Our domestic spaces have undergone a major evolution over the last year. Our homes have become our prime refuge, safe and welcoming, and open to new activities. Kitchens have become open spaces used for a variety of purposes: they’re where we get together with our family and friends for convivial interaction, but they’re also where we spend hours working. They’re fluid spaces that dialogue with the world around them, and their keywords are flexibility and versatility. Many companies are responding to these new demands by designing increasingly customisable spaces with ongoing research into details, materials, finishes, compositions and technological solutions that cater to different needs and tastes.
ARAN Cucine (Pav 03 - Stand 16 B)
Oasi, designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti for ARAN Cucine, is not just an actual living concept, but a cultural and social one too. It symbolises the relationship between man and nature, an intimate space, a prime setting for learning to live in harmony with oneself and with others. Nature is the overriding theme, with a tree set in the middle of the island, re-evoking family values. A place for people to meet, interact and grow. A huge amount of research has gone into it from the point of innovation and technology, ensuring that the monobloc that makes up the kitchen is truly multifunctional. One can rotate around the free-standing cell to carry out all the processes involved with food, from its conservation to its preparation, its consumption and its recycling. The top has two sliding wings, enabling it to be turned into a dining table, boosting conviviality.