Design in 2017 Will be More Authentic

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As we look in the rear view mirror at 2016 we greet 2017 with the desire to reboot, reprioritize and seek authenticity.

PANTONE understood these needs when they selected Greenery as the Color of the Year for 2017. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, Greenery “symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” Continue readingDesign in 2017 Will be More Authentic

Kook by Karim Rashid

His designs are famous for their natural soft lines and attention to detail. His work is globally recognized, as it speaks a universal language of beauty. Karim Rashid, a Canadian Industrial designer, is the designer behind the concept kitchen Kook for Rastelli Cucine. Rastelli Cucine is an international kitchen company launched in 2014 by ARAN Cucine owner Renzo Rastelli. Kook was first displayed at EuroCucine 2012 by ARAN Cucine. Rastelli Cucine Kook| KitchAnn Style

“I take a minimalist approach in my kitchens, preferring to create a clean striking surface that is punctuated by splashes of strong color. For the Kook kitchen I wanted to create an innovative design to turn even the most challenging culinary endeavors into pure aesthetic pleasure”.

Rastelli Cucine showed Kook again at Salone del Mobile 2014. Rastelli Cucine strives to create  contemporary inspiring designs that are ergonomically, environmentally and emotively superior. Collaborating with designers like Kiram Rashid enables Rastelli to promote the best of Italian Design standards. Rastelli Cucine Kook| KitchAnn Style The Kook Kitchen is strong in both design aesthetics and functional storage. The extra deep work surface incorporates a cooktop and a sink with matching cutting board that conceals the opening for a continuous surface. Motorized shutters hide kitchen clutter behind the angled face.  Glass shelves are lit with LED edge lighting and a colored LED lit strip accents tip-on style lower cabinets. Rastelli Cucine Kook| KitchAnn Style Ovens are placed in tall cabinets with pocketing Corian glass panel doors for concealment when not in use. The dishwasher is fitted with an angled front to match the slanted profile of the cabinetry. The refrigerator starts at counter height with storage below. Rastelli Cucine Kook| KitchAnn Style I prefer the Kook Kitchen with the taller elements – blame it on my North American desire for storage. I’d specify the units not to be unfitted because dirt can collect in the gap between the units. Rastelli Cucine Kook| KitchAnn Style