Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
Zaha Hadid is an architect known for her innovative and deconstructionist designs, which are found throughout the world. During Design Week in Milan, Hadid created a futuristic kitchen setting out of DuPont Corian. The Z-Island kitchen included two main units, one associated with "fire," which housed the cooktop, and one associated with "water," which had the sink and dishrack. In addition to these fairly basic functions, the "sensory- responsive kitchen environment" had multimedia sound and video equipment embedded into the islands, all of which could be controlled with a central touch panel. The modular wall storage featured a coating that gave it "advanced sound and light diffusion capabilities" to enhance the overall experience of being in the room.
Filed under: Decor
Filed under: Decor
Is this the kitchen of the future? Innovative architect Zaha Hadid partnered with Corian and Ernestomeda to create the Z Island by DuPont Corian. The kitchen island, which was shown off at Milan Design week, has two free-standing island units, one for "fire" and one for "water," a modular wall cabinet, a wall covering system with special light and sound diffusion capabilities, and a long work bench. The main island unit can change from a horizontal cooking and eating surface into a vertical digital surface with an LCD screen for TV or computer use and an iPod. The cooking area has a special heating plate and the main island has a touch control panel. The wall treatment has acoustic properties and a customized LEDs that allows the user to change the music and lighting. The kitchen island even has a scent diffusion system that can be programmed to dispense different scents throughout the day. Pictures of the Z island in Milan can be found at designws.com.