Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette #136

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We’ve asked a panel of experts to share some of the most common mistakes kitchen renovators make

22 July 2017
Senior writer, Houzz Australia
Renovating a kitchen can be an exciting time, but with so many decisions to make, it’s easy to go wrong. We’ve asked three experts to share the most common errors people make when renovating their kitchens, and how you can steer clear of them. And to add a little design inspo into the mix, we’ve illustrated each of the points with examples of beautifully designed kitchens to show you what’s possible when a kitchen reno is done right.

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Guide to Milan 2018

By Caesarstone ,Thursday, April 12, 2018

Guide to Milan 2018

Milan Design Week – the pinnacle event of the design world, taking place April 17-22 – attracts thousands of designers, architects and design enthusiasts from around the world every year.

This is the sixth consecutive year that Caesarstone has exhibited at Milan Design Week, the summit event of the design world. This year Caesarstone is returning to Milan’s Fuorisalone, to unveil “Altered States” – an installation designed by the New York-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture.

Showcased at the faded grandeur of Palazzo dell’Ufficio Elettorale di Porta Romana, open to the public for the first time during Milan Design Week, the installation guides visitors through an immersive experience of a conceptual kitchen island. At the centre of the space, a large circular kitchen island, made of Caesarstone, explores the changing states of water, ice, liquid and steam. Caesarstone surfaces are used in layers, referencing natural topography as a metaphor for nature.

Surrounding the main “arena” is an amphitheatre of over 250 Caesarstone and metal mesh pedestals using three different Caesarstone colours from the new industrial collection, Metropolitan, creating a white to grey, monochromatic gradient, rising to emulate the appearance of a natural landscape.

For those of you who are planning to visit Milan Design Week 2018, we have gathered for you the 10 top “do not miss” events, in addition to the groundbreaking collaboration between Caesarstone and Snarkitecture.


1 // Altered States

The installation, a collaboration between Caesarstone and Snarkitecture, examines the role of the island in the modern kitchen and is inspired by the altering states of water, both in the kitchen and in nature.

About ‘Altered States’



‘Altered States’ calls visitors to reconsider the primal elements of ice, water and steam and their connection to the everyday rituals of the kitchen island, such as cooking, gathering, entertaining and working. Presented as a playful series of interactive landscapes, the courtyard installation encourages visitors to interact with the various states of water while moving through an archipelago. Each island is constructed from a unique Caesarstone colour; Vanilla Noir, Alpine Mist and White Attica.
Under the cupola of the interior space, a large circular kitchen island made of Caesarstone White Attica is conveyed as an arena for performance and interaction, inviting visitors to discover and engage with the multiple functions of the island. A landscape of cylindrical pedestals, constructed from metal mesh and a monochromatic gradient of Caesarstone’s Metropolitan Collection – Cloudburst Concrete, Airy Concrete and Rugged Concrete – form an amphitheatre surrounding the island, further highlighting its centrality to a collective experience.



Palazzo dell’Ufficio Elettorale di Porta Romana,
Corso di Porta Romana 10 •


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Frame awards the best stands at Salone del Mobile 2018


Best Use of Colour
MONTANA by Helena Laursen
‘It felt like a cathedral of colour; impactful on an emotional level,’ says jury memberHoward Sullivan (YourStudio cofounder) of Helena Laursen’s winning design.
Best Use of Light
CAPPELLINI by Giulio Cappellini
Cappellini distinguished itself for its use of light as a spatial material, not just as an atmospheric add-on,’ says Frame editor and jury member Floor Kuitert.
Best Use of Material
USM by UNStudio
‘We wanted to see how far we could push the structural boundaries of the client’s modular systems,’ says senior architect and associate Ren Yee of UNStudio’s concept for USM.
Trade-Fair Stand of the Year
USM by UNStudio
‘I think it’s an amazing example of what a trade-fair stand should be,’ says jury memberRemi Versteeg, cofounder of Space Encounters.
Award Trophies
Best Use of Colour
Design Dirk Vander Kooij
Best Use of Light
Design Vantot
Sponsor Gira
Best Use of Material
Design Rick Tegelaar
Sponsor Tarkett
Trade-Fair Stand of the Year
Design Klaas Kuiken
Sponsor Parallel – Studio for Virtual Reality






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