Salone del Mobile
CORIAN by DUPONT
The kitchen and dining area presented by Ernestomeda™ and conceived by architecture and design studio AQUILIALBERG ARCHITECTS proposes a visionnary and experimental project including a free standing kitchen island, a modular shelving system and a table. AquiliAlberg develops an alternative vision of a residential space where the vital interaction between the various elements, as in a natural ecosysytem, creates a flowing interplay of reactions and adjustments. The shape is moulded, curved and formed by the actions of its own constituting elements which are, in turn, influenced by the systemic variations.
“Matter shapes space and space drives the movement of matter” said John A. Wheeler, collaborator of Einstein. And it is exactly this concept, combined with the extreme dynamism of “TRON: Legacy” which inspired AQUILIALBERG ARCHITECTS g in developing the project. The interaction of deformable surfaces, from the grid effect of the flooring to the crystalline shapes of the furniture elements illuminates the ongoing evolution of the hi-tech, ultra-versatile material from which it is formed, DuPont™ Corian®.
To meet functional as well as aesthetic needs, the shelves and the cabinet, which feature sinuously curved and undulating doors in DuPont™ Corian®, are vertically alternated and repeated, creating a scultpural ‘wall’ effect, modular yet continuous. The table is aligned with the dynamic language of the whole project and, most of all, of the kitchen island, to which it is visually linked, The kitchen installation features also the combination – a worldwide first in the kitchen environment – of DuPont™ Corian® surfaces with Light Tape® high-tech electroluminescent film.