design et al are delighted to announce that Karim Rashid has received further success in the Kitchen over £50,000 category of The International Design and Architecture Awards 2015
The exclusive concept of this kitchen is distinguished by sinuous silhouettes and an entirely innovative ergonomic design, which was made possible due to the unique properties of HI-MACS which proved essential to facilitate the shape and functional requirements of the fab kitchen. The worktop used in the Kook model, which is more than 90 cm deep, allows an improved layout of the hob and sink zones, as well as making it more user-friendly.
The starring role of the ambitious project by Karim Rashid, aside from the latest-generation acrylic stone, is light, with LEDs arranged underneath the worktop, which highlight the magenta coloured aluminium groove. There are also LEDs inside the wall unit which illuminate the edge of the glass, giving the kitchen a dramatic appearance.
Soft curves continue on the kitchen’s wall-mounted unit. An opening with rounded edges provides a space for cooking and food preparation within the unit.
Owing to the excellent thermo-formability properties of HI-MACS®, which make it possible to form the material into an infinite range of shapes, and realise any designer’s dream. Rastelli was able to produce, thanks to Karim Rashid’s visionary idea, two exclusive concepts featuring a soft and fluid design, of extraordinary beauty, whilst still adhering to hygiene and production issues.