Scavolini presents Foodshelf, new kitchen designed by Ora-ïto
The Foodshelf programme, designed by Ora-ïto for Scavolini, is highly customizable and draws its inspiration from a redefined relationship between the kitchen and the living room. “The project is based on the idea of creating a kitchen that is truly the hub of the home and that can be developed from within the space. Apart from the kitchen units themselves, it was interesting to give continuity to the home’s aesthetics, which can be found in the living room, the dining room and, why not, even other domestic environments,” says Ora-ïto.
Its uniqueness is found in the reinterpretation of the functions of the living room, which Ora-ïto has transferred and extended to the kitchen as well. In this design, the living room enters the kitchen, influencing it with its composition patterns, with the play on closed and open spaces and, above all, with the dynamic approach typical of the new iconography of the home, in an attempt to assure a one-of-a-kind convergence.
This takes place by breaking down the doors, especially those of the wall units – the system is mainly designed for “low” wall units, measuring 18 to 36 cm – but it does not end there. Even the base units are involved in the dimensional reinterpretation. The new open compartments, available in different colours, are another innovation, and can be freely combined with T, U and L shaped partition elements.
This way, the norm is surpassed by “breaking down” these elements and abandoning the typical vertical approach that characterises the kitchen.
Foodshelf has thus given rise to a “new horizontal linearity” punctuated by a series of wood-effect shelves that cross the length of the kitchen, serving different purposes as needed: in addition to the worktop, the filler strip positioned below the base units and those included in the wall units work as shelves and/or open compartments.