Cesar presents Williamsburg, The 50’s and Intarsio
Cesar's new project, designed by Garcia Cumini, was presented at last edition of Eurocucina. It consists of a structure made up of three, distinct elements that interact with each other: Williamsburg, The 50’s and Intarsio.
A complete, innovative kitchen in which each part is in perfect harmony with, and completes, the other while retaining its own unique functions and individuality.
Williamsburg is a central working area, an authentic work island and the focus of this arrangement. An element that puts people who love to cook perfectly at ease but can also be used as a table around which food can be shared in a convivial atmosphere. To achieve this result, the space below the worktop had to be emptied while the island still had to meet the requirements of those working in the kitchen. Our source of inspiration was the mechanical engineering concept behind modern bridges that have a visible load-bearing structure on either side connected by a suspended horizontal element. This island conveys a feeling of safety and solidity while preserving light and airy lines. The design of the work island stems from the idea of the bridge, which also metaphorically interprets a vision of harmony and sharing within the home.
The project is enhanced by The 50's, a made over version of the fifties’ bookcase in a modern key. Thanks to its characteristics and proportions, this system is a functional kitchen element in which various modules can be fitted close together such as: ovens, glass-racks, bottle-racks, open or shut storage compartments. Its specific design makes it perfect for the dining and living areas of the home as well as serving as a link between them. The aluminium uprights are provided with interior lighting which creates different moods depending on its intensity while setting off the textured appeal of the wall.
The third novelty in this project is Intarsio. This system has been designed to detract from the geometric shape of the doors, primarily using the direction of the wood grain to change the perception of their dimensions. This project makes a prized material even more precious by reinterpreting a kitchen with a traditional soul without looking back to the past nostalgically.
Experience in handicraft woodwork has made it possible to achieve the illusion of continuity or interruptions even where these do not actually coincide with the position of the doors. The result is an optical illusion in which real interruptions are concealed in favor of the pace set by the design and by the creativity of individual projects.