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@home. C+S design for .elmar

  • Detail of the wood panels and deorated glass. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the wood panels and deorated glass. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • The titanium version of the @home kitchen. Photo by Max Zambelli

    The titanium version of the @home kitchen. Photo by Max Zambelli

  • The @home table. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    The @home table. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • Sketch of the @home table. © C+S architects

    Sketch of the @home table. © C+S architects

  • Detail of the table foot. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the table foot. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • Detail of the table foot. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the table foot. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • The @home kitchen. Photo by Max Zambelli

    The @home kitchen. Photo by Max Zambelli

  • Sketch of the @home table. © C+S architects

    Sketch of the @home table. © C+S architects

  • The steinless steel and ceramic version of the @home kitchen. Photo by Max Zambelli

    The steinless steel and ceramic version of the @home kitchen. Photo by Max Zambelli

  • Detail of the hood. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the hood. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • Detail of the steinless steel plate and the hood. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the steinless steel plate and the hood. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • Detail of the decorated glass of the pavillon. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the decorated glass of the pavillon. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • The pantry in decorated ceramic and the wood and steinless steel library. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    The pantry in decorated ceramic and the wood and steinless steel library. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • Detail of ste decorated drawer. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of ste decorated drawer. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • Detail of the titanium heads of the sideboard. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the titanium heads of the sideboard. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • Detail of the kitchen pantry in decorated ceramic. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the kitchen pantry in decorated ceramic. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • The titanium version of the @home kitchen. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    The titanium version of the @home kitchen. Photo by Alessandra Bello

  • Detail of the wood panels and decorated glass. Photo by Alessandra Bello

    Detail of the wood panels and decorated glass. Photo by Alessandra Bello

Who ever said that pleasure wasn’t functional? Charles Eames.

@home thinks the kitchen out of the conventional box, reinterpreting the DNA of those forms that the market conventionally names kitchen and which remind us the more complex memories of an inhabited space rich in materiality, flavours and fragrances, a fireplace which to get warm around, a table to work on or share good food as well as a good conversation.

The most sophisticated technical solutions of design fabrication are combined to mould the table foot and the thin plains in stainless steel and titanium pushing the product beyond the conventions.

@home overcomes the idea of the kitchen as a limited superfunctional and aseptic machine.

Splitting up the system into its mayor components, the kitchen is magically turned into a space: the conventional kitchen island becomes a generous wood-made table to chat, sit, work or cook around. An epicentre is laid on the table: the fireplace as a bright steinless steel made plate. Other components are the library, where to collect our precious cooking books or other objects; a contemporary kitchen pantry in decorated ceramics, and the sideboards, which open up to reveal the beauty of their sophisticated interiors.

The hood is an organ, a vibration of light and sounds materialized by a series of cilinders which (together with the smell aspiration) both enlighten the fireplace and can play the music, turning the scents of the food into music. To these elements a new one is added, a small greenhouse to grow those spices so important for cooking tasty flavours.

@home is the space which instigates a special relationship with its user to make him/her well-being at home.

As Arnheim wrote: The relationship between the architectural object and its users is one of intense interaction.

Bibliography
  • C. Sessa, I consigli dell'architetto, in <<Grazia Casa>>, June 2014, p. 174

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  • P. Girardello, in the kitchen, in <<Area>> n. 134, June 2014, p. XV

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Credits
nterior design
Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini, C+S Architects

C+S Team
Diego Collini
Alessandro Mimiola
Davide Testi
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