (ceiling), ‘Very Terracotta’ (wall), ‘Herbalist’ (3D Wall) and ‘Outrageous Red’ (floor shape). Montgomery Large Bench from Domo. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Baker courtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Clay Court’ (low column), ‘Mornington Half’ (medium column), ‘Elusive Blue’ (low wall rear), ‘Gnu Tan’ (tall column), and ‘Crystal Palace’ (column right front). Chummy Frizzy Pouf by Opinion Ciatti at Space Furniture. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Baker courtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Terrace White’ (wall and ceiling) and ‘Clay Court’ (stair detail). Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Lisa Cohen courtesy of Dulux.



    Borne out of a growing global appetite for a simpler, more authentic existence, Essential is strongly informed by the minimalist movement and Danish Hygge trend.

    The result is a calming palette of pale hues, referencing natural materials, imperfect finishes and raw forms.

    Dulux colours pictured:  ‘Suede Effect Country Mist’ (wall). Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Lisa Cohen courtesy of Dulux.


    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Mornington Half’ (low column), ‘Gnu Tan’ (rounded end wall), ‘Suede Effect Century Mist’ (low square block), ‘Flooded Gum’ (rectangle plinth), ‘Elusive Blue’ (square plinth), ‘Spanish Olive’ (wall right) and ‘Terrace White’ (low wall right). Offset Stool by Philippe Malouin for Resident from District and Bentu Dian Pendant Lights from Remodern. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Baker courtesy of Dulux.


    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Gnu Tan’ (tall column and rounded end wall), ‘Spanish Olive’ (wall rear) and ‘Suede Effect Century Mist’ (wall front). Trio Sofa section by Team Form AG for Cor from Meizai. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Baker courtesy of Dulux.



    In stark contrast to the ‘Essential’ palette, Escapade is extravagant escapism in a colour-way. Taking cues from tropical destinations and 1980s style, this palette offers pale mints and pink hues for a holiday-vibes palette that’s at once nostalgic and futuristic.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Friends’ (background throughout), ‘Soft Fresco’ (flooring throughout), ‘Purple Balance’ (purple wall), ‘Sir Edmund’ (round plinth), ‘Solution’ (rectangle plinth), ‘Bondi’ (porthole wall), ‘Carmen’ (side wall) and ‘Cuticle Pink’ (bulkhead).Federation Cube by Porcelain Bear. Buds 3 table lamp by Rodolfo Dordoni for Foscarini and SPO1 Jeanette Chair by Space Furniture. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Bakercourtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Bondi’ (porthole wall), ‘Pale Mustard’ (short wall), ‘Purple Balance’ (purple wall), ‘Solution’ (rectangle plinth), and ‘Sir Edmund’ (round plinth). Federation Cube by Porcelain Bear. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Baker courtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Cuticle Pink’, ‘Bombay Pink’, ‘Friends’ and ‘Carmen’ (feature wall), and ‘Vivid White’ (trims and ceiling). Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Lisa Cohen courtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Bombay Pink’ (wall left), ‘Solution’ (cupboards and shelves), and ‘Vivid White’ (trim and ceiling). Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Lisa Cohen courtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Solution’ (rectangle plinth), ‘Carmen’ (wall left), ‘Soft Fresco’ and ‘Solution’ (geometric wall). Miniforms Illo Tavolino coffee tables from James Richardson and Bentu Tu Pendant from Remodern. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Bakercourtesy of Dulux.


    This moody palette re-envisages the bold eclecticism of the 1960s and 1970s, while also drawing from classic 1940s and 1950s style. ‘Reflect’ is a trend which spans succulent greens to warm shades of pink,  greyed-off purple hues and what’s sure to emerge as favourite to rival ‘millennial pink’:  avocado green.

    Dulux colours pictured (left to right): ‘Bruised Burgundy’, ‘Gold Effect Bronze Essence’ and ‘Forbidden Forest’. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Lisa Cohencourtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Biro Blue’ (columns), ‘Amazon Queen’ (wall front) and ‘Bruised Burgandy’ (wall rear). Boule Lamps by Sebastian Herkner for Pulpo from Hub Furniture, Fabric Senecaand Bilgola Day Bed by Adam Goodrum for Nau from Cult. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Baker courtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Goyder Green’ (columns), ‘Porter’s Stainless Steel’ (column centre) and ‘Terra Rose’ (archway). Colossal pendant from Lost Profile Studio, and library Stairs by Robyn Holt and Liam Mugavin for Commissioned Editions from Criteria. Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Mike Bakercourtesy of Dulux.

    Dulux colours pictured: ‘Goyder Green’ (walls and shelves) and ‘Lexicon Half’ (ceiling and trim). Styling – Bree LeechPhoto – Lisa Cohen courtesy of Dulux.

    Life In Colour – Revisited

    Architecture studio Point Supreme designed this bright and fun apartment for a family with young children in Athens, Greece. Dubbed the Nadja Apartment, the house was once two separate flats, which were renovated and connected with a staircase in the middle.

    The focal point of the entire apartment, this custom-designed staircase construction is a small piece of architecture in itself which both connects and separates the kitchen from the living room. In a similar way, other custom-made constructions were introduced, efficiently separating the different areas of the open-plan first floor while still creating visual connections between them. Upstairs, the playful treatment of colour continues, with colourful details on the doors and a large pink rising sun at the top of the staircase.

    Nadja Apartment

    Nadja Apartment

    Nadja Apartment

    Nadja Apartment

    Nadja Apartment

    Nadja Apartment

    Nadja Apartment

    Nadja Apartment




    The Farm

    Set high on the rolling hills of the New South Wales south coast, this dramatic home finds itself perfectly placed in the landscape to capture the sweeping views and give the owners the lifestyle of their dreams.

    The house is composed of four pavilions that sit around a central courtyard with deck and pool. Constructed using a combination of concrete and rammed earth, the house has the appearance of sitting in the earth and as the designers, Fergus Scott Architects puts it, the house “presents a series of ancient walls embedded in a spectacular windswept headland.” Vast glazing ensures all rooms of the house have views of the coast and surround hills.

    Together with the rammed earth and concrete, timber makes up the majority of the interior with joinery and furniture restrained and comfortable.

    Story by Brendan Guy, follow him on Instagram MrBrendanGuy

    Fergus Scott Architects

    Fergus Scott Architects

    Fergus Scott Architects






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