The kitchen is the space of well-being. It is emotional, welcoming and cosy at the same time. It secretly reminds us of the fire around which we have always been used to cook, eat, talk, warm and feel good @home.
Designed by C+S Architects, @home translates the Italian lifestyle into a space suspended between tradition and innovation: a large table to sit around to make and taste good food together with a good conversation while looking at each other, a functional fire-hob to share altogether the experience of cooking, a chic sideboard and a flexible pantry enriched by traditional decorations, a greenhouse to grow spices in, a bookcase to hold our book collection and other precious things, a hood-organ that magically turns the food scents into music. The over thirty-year-old experience built up by .elmar in making kitchens, combines design and functionality with the skills of the Italian craftsmen.
The black walnut wood of the table is modelled as if it was a ‘forcola’, the unique Venetian oarlock. On the top of the table, a stainless steel-made hob is laid and combined with the cylindrical hood modules, crafted with the same material, but at disposal in varying heights to adapt to the specific spaces of each kitchen.
Giving form to the company’s potential, C+S Architects have designed a precious sideboard in the aim of marrying the industrial precision of the super-thin steel-made or marble tops with the craftsmanship involved in making a decorated ceramic sheet or a hidden piece of lacquering. The open steel bookcase (available also closed) is enhanced by a series of warm wood-made laths, while the retractable door system used for the cupboard (available in wood or steel) opens up revealing a world of numerous customizable decorations.
In continuity with .elmar’s research, some of the @home elements move. They open, close, disappear to highlight and customize the possible different ways of inventing the kitchen space, playing with reflections, refractions, absorptions of light and matter, recalling the textures that make the Italian landscape so special and unique, transforming the @home kitchen system into an atmosphere to feel.