Designer    Exhibition 06 Apr 2018
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With Eurocucina just days away, we look back at the dynamic designs of 2016’s exhibition

Crowds are sure to draw once again to Milan’s Salone del Mobile exhibition this year, with exhibitors of Eurocucina, FTK and International Bathroom preparing some of the most memorable booths, impressive product launches and dynamically designed new collections to date; but how will it compare to 2016’s truly triumphant display?

Here are just a few of the top highlights from 2016’s Eurocucina:

Rational

Born from the creative collaboration between designer, Karim Rashid and German manufacturer, Rational, the Floo kitchen is a vision of crisp, minimalistic structures and shapely elements, each of which is inspired by natural forms.

Though when closed the kitchen appears to be purely white, and exudes an almost angelic shine, many of the structures – including the table and wall-mounted cabinetry – feature continuous radius details that function as handles and allow the kitchen to open, to reveal (if specified by the consumer) a world of vibrant colour, including a striking zinc yellow. Worktops and accessories are crafted from Corian, while the cabinetry fronts are available in either Corian or Rational’s own soft lacquered range.

Rational | rational.de   

Arclinea

Arclinea’s 2016 Eurocucina exhibit was orbited around designer Antonio Citterio’s Principia kitchen. Blending grained, raw-finished wood doors with sleek stainless steel elements created an intriguing dichotomy of textures, while handcrafted handles, pocket folding doors and wooden larder ensured the scheme balanced function and form. The Opus table, in slatted wood, successfully finished the scheme and can be used as a preparation or peninsula table. The blend of colours, tones and materials concluded in a warm, welcoming kitchen scheme that successfully drew the attention of the design-savvy crowds.