Perfectly Nonperfect Ceramic Wood Planks

Dakota by Flaviker | KitchAnn Style
It seems everyone wants to emulate the true look of wood while having the ease of care found in ceramics – but who wouldn’t?

Dakota by Flaviker is so realistic, it looks aged, stained and even has tiny worm holes.

Dakota by Flaviker | KitchAnn Style

Dakota takes its name from the North American landscape at the time of the pioneers, when men were colonising the great open spaces using materials provided by the land itself.  The collection is inspired by planks made of alder, a timber that is widely used in construction and interior finishes, and is characterized by natural imperfections caused by ageing.

Dakota by Flaviker | KitchAnn Style

The planks are offered in four sizes: 16″ x 68″, 8″ x 68″, 8″ x 48″ and 8″ x 32″ A 3D tile, perfect for vertical surfaces, is offered 8″ x 32″ and looks like two 4″ planks.  Stair pieces are also available.

Dakota 3D by Flaviker | KitchAnn Style

The Dakota finishes are very natural and sophisticated. You can choose between Naturale (Natural), Avana (Havana) Grigio (Gray) and Tortora (Turtledove). The rectified planks are produced with a slight convex shape for easier installation. They self-level under their own weight.

Dakota by Flaviker | KitchAnn Style

Flaviker PISA is part of the ABK Group founded in 1992. their production covers Gres Porcelain tiles, double fired and single fired ceramic tiles offering trendy design-oriented ranges. All Flaviker tile collections are designed and produced in Italy combining High technology in production and respect to the environment

Mamoli Flexible Faucet

The Cook Faucet by Sovrappensiero Design Studio for Mamoli rethinks the standard kitchen faucet for modern kitchens with emphasis on function, style and sustainability.

Cook flexible faucet | KitchAnn Style

The faucet’s revolution is characterized by the hose, made of silicone , brightly colored , soft to the touch  and repositionable 360°. The flexible hose docks in the chrome arched faucet using a magnetic mechanism.

The fully articulated retractable hose gives the chef full freedom to use and share the kitchen. The silicone hose is available in 5 colors:  sunflower gray, red chili, green sage, milky white and blue blueberry.

Compared to Arwa Twinflex faucet I wrote about in July 2009, I prefer the arch of the Cook faucet. Both offer similar colors for the flexible hose.

Cook flexible faucet colors| KitchAnn Style


Cook was created to combine the functionality and flexibility of a professional tap to the warmth and colors of a moment of leisure; convenience and fun in the kitchen will no longer have limits : an essential hint to
shape free thought.”

Cook flexible faucet | KitchAnn Style

Presented during Salone del Mobile 2014, the Cook faucet responds to challenges found in this evolving space at the center of the home, where multiple interactions now take place. The aim of Sovrappensiero was to create a device that stimulates a sense of creativity to help bring people together.

“The contemporary kitchen is no longer the workstation where meals are prepared, but a place to experiment and have fun, alone or in company.”

Cook flexible faucet | KitchAnn Style

Nanotech Countertops

FENIX NTM | KitchAnn Style
Fenix NTM ‘Nanotech Matt’ surface recently debuted in many trendsetting kitchen and furniture manufacturers displays at Salone del Mobile in Milan.

Fenix NTM is a thermo-laminate with unique properties, produced in Italy by Arpa Industriale with the aid of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology is the branch of applied science that involves controlling materials, at an infinitesimal level: from 1 – 100 millionths of a millimetre. This type of process has only been available for a few decades, but it is already transforming the world we live in, even the furniture sector.FENIX NTM | KitchAnn Style

The core structure of Fenix NTM is composed of craft paper impregnated with thermosetting resins. It is produced by the simultaneous application of heat and high specific pressure to produce a homogeneous non-porous high density product.

Fenix NTM is very resistant to scratches, abrasion, rubbing and dry heat. It is also resistance to stress, solvents and household reagents. Its surface is hygienic and easy to clean thanks to its enhanced anti-bacterial properties. Fenix NTM is also water repellant and mold resistant.

FENIX NTM | KitchAnn Style

Despite its many features, it seems that it’s Fenix NTM’s matte anti-reflective surface, depth of color (especially black) and soft-to-the-touch feel that has designers flocking to it.FENIX NTM | KitchAnn Style

Homeowners and facility managers seem to love it because it is self-healing. To repair a scratch, just place a damp paper towel over the affected area and pass over the scratch with a hot iron. Your countertop will look brand new again.

FENIX NTM | KitchAnn Style

FENIX NTM is available in the following sizes and thicknesses:
4200 x 1600 mm: 0.9, 1.2, 10 and 12 mm.
4300 x 1850 mm: 10 and 12 mm.

About Arpa:
Since 1954 Arpa Industriale has been designing and manufacturing panels with very high quality HPL technology for the most diverse applications: from architecture to interior design, from healthcare to shipyards, from transport to hospitality, from retail to kitchens.

Arpa’s American showroom is located in SoHo, the artistic and creative heart of New York City, the center for contemporary excellence. Arpa’s unique products and colorful collections on display are in this 7,500 square foot showroom center.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Blessings | KitchAnn Style

Kitchen Studio of Naples would like to wish you and yours
a wonderful Easter decorated with peace, love,
joys of spring, and this season’s blessings.