@home brings Italian lifestyle in a space in balance between tradition and innovation: a living landscape composed of relevant elements. The large table is towered by a hood-organ, a modular system with stainless steel cylindrical elements of different sizes, that can adapt to the various volumes of the environments. The cylinders contain the suction unit, the lighting and the speakers.
The wide storage cabinets are provided with pull-out hinged doors, that, receding, open and disappear, living the space clear and obstacle-free. They reveal unexpected spaces to dedicate to the storage of tableware and small appliances.
Kitchen is space, emotion, warmth: the memory of a fire around which gather and cook, eat, talk, get warm, enjoy oneself @home. The large table is towered by a hood-organ able to transform food aromas in music, as if by magic.
Elmar’s expertise in kitchen design can combine the product’s aesthetic and functionality with Italian artisan craftsmanship. The exclusive design and the vibrations of the materials make the environment even more unique.
Thin thicknesses, harmonious proportions, solid and valuable materials are what characterises the shelf, place where to collect objects, books, and spices. It has a high aesthetic impact and it is composed of three elements that can be connected: splashback panels, shelves and vertical laths. In order to adapt it to different living situations at its best, the height of the shelving is customisable and is available from a minimum height of 106 cm to a maximum of 140 cm.
In the @home kitchen area, the large table becomes an island, important feature and a place around which gather and talk, work, cook. There, the one-piece steel cooking top is placed with care, and is provided with and induction plate and two or four large drawers. The electrical wiring is hidden inside one of the table’s legs.
C+S Architects, Venice and London based, have a track record in designing high quality schemes working internationally in urban design, architectural and interior design, both for the private and the public sectors.
C+S Architects is a team dedicated to combine strong conceptual design ability with the sensitivity of materiality and light and a particular innovative approach in sustainability.
C+S Architects have won many international competitions including the he development of of housing and hospitality in Tervuren, Belgium through the restoration of the residencies of Leopold II (2017), the design of Gamec Art Gallery in Bergamo, Italy (2016), the development of a fashion campus with housing and offices in Chiasso, Switzerland, (2014), the refurbishment of an Ex-Tobacco factory in Venice to house the new law court o ces of the city (completed in 2014), the Policlinic Complex in Milan (under construction), a housing complex in Japan (2008), the Tenova headquarters in Varese (2010) and many projects for school buildings.
Award-winning projects of the office are: the environmental and urban design of Sant’Erasmo island in the Venice lagoon with the design of the infrastructures, the public spaces and the Torre Massimiliana Cultural Centre, the restoration of an Ex- Tobacco Factory in Venice for the new law-court offices of the city, the restoration of part of the Venice Arsenale, the recent restoration of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi for retail and the design of the public spaces and the restoration of part of the 19th century building of the Casinò in the Lido di Venezia. C+S are expert in designing high quality sustainable housing where energy efficiency and the use of cutting-edge technologies are combined with community engagement. Among these, the Urban Lake Housing complex in Pordenone, where the lake becomes the energy source for the housing complex as well as a new redesigned park for the citizens and under construction is a complex of sustainable luxury housing in Aarshot, Belgium and two sustainable housing towers in Milan.
The works of C+S Architects have been published internationally and exhibited in the 15th Biennale of Architecture of Venice, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at the Triennale of Milan, at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris, the Architekturzentrum in Wien and the RIBA in London, among others. They recently had a solo exhibition at the MIT in Boston.
C+S works have been awarded with the Special Prize of the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture 2012, the In-Opera Award 2012, the Selection in the European Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 and the Sfide 2009 Award of the Italian Ministry of Landscape and Environment, the FarbDesignPreis 2009, Honourable Mention; the AR+D Award 2008, Honourable Mention and the Gold Medal of Italian Architecture for Education in 2006.
The office directors are Carlo Cappai and Maria Alessandra Segantini. They have both obtained an awarded degree at the University of Architecture of Venice in 1991 and are Registered Architects both in Italy and the United Kingdom.
Cappai and Segantini, have lectured internationally at the MoMA, in many universities worldwide such as the MIT in Boston, Cornell University AAP, Columbia University GSAPP, the Politecnico of Milan, the TU Delft, the EPFL in Switzerland, Cambridge and Bath Universities among others.
The island becomes a large wooden table around which talk, sit, and work as if by a fireplace. It is available also in Canaletto walnut and smoked oak wood. 120 cm wide and 270, 300, 320, 350 cm long with four legs, and 400, 450, 520 cm long with 6 legs. The electrical wiring of the induction plate is hidden in one of the table’s legs. The 120, 150, 180 cm wide steel plate houses 2 or 4 large drawers.