Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 93

 

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Alessandro Isola

Alessandro Isola

ArchitectLondon / United Kingdom

Inventive, creative, poetic, boundaryless, stimulating, crafted, distinctive, personal and bespoke are all words that may go some way to describing Alessandro’s every design endeavour. Avoidance of the straightforward, love of illusion and devotion to craft, assures all who commission him, be it for the creation of a new space, the re-imagining of an existing one, or for the invention of a product piece, that the outcome will be uniquely innovative, appropriately useful, exquisitely made and beyond convention.

While pursuing a career as an Architect, Alessandro was also a dancer, actor and a policeman. And he will tell you that these apparently diverse, previous experiences, contribute to all he creates today. The awareness of stage, space and audience, the ability to understand and reflect varying personalities, the tenacity and patience to persist and examine every detail and all possibilities.

His formal training began at home in Italy, where he studied Art and Interior Architecture. He then headed to England and the School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, where he was granted a distinction and awarded the coveted Michael King memorial prize. He furthered his training at the prestigious Architectural Association in London. Alessandro went on to Foster + Partners, widely regarded as one of the most innovative architectural and design practices in the world, where a variety of projects included a prestigious hotel in London. After Foster + Partners followed a series of collaborative ventures, including designing for the renowned Italian glass blowing company Venini. Awards followed, such as the Crea Award for the Flow light by Vibia.

Most recently he has founded his new studio Alessandro Isola Ltd. With his creatively like-minded team he works internationally, with current projects in England, Italy and Russia. Alessandro’s work spans small and large projects, focussing on bespoke interior architectural solutions, inclusive of developing furniture systems and product pieces as an integral part of such a brief, or separately for large scale production.

For much of his production, Alessandro returns to his native Italy to source true independent craftsmen, that over generations have perfected a particular craft technique. This bygone artisan know-how and timeless quality is sensitively paired with latter day advancements in technology, to create beautifully built, modern-day solutions, that through the use of imaginative, often forgotten materials, creates rich design outcomes, that are just as fascinating to touch as they are to observe and use. Though highly crafted and more often than not bespoke, all that Alessandro designs, brings with it, carefully considered, functional flexibility and modularity, that can be adapted and re-arranged to suit changing surroundings, mood and desire.

Alessandro’s work has been published in many international consumer and industry magazines, including the Building Design Magazine, as part of the ‘Prestigious annual selection of UK talent’, the Financial Times ‘How to spend it’, and Vogue amongst many others.

This year Alessandro has received two prestigious awards for The Cut Kitchen; winning Architizer’s Popular choice award achieving gold in A’ Design Award.

The Cut

theCut re-configures – it surprises! It recognises the kitchen as a practical yet central space, a place to grab-and-go, a place to congregate and chat, a place to relax and dine. And it’s designed to understand that each of these occasions present themselves daily in our fast modern lives_

http://www.alessandroisola.com/product/the-cut/

 

Dema Cucine

SINCE 1979
A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE SHARED BY MILLIONS OF FAMILIES

We have been producing good quality, excellently-priced kitchen for decades.
We offer a wide range of models that are able to satisfy any requirement with product features that can usually be found only in top-brand kitchens.

This is the basis of the success of DEMA and, we believe, of the happiness of millions of European customers who have found a friend and a home expert in us. We are always ready to help and to understand the fashion needs and requirements of the kitchens which are constantly evolving to keep up with the family of which they portray the heart.


A SERVICE THAT IS
ALMOST UNIQUE IN ITALY

DEMA has grown with Europe. A complex market that requires special attention.This experience has taught us to reply quickly and efficiently to our customersand to be Because ours is a reliable company.

But that’s not all, our in-house organisation gives us an unmistakable edge as far as customised kitchens are concerned. This result, that we are extending beyond Europe, is the consequence of production capacities that reduce superfluous costs and allow us
to deliver good quality kitchens at excellent prices. A real bargain!

AMALFI KITCHENS: SUNNY AND MEDITERRANEAN

Thanks to their light and minimalist shapes, the AMALFI kitchens bring the liveliness of the sea and a great desire for merrymaking to your home. With this model, when you use your kitchen you feel as if you are on holiday because of the practical ar- rangements, easy access to accessories and colourful elements that bring to mind the yellow colour of the sun and the aquamarine shades of a sun-kissed sea.

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KITCHENS: A BEAUTIFUL TEMPTATION

Let yourself be seduced. Do so in the conviction that this will not be a flirt but a long-lasting relationship because the GOLA kitchens aren’t just beautiful, they are constructed using quality materials that are made to last. It will be a union bolstered by its 22 mm thick panels – unique in its category – capable of living up to the most demanding of duties.

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VENEZIA KITCHENS:TIMELESS CHARM

Think of yourself in a VENEZIA kitchen. Dream of the pleasant feeling of peace that only the sea and harmony can transmit. Let time flow into the serenity of wellbeing, of a person who knows he has made a good choice. Hang on right there while you wait for your guests to arrive, in expectation of their envy when they see it.

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PRAGA: THE MODERN SIDE OF TRADITION

With its selection of details and materials, a PRAGA kitchen is a small miracle that combines the nobility of the best of tradition with the delicacy of dreams to make its users feel important and their work precious. Just take a look at it to perceive the scents that will cheer the home and make it feel yours through and through.

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http://www.dema-cucine.it/cucine/praga/?lang=en

 

KNIVES OF FUTURE PAST

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As an exercise, this is quite a fascinating one. Bringing an old-world charm to a product, but without compromising on its futuristic appeal. Like imagine a rotating dial-phone type keypad on a smartphone screen (just a reference). The IP Knife is futuristic, yet almost paleolithic too. Taking inspiration from the chiseled appearance of stone-age tools, the IP Knife brings that raw geometry to a clean design, creating something that’s minimal to look at, but filled with meaning!

Designer: Klivisson Campelo

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http://www.yankodesign.com/2016/01/19/if-cavemen-tools-were-futuristic/

 

things we like

Antoine + Manuel

Antoine + Manuel

Antoine Audiau and Manuel Warosz met at art school in Paris. When they left it was as a professional pair, under the name of Antoine + Manuel, representing the sum of two ways of working. Each of them explores his favourite fields and methods of working. They combine hand drawing and computer illustration with photography and typographical design. The result, although varied, has an evident unity and a unique graphic style. The Decorative Arts Museum in Paris is putting on a retrospective exhibition of their work in 2009, including commissions for Yale University, Christian Lacroix, Sèvres, Galleries Lafayette and Coca-Cola. The cabinet they have designed for Bd is their first work in the world of furniture.
MDF sideboard with doors TOUT VA BIEN - BD Barcelona DesignBD Barcelona DesignTOUT VA BIEN , MDF sideboard with doors

http://www.archiproducts.com/en/t120471/products-antoine-manuel.html

 

 

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 http://www.carvedwood.co.uk/quirky-handmade-contemporary-kitchen

 

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