Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 90


Here is the Decalog of ABC Cucine e Bagno, that leads them to the success and its applicable to design profession as well:

  1. The Seek excellence in all instances
  2. To please our clients

  3. To find solutions through a careful design that combines both, functionality and durability
  4. To design all projects with the highest standard of quality

  5. To guarantee the right ratio among quality/function/price with no compromise

  6. To guarantee that all our commitments to clients are kept
  7. Extreme clarity regarding characteristics of aesthetically, technically and qualitatively speaking
  8. To establish a relationship with our clients leading to a partnership where there is no conflicting roles.
  9. To guarantee an efficient and timely consulting service regarding the design
  10. To put forward solutions that are personalised based on the specific need concerning supply/contract

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  Alberto Torsello

Alberto Torsello is a born and bred Venetian. He started his career as an architect working on historical buildings. His studies on the relationship between historical accuracy and the conservation of buildings and the way to transform and adapt the way they are used prompted him to set up his professional practice, Torsello Architettura s.r.l.

During his career so far, he has carried out major restoration projects in Venice and the Veneto, including those at the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the Clock Tower in St. Mark’s Square and the Fondaco dei Tedeschi; his expertise has been called upon in the restoration of Villa Emo by Andrea Palladio, and Villa Rinaldi in Asolo.

Alberto has collaborated with a number of internationally renowned architects, such as Tadao Ando in his Punta della Dogana project, and with David Chipperfield for the renovation works at the San Michele Cemetery. He has also cooperated with Gae Aulenti in the reconstruction of the Fenice Theatre, with Tobia Scarpa at the New Accademia Galleries and with Arata Isozaki at the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence.

The knowledge and careful attention to detail which distinguishes his architectural work is reflected in his designs for furnishings and decorative objects, which are a perfect blend between the historical and the contemporary.

In 2011 he obtained an Honourable Mention at the Compasso d’Oro Award, the oldest and most influential international design award.

In recent years, Alberto’s most significant achievements have been in interior design and he has worked on many prestigious palaces in Venice.

His professional activities are complemented by an active commitment to education and science as demonstrated through his collaboration with the IUAV University in Venice and the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Trieste. He has participated in a number of important seminars and conferences and is also author for, and editor of several specialist journals.


Professional stainless steel kitchen

Manufacturer ABIMIS by PRISMA

Ego Collection

Derived from Prisma’s international experience in professional catering, but specifically devised for the household, Ego is theAbimis range designed to customise and enhance every stage of the cooking process, making for a unique experience in the kitchen by creating an environment calibrated on the movements of the cook; designer kitchens that are user-friendly and innovative, as well as beautiful to look at.

Abimis kitchens are designed to last forever. Create using Prisma’s innovative manufacturing technologies, they are produced in AISI 304 steel, a biologically neutral metal that does not give off any odour or release any substances into food, as well as being resistant to corrosion and temperatures of up to 500°C, extremely easy to clean and 100% recyclable.

The hallmark of Abimis kitchens is that they are “tailor made”: designed to measure and crafted with care, from the various types of compartments to the finishes, the thickness of the steel and the worktops.

Ego range, featuring flush doors with rounded corners fully integrated into the framework for a splendidly smooth appearance and newly designed, has selfadjusting, invisible hinges patented by Abimis.

Ego is not only a unique kitchen able to adapt to any need; it comprises emotional elements and functional tools, combining skill and functionality, featuring a huge variety of implements and placing the cook right at the centre of the cooking process.







1950-The Crippa family, who owns the name of the company abc, had already been producing furniture in the factory of Cesano Maderno by the end of the war.

1972-The trademark abc is born. the company initially had an innovative program which offered modular units for the bathroom. The acronym abc stands for furniture [Arredamento], bathroom [Bagno], kitchen [Cucine].

1991-The model ‘Karma’, designed by architects Cappelletti and Pozzoli, with the sink called ‘Lavando’ earned abc the Compasso d’Oro ADI 1991 Award.

2002-At the ‘Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano’, abc revolutionised the traditional capacity parameters when it introduced its ‘increased capacity system’ conceived by architect Lorenzo Tondelli.

