Frozen but not cold

Since Toronto, Canada, it might as well that their kitchen is made of ice cubes. During the interior design show (IDS) in Toronto Caesarstone – the leading manufacturer of premium quartz surfaces — presents the ‘ICE’ kitchen installation by Tom Dixon.

Courtesy: Vicky Lam

Courtesy: Vicky Lam

The result of the year-long collaboration between Caesarstone’s and Tom Dixon is a series of monolithic triangular prisms in various volumes and heights form the base of the kitchen, having  a food prep area, serving stations, surfaces and stools.

Courtesy: Vicky Lam

Courtesy: Vicky Lam

The inspiration to the creation of “ICE” kitchen came from the winter, frozen lakes and the icebreakers of Canada. As a secondary material, extruded aluminum was used to ensure a cold, industrial aesthetic and simultaneously acting as the structural support and lighting rig, where Dixon’s mirrored ‘melt’ lights complement the theme.

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Among the four semi-professional kitchens design shows references the elements of ice, fire, earth and air. The Toronto ‘ICE’ installation is the first one. The next one is expected to be at Milan Design Week 2016.

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About the link of the natural elements and the kitchen and the next in the series the designer explains: “There’s four elements that we’re working with – water, earth, air and fire – they’re sort of the medieval elements. So water is for Toronto, for their icebergs, snow melting…that’s sort of your memory of Canada. That then lends itself to freezing things, steaming things, boiling things in a kitchenette”.

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By: Armine Sargsyan

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