The Salone del Cell 2022 traits that may reshape our kitchens
Salone del Cell – The Milan Furnishings Honest – has championed design in Italy’s type capital for 61 years, and 2022 isn’t any exception. The pageant, which is able to run till June twelfth, is again with a bang after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic – and individuals are extra excited than ever. Amongst them was workforce H&G who had been there to look at the most recent furnishings designs and developments.
This 12 months it was the Eurocucina truthful, which alternates each different 12 months with the Euroluce lighting truthful. The occasion was a trove of kitchen improvements that we anticipate to reshape kitchen traits of the longer term.
These, from a pop-up pantry hidden inside a kitchen island to a superbly hand-painted oven, are what stood out.
6 stand-out kitchen traits from Salone del Cell 2022
These are the traits H&G’s editors noticed at this 12 months’s truthful – and why you want to find out about them, wherever you might be.
1. Poliform’s hidden retractable countertop pantry
Italian kitchen producer Poliform (opens in new tab) is famend for its skill to create lovely kitchens which are extremely sensible, too.
Their newest innovation is a pop-up pantry (pictured above, hidden within the worksurface, and beneath, revealed). It exemplifies use house cleverly and create a streamlined scheme with out sacrificing operate – and it’s a characteristic that may revolutionize pantry concepts in fashionable areas of all sizes.
‘Deep Shaker Transfer is a modular retractable system for the highest of the island,’ say Poliform. ‘It may be outfitted with cabinets and containers, in addition to an built-in hood. The higher floor bears the identical end as the highest of the kitchen in order to be invisible.’
‘This was a stand-out piece on the Salone and was garnering a lot consideration. What we love about this retractable pantry is that its discreet, modern nature lets you conceal away home equipment and litter, seamlessly,’ says Lucy Searle, Editor in Chief of Houses & Gardens. ‘When not in use, it suits into the kitchen countertop to create a streamlined end. On the push of a button, it rises easily to make the whole lot you employ frequently simply accessible.’
2. Scavolini’s cabinetry
Scavolini (opens in new tab) has tailored to mirror a change in tastes and elegance over the past six a long time – however the fashionable kitchen thought seen above is one in all its most notable. Their new kitchen merges masculine traces with whimsical handles (by Venetian designer Luca Nichetto (opens in new tab)) to create essentially the most unlikely however highly effective mixture of the second.
The model blends uncooked industrialism with mystical shapes to create cabinetry that makes a press release in houses of each type – and so they have our approval.
‘One other factor of the kitchen above that stands out is the contrast-lacquered, open cubby shelving. This was a kitchen characteristic we noticed throughout a lot of the kitchen manufacturers, although it was notable that the cubbies are used for each sensible storage and ornamental show,’ says Lucy Searle.
‘Scavolini is a model that’s all the time pushing for innovation, whether or not in cabinetry or expertise,’ provides Houses & Gardens‘ Editorial Director, Sarah Spiteri. In addition to the playful Nichetto-designed kitchen we beloved the brand new vary that options Alexa integration.’
3. Officine Gullo’s hand-decorated oven
When bespoke kitchen producers meet the Tuscan trend home Aquazzura (opens in new tab), it’s a match made in design heaven. The end result? A beautiful oven that contains a secret garden-inspired design.
This collaboration invitations you to take a look at Officine Gullo (opens in new tab)’s quintessential cooker in a playful new method – as a result of 2022 is the 12 months you make a creative assertion by your home equipment.
‘Every of those items is hand-painted, so you’ll by no means discover two the identical,’ says Lucy Searle. ‘If you happen to look carefully, you may even see pencil marks the place the artist has made the primary sketches. Officine Gullo advised me that the curiosity on this piece has been eager, and that many consumers have requested if they may have theirs customized painted. This isn’t at the moment obtainable, however watch this house.’
4. Marazzi’s counter tops
This 12 months we’ve seen many new, daring kitchen countertop concepts, from glowing, internally-lit marble to the invisible countertop breakthrough. The most recent materials to enter the dialog comes from Marazzi (opens in new tab), who’re experimenting with sturdy surfaces that replicate the attractive veins seen in genuine stone.
The corporate, greatest identified for its ceramic tiles, additionally showcased an built-in cooker prime that additional feeds into the will for invisible home equipment – making a modern, clear look that may wrestle to fall out of fashion. ‘Marazzi reveals simply what is feasible when working with duplicate stone, with unimaginable finishes that basically make an influence,’ Sarah says.
‘One other factor we noticed that contributes additional to the streamlined look was cooker controls being built-in into counter tops and the entrance of cabinetry, as beneath on this kitchen by Metal Cucine (opens in new tab),’ Lucy provides.
5. Cesar Cucine’s curves
It’s time to rethink your kitchen island concepts and make house for Cesar Cucine (opens in new tab)’s curved providing, as seen beneath. The unconventional island caught our consideration at Salone del Cell, and it’s straightforward to see why this assertion is so fascinating.
The design above performs with comparable round shapes (together with the sunshine becoming and sink) that intensify the island’s curve and produce a completely new look to an (already) fashionable setting.
Sarah Spiteri spoke to the Cesar Cucine design workforce who defined that they had been ‘eager to make use of gentle edges to create a convivial and social kitchen,’ in the identical method we’re all drawn to spherical eating tables.
‘Curves and circles had been an actual theme at Salone this 12 months, and never simply in kitchens,’ provides Lucy Searle. ‘The most recent couch designs characteristic unimaginable curves and silhouettes that soften the sq. proportions of rooms, and it is a trick that’s simply translatable in kitchens.’
6. Unox Casa’s oven
Unox Casa is establishing itself as a frontrunner within the ultra-high spec oven business – for an excellent cause. Their SuperOven (opens in new tab) (above) makes it attainable to realize restaurant-level delicacies in a home setting – because of its highly-specific pre-programmed capabilities that make the cooking course of really feel seamless.
Whereas its minimalistic design receives factors within the inside world, its technological skills stay hidden, so you may get pleasure from a robust oven with out tainting your scheme. This oven is definitely well worth the funding.
‘What we beloved about this – and a lot of what we noticed at Salone – was the equal consideration given to each type and performance.’