Designer    Focus 06 Mar 2018

Take a closer look at Scavolini’s Diesel Open Workshop, on show at this week’s KBB Birmingham

Continuing the collaboration of these two design giants, the Diesel Open Workshop – on show at Scavolini’s M95 stand, during this week’s KBB exhibition – focuses on balancing a warm, domestic atmosphere with the brand’s iconic industrial style and definite architectural lines.

Flexible enough to fit a variety of kitchen shapes and sizes, the collection is comprised of modular metallic structures, ranging from islands to cabinetry, to the new ‘Stock Rack’ storage system, which, seen on the right-hand wall above, consists of a tubular metal structure that can be finished with either glass or lacquered doors, or left as an open ‘void’. The metallic elements of the kitchen design – including the soft steel supports that appear to ‘suspend’ the island above the floor – are paired with either smoky, black-mesh-detailed glass or diamond-patterned ribbed glass fronts (as featured) – meaning the materials visually jar against one another. These metal-framed glass doors are also characterised by an aluminium handle grip, which stretches across the entire length of the door, both horizontally (for base units) and vertically (for tall units). While sitting atop it all is a stylish Motley Quartz worksurface, with mirror-polished edging and metallic-finished plates outlining each corner.

For the first time in the working design collaboration, Diesel and Scavolini’s work has also moved toward the bathroom. Again, the bathroom area employs the new Stock Rack shelving system; while the round and rectangular ‘sit-on’ washbasins – rather than following suit in the heavy use of metallics – are available in Mineralmarmo and various marble aesthetics. Dedicated mirror designs complete the Diesel Open Workshop bathroom collection.

For more information about Scavolini’s stylish KBB stand, keep an eye out for our ‘Live from KBB’ interviews…

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