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CASE 5.0 - BECOMING
When design process creates a kitchen, we can look at that becoming in surface terms. The twenty years between the original introduction of Case 5.0 and the new iteration of Case 5.0 have been a time of technological and design advances. The 5 cm thickness of the Case 5.0 cabinet doors — enclosing the natural walnut wood drawers — incorporates an 8 mm section that frames it, becoming its handle. The thickness and mass of the doors endow it with a special tactile sense of solidity. The handle strips with the same finish as the base cabinets reinforce the units’ continuity. The cabinets feature pull-out doors, not hinged, and 9 cm side support panels. The countertop is relatively thin — 1.2 to 2 cm. — establishing a contrast with the much thicker cabinet doors. This year, new features are being introduced: cantilevered kitchen peninsulas extending up to 180 cm. and new materials for doors and countertops such as MDi by Inalco with new and exclusive colors, Lost Woods – indian rosewood, datuk ebony and teak and such absolute novelties — selected by Piero Lissoni — as Easy Metals and glossy polyesters. Last but certainly not least: Inside System Track, the equipped track integrated into the countertops offering cutlery and utensil trays and holders for knives, spices, cutting boards, oil bottles and hood. It come in two versions: recessed and in-between two tops.
The Paul Smith + De Padova EVERYDAY LIFE collection represents the meeting point between the refined understatement of the renowned Made in Italy design brand and the colourful approach of the British fashion designer, renowned for his creativity that goes beyond the boundaries of fashion. Clean lines, sophisticated comfort and a rigorous attention to detail are the leitmotifs of the design proposal for EVERYDAY LIFE that is organised around upholstered furniture and which expands to include accessory pieces such as coffee tables, benches, blanket and trays. Sofas, armchairs and poufs are marked by contrasting stitching that translate the designer's origins into an evocative motif of sartorial know-how. Leather straps are tied to the wooden frame of the upholstery to complete the design.
The collaboration between De Padova and Society Limonta stems from a desire to pay tribute to an icon of interior design, reintroducing it with sensitivity and respect for the original project. De Padova has chosen to cover the Raffles collection according to the allure and style of Society Limonta’s textile range: perfect combinations with different layers from a thoughtful selection of piece-dyed fabrics in the same colour. Raffles evokes the classic elegance of Vico Magistretti, his style, consisting of details that make all the difference, like the colours and fabrics he selected for his attire: a frosted sateen in solid colour matched with tweed and marled fabric. The logo ‘Vico Magistretti Original’ designed by Italo Lupi for the Magistretti Foundation that bears his signature, is a symbol defining both the project’s originality and colour. The stitching is RossoVico.