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Thursday, April 29, 2010

What a Rashid!

I don't spend a lot of time promoting the work of other manufacturers. Since the firm I work with manufactures its own line of cabinetry, that could be seen as, well, a bit of a conflict. However, every now and then I run across something that is so unusual, and to be frank, out of our league, that I feel okay in sharing it here.

Italian manufacturer Scavolini Kitchens has teamed up with a number of designers to help create several very unique lines of doors for it's series of cabinetry. One of the best I have seen in a very long time is the Karikon design by designer Karim Rashid in Scavolini's Crystal line. Known for his whimsical work with Umbro and chef Morimoto to name but a few, Rashid's contribution to the world of kitchen design is a perfect foil to the clinical crispness that dominates the world of design today.

The doors are made of aluminum and tempered glass and are available is a myriad of solid colours. But the highlight for me is Rashid's Karikon series, with the pattern screened on each. The design not only looks amazing, but is also durable, easy to maintain and features high-end hardware and accessories. This collection is available in all the standard modules you'd expect from a modular line, and also features coordinating furniture pieces and even appliances!

Thanks again to Trendir for bringing this line to my attention.

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