Italian furniture brand Ernestomeda presented a new version of its K-Lab kitchen during Living Kitchen in Cologne and the latest creation from designer Giuseppe Bavuso introduces some strikingly creative touches.
K-Lab adopts an informal, dynamic stylistic language and is a concept intended for a young target market. It is inspired by the large workbenches found in industrial contexts and includes a mix of solid forms and open units. The key features of this new kitchen model includes the framed door, used on the base unit of the various compositions with inset handles.
Another characteristic of K-Lab is its use of modular open-fronted systems which appear in various applications. Starting from the K-System open-fronted base unit, the structure of which can contain pull-out fittings – drawers and shelves – or fixed components such as the solid wood bottom shelf or the tubular steel footrest. Fixed or pull-out peninsulas can be connected to the structure. The same system is used in the tall unit (able to take built-in ovens), the wall unit and the ceiling K-System with island hood, fitted with glass shelves. These items are also equipped with LED lighting.
The frame of the new K-Table is made from the same elements as the K-System open-fronted base unit and can be personalised in new ‘metallix’ finishes or the new metal-look lacquered colours. The version on display at Living Kitchen had a top in solid deluxe vintage oak, although the table is available in all of Ernestomeda’s worktop materials.
The dual cooking/washing monobloc includes a hob with front controls. The sink is in the same material as the worktop, while different types of built-in installation are possible for the hob.
Another K-Lab feature is the accessory rail, also available in combination with the shelf system, which can be fitted with racks for glasses, spices and knives. The layout is completed by glass-fronted cabinets, in wall-mounted and floor-standing versions.Ernestomeda | ernestomeda.com