DESIGN FOCUS KITCHENS
Identity|June 2020
The kitchen is slowly beginning to take its rightful place at the heart of the home. This month’s Design Focus explores the trends, products and materials that are propelling kitchen design to the forefront, while showcasing projects that highlight its position within the home.

Biophilia

Being confined to one’s home environments and lacking a connection to nature has brought the importance of nature back into the living space, and in turn, into the kitchen. Natural materials and textured finishes are becoming more widely available amongst new kitchen collections as brands rush to offer a sense of naturalness back to our homes. Part of Cosentino’s Dekton Portfolio ’20 collection, the Bromo range comes in a dark blue shade, inspired by homogeneous metamorphic rocks such as slate, born to fit seamlessly into the Natural Collection by Dekton®, a series in which Cosentino continues to express its desire to recreate the best of nature and its geology. Featuring a carefully-created texture and nature aesthetic, this colour proposal is neutral enough to be perfect for any type of environment. Also, as part of its commitment to sustainability and a circular economic model, various Dekton® colours are made with recycled materials from the product’s manufacturing process.

Metallics

With kitchens moving to more dominant positions in the house, the need for them to stand out is becoming more desired. Hacker Kitchen’s 2020 ranges offer just that with this Metallic Gold collection that boasts a textured gold effect that adds lustre and theatre to any space.

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