REVEALED: CAESARSTONE X SNARKITECTURE 2018
The annual prestige of Milan Design Week is around the corner. It’s the affair that sees design norms challenged and Caesarstone experimenting with their dynamic surfaces in collaborative projects. In 2017 we welcomed a folkloric playground by Jaime Hayon, and before that Tom Dixon brought us the Elemental Kitchens. This year we delve into an offering by New York design moguls, Snarkitecture, titled ‘Altered States’, which has everyone intrigued…
Centered around today’s kitchen must-have, Snarkitecture have created four, highly conceptual takes on the kitchen island. Using Caesarstone’s surfaces as the golden thread, each one utilizes a different Caesarstone colour. Crafted with reference to water in various states, the islands take form with stratified layers that resemble natural topography. Each one will be exhibited in Milan as part of Fuorisalone, in large-scale.
“The theme of the kitchen island resonated with us from the very beginning because of the understanding that the kitchen is the social hub of the house.” – Snarkitecture partner and co-founder Alex Mustonen.
The venue that will home the collaboration is an outstanding example of industrial chic, and has an energy like no other. The Future Establish Hotel, Corso di Porta Romana 10, seen below:
While creating environments and experiences that are designed to be inclusive, the installations reflect the multiple functions of your typical kitchen island – a place of preparation, performance, and occasional kitchen-sink drama. Expect to find Layers of Vanilla Noir surrounding a massive ice sphere, while water vapour rises from a circular cavity. and an enticing “play to start” butting draws you in to the smart kitchens of today.
Snarkitecture, co-founded by architects Alex Mustonen and Daniel Arsham in 2008, have completed a number of high-profile collaborations, and tend to be very material-oriented. With a conceptual approach around the importance of experience, they transform the familiar into the extraordinary.
“This collaboration gives us the opportunity to engage and interact with the Caesarstone material, something we would like to pass on to visitors of the installation, demonstrating its versatility and quality.” – Studio partner, Benjamin Porto