Alfredo Häberli chooses Dekton for his ‘Kitchen for the Near Future’ Project
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February 21, 2019
Cosentino has revealed its exciting partnership with renowned designer, Alfredo Häberli in the form of his ‘Kitchen for the Near Future’ project. The design offers a glimpse of what future kitchen life might look like and includes Dekton worktops.
The ‘Kitchen for the Near Future’ was first displayed at the internationally renowned kitchen fair, LivingKitchen, which took place 14-20 January in Cologne, January. Visitors to Madrid Design Festival, running throughout the month of February, will get a second chance to see Alfredo Häberli present his view of the futuristic kitchen in a conference to be held on 26 February at Cosentino City Madrid, Cosentino’s flagship showroom in Spain. Starting at 19.00, the showroom can be found at Paseo de la Castellana 116.
Bold use of colour and strong lines are the defining features of Alfredo Häberli’s vision. The international designer has taken the ‘traditional’ notion of a kitchen design and has transformed it into several alternative concepts and architectural possibilities. Stripping it down to the basics, the design features minimal appliances and maximum work space.
The innovative ultra-compact surface, Dekton by Cosentino was chosen by Häberli for the countertops due to its beautiful design and superior technical properties, such as high resistance to heat, scratches and stains. Ideally suited to the demands of the futuristic kitchen, Häberli commented, “Advanced material technologies such as those present in Dekton will give the glossy and matte surfaces of the kitchen a new, almost immaterial look. Reducing clutter to the bare minimum allows the worktop to take centre stage.”
Born in Argentina and raised in Switzerland, Häberli sees the kitchen as a space that mimics the process of evolution – a place of existential and deeply rooted needs reflected in preparing and consuming food, using fire and enjoying the company of others. He predicts that these functions will continue to be crucial but will adapt to modern life. Häberli envisages that kitchens will be considerably influenced by the desire for minimalism and sees his open design less as a personal vision and more as a source of inspiration for everyone.