Designer    News 19 Apr 2016

Designer Giuseppe Bavuso develops new and dynamic K-Lab kitchen for Ernestomeda

Designed by Giuseppe Bavuso; Ernestomeda’s new K-Lab kitchen adopts an informal yet dynamic design style that is intended to appeal to a young target consumer.

It is inspired by the large workbenches found in industrial contexts and includes a skilful interchange of solid forms and open units. The key features of this new kitchen include the framed door, used on the base units of the various compositions, with an inset handle. – a clear nod towards a classical heritage

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 include pull-out fittings, drawers and shelves; or fixed components such as a solid wood bottom shelf or a tubular steel footrest.

Fixed or pull-out peninsulas can be connected to the structure. The same system is used in a tall unit, wall unit and a 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 a new metallix finishes or a new metal-look lacquered colours.

The version on display at Eurocucina had a top of solid ‘vintage’ oak, but the table is also available in all the Ernestomeda worktop materials.

(One of five reviews by the Pro Publishing team of products seen at Eurocucina 2016. Ernestomeda’s K-Lab kitchen was selected by Matthew Blair – acting editor of Utopia Kitchen & Bathroom.)