Wood and Leather

Natural oak, brown leather doors and oriental stone

Decorated Polyester and Leather

Black leather, stainless steel and hi-gloss polyester




Transportable Kitchenette by Aurelien Banerjee & Olivier Picard

Charitable organizations requested the design of this kitchenette in order to simplify volunteer logistics and to enable them to prepare, cook, and wash in places only equipped with an electrical socket. This fun object creates an ideal environment for assisted persons to learn how to prepare balanced meals and to encourage them to take on more responsibility.

Designer: Aurelien Banerjee & Olivier Picard [ Via: CubeMe ]



Congratulations to Minosa team who won this week:


NSW Kitchen Design of the year
NSW Bathroom Design of the year
NSW Large Bathroom of the year.




This amazing bathroom space was created in a disused room off the main bedroom, a blank canvas to create a stunning understated bathroom for this Eastern suburbs home. We think you will agree this is one elegant modern bathroom




things we like

OBBA blurs boundaries with their floating oasis pavilion in south korea


OBBA blurs boundaries with their floating oasis pavilion in south korea

photography by kyung roh



based on the grounds of the amorepacific museum of artOBBA architects have realized an ethereal pavilion called ‘the oasis’. exploring fluid architecture that crosses the boundary of space, the curvilinear shelter is visualized as a white structure supported by poles which also serve as seats. circular openings have been cut from the roof, framing perfect circles of the sky above, meanwhile a curtain of white thread runs the length of the pavilion’s perimeter. reminiscent of willow leaves, the curtain moves along with the breeze – blurring the boundary between the inside and outside – and most of all, functions as a scheme that adapts to the ordinary landscape into a place of quiet contemplation.


two visitors sit on the seats installed onto the beams which have been placed at different heights


since 2013, the amorepacific runs a public art project APMAP (amorepacific museum of art project). it is a relay exhibition of contemporary art that travels across the different amorepacific workplaces in south korea. each year, the apmap brings a exhibition specific to the new location and its context. the APMAP explores an area of blurred boundary between the ordinary life and art, by experimenting with simple exhibitions in the everyday workplaces. previously, the APMAP was held in the beauty campus in osan in 2013, and in osulloc of jeju island in 2014. this year’s 2015 APMAP is staged at the amorepacific r&d center.


seating has been incorporated into the supporting beams and grass within the pavilion


a curtain of white thread runs around the perimeter of the structure, moving gently against the breeze


the curtain references willow leaves


the scheme challenges the framework of architecture, while seeking to be a platform that experiments with space


the circular openings frame the sky


the opening casts a shadow onto the curtain that wraps the the pavilion


the pavilion allows visitors to sit and contemplate


the oasis floats on the green garden of amorepacific r&d center


prototype design lab's manitou lodge is planned around the kitchen

prototype design lab’s manitou lodge is planned around the kitchen


prototype design lab has conceived the ‘manitou lodge’ for a family who loves to cook, eat and entertain. the toronto-based studio’s scheme for the cottage retreat has been planned for a lifestyle that is based around the kitchen — the centrepiece of the residence. the social space has been developed with a restaurant kitchen in mind, bringing the industrial together with intimacy expressed through stainless steel surfaces, contrasted by eclectic modern, vintage fixtures.

prototype design lab manitou lodge designboom

the kitchen table is counter height, as an extension of the over-sized island


these details include pendant lamps, floating glass shelves, marble counter tops and blackened steel-framed chalkboard panels acting as cabinet doors; enhanced by warm elements such as a reclaimed barn wood wall and ceiling fixture, alongside a table made from reclaimed wine crates. the palette of the ‘manitou lodge’ suggests a classic, but contemporary space, which offers the comforts and amenities of a fine dining establishment.

a wide view of the kitchen where the family spends most of its time


sliding chalk-board panels conceal floating glass storage shelves


a table made from reclaimed wine crates adds warmth to the industrial kitchen space


view of the prep kitchen adjacent to the main cooking, eating and entertainment area


a huge cellar has been installed for storing the family’s extensive wine collection


a neon sign invites family and friends to have a drink at the bar

a cozy, double-height living room overlooks the lake



Disasters by design, or lack of it! Real kitchens, real places!



Cook top too close to oven tower. Yes, No?

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