Opening – the ultimate “Kitchen Space”!

– design Piero Esposito 2007 – patented

A fine piece of furniture and a kitchen at the same time

Even if it originates from the family of concealed kitchens, Opening is more than an invisible kitchen. It is not simply a built-in kitchen unit that can disappear but a real Kücheraum, a “Kitchen Space”, which, whenever its job ends, changes its shape and volume and is adjustable for other purposes as a different object.
The German concept of Raum, hardly translatable with the English word “Space”, has been pivoting the twentieth-century architectural and artistic debate and, combined with the concept of “existenz minimum”, for some decades has oriented the research on modern home: how to conceive the space, how to match different spaces, how to make the best of them, how to organize smaller and smaller spaces in order to use them as wider ones, how to make them flexible and open to different suggestions and possibilities.
From this point of view Opening performs the evolution of contemporary living typologies, lofts, studios, lab houses, holiday houses… wherever it is, it lends itself to define different combinations of space by simply opening itself.
Put in two cases, once its four screws have been unscrewed, it becomes an “object” that can be easily carried away and this way it meets the increasing need for mobility of contemporary lifestyle.

A fine piece of furniture and a kitchen at the same time, Opening appears as a block of precious wood, totally smooth, absent and essential: when it is closed it does not reveal its being a kitchen, which however hides astonishing potentialities inside. As a matter of fact, once it is opened and thanks to its rotating and sliding devices, Opening proves to be able to create always different arrangements, convivial spaces where cooking becomes a shared experience while the wide sliding pull-out table can be, from time to time, something to lean on, to have dinner on, to talk around , to work…

Opening therefore allows to enlarge the living area starting from the stage of planning, which gets rid of the conventional kitchen room, by replacing it with a wooden piece of furniture which, when needed, becomes a kitchen, while otherwise it furnishes the living area with polished style, to the advantage of the spaces of the other rooms that are redefined in accordance with the planning choices.

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Amir J. Ilin, the president of Küche+Cucina, a design firm he started 24 years ago. Ilin’s work has been featured on HGTV, on Donald trump’s The Apprentice, in numerous national publications and on many national magazine covers. He is also the recipient of various design awards, among them “Best of Show Design Award”, from Signature Kitchens & Baths 8 times! Ilin was commissioned to design special projects in very exclusive homes, some located far away from his base in NJ. He was also chosen to create the cabinetry for the newly renovated Plaza Hotel, in NYC, as well as several luxury multi-unit projects around the country. To date, Ilin was involved in installations of more then 3,000 kitchens around the US and the islands, as well as many outside the US, many for well known clients.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Michael

    Hi,

    I was wondering how to get listed in your extensive kitchen companies directoriy on the sidebar of your site? Do you trade reciprocal links?

    We are a large UK based Kitchen supplier, for more information see our website – http://www.bellabyba.com/

    Thanks,
    Michael.
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    Hi Michael,
    You’re listed!
    If you’re a manufacturer, with dealers, we list you!
    Ciao,
    kitchenguy

  2. CabinetGiant

    Excellent view!It’s very important to have sufficient space for the Kitchen and also it is must that the kitchen with a good quality cabinets.Thank you.

  3. Funky44

    This is great if you have invited many people for dinner and don’t have a dinning room, then you can put everything away when you’re done cooking so that there are plenty of room for the guests. I’m liking this.

  4. A really interesting new concept, small kitchens that ´u can open or close, great for appartments and small homes.

  5. Philip Scott

    This kitchen unit is produced by Targa Italia. Three configurations and available in Rosewood or any RAL color in mat or glossy lacquer. A great idea for small and ‘loft’ apartments. They currently only have it available with European CE listed appliances. We are currently investigating UL appliances for them for a US code approved model.

  6. Hi,

    I was wondering how to get listed in your extensive kitchen companies directoriy on the sidebar of your site?
    We are a large UK based Kitchen supplier, for more information see our website – http://www.vecotersab.com/

    Thanks,
    Manel.
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    Dear Manel,
    We only list European manufacturers and not suppliers and/or dealers – there will simply not be enough space to list them…
    Sorry.
    kitchenguy

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