Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017
Curved lines without handles, integrated sinks and cooktop, and a breakfast bar: the HI-MACS solid surface is a central element in the design of the latest version of the Pedini Artika kitchen that was launched at imm cologne 2017 fair.
The Artika concept marries simplicity with efficiency: a made-to-measure ergonomic cooking/living environment, with stable and reassuring, yet graceful, shapes. It has given rise to a slender-bodied solution, with enveloping and familiar forms, defined not only by the countertop itself, but also by the drawers and doors in the units that blend into the profile, as though sculpted by the action of wind or water.
The Artika layout is resolutely urban, and it provides readily understood coordinated spaces in a universal language which are deliberately designed to promote conviviality, while taking family meals or entertaining guests. To this end, the breakfast bar and the ample peninsulas are no longer simple supporting surfaces, but places of communication, exchange and discussion, in a typically Italian philosophy of kitchens and, more generally, of eating.
The HI-MACS Babylon Beige finish selected for the Artika countertop, which echoes the lacquer of the vertical surfaces, is skilfully matched with wooden elements to emphasize the sensation of warmth, making it at once tactile and practical.
HI-MACS is ideal for the creation of fluid lines in countertops. It can be worked so as to eliminate all visible signs of joints, enabling a single continuous element to be created that appears to have been sculpted from a single block of material.