A brand new concept of the kitchen space – Avignon, designed for TM Italia by Nicola Galliza, presents a decomposition of traditional concepts in combination with systems that evolve beyond basic industrial realities.
A cultural tribute to Pablo Picasso’s work “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,” which visionarily presents a simultaneity of different points of view and introduces a new way of conceptualizing the reality of the kitchen space. The deconstruction of space and function indeed constitutes the common thread of Avignon.
The composition of the Avignon kitchen, which will be presented at Eurocucina 2022, is linear, with an island and table integrated with it.
TM Italia Presents Avignon
Two materials are the protagonists of the model: Eucalyptus Frisé wood, used for all doors and drawer fronts, and Dover White marble for the tops, backs, front of the island, and the pre-assembled basin.
The kitchen’s fine matte-painted Eucalyptus Frisè wood, sourced from FSC-certified wood species and processed using a staining process free of synthetic dyes, manifests the small ripples of regular, parallel veins when light shatters on surfaces. Dover White marble features flowing, sinuous shapes in shades of gray and milk-white. The front of the island clad in Dover White marble features open elements and drawers in Eucalyptus Frisé wood that create a harmonious movement of volumes, recesses, and materials.
The stylistic feature of TM Italia’s project lies in the number 7.5, which expresses the important thicknesses in centimeters of the tabletop, tops, and backs, as well as the large handles, placed now horizontally now vertically on doors and fronts.
The absolute innovation of Avignon lies in having invisibly integrated additional functions, in addition to the classic ones, that pander to contemporary ways of living spaces by breaking the mold with respect to the past. The table anchored to the island decomposes into many volumes integrated within the legs and allows for differentiated use, becoming, alternately or simultaneously, a place for gathering and conviviality, work, play, and entertainment.
Each function can be activated by unveiling, through an electro-assisted mechanism with remote control, hidden volumes: a HomeOffice module that allows for the storage of laptop, mouse, keyboard, notebooks, and pens as well as being equipped with USB sockets and ports; a PlayGround container with storage for Playstation, tablet, drawing equipment; and an AperitivoTime up-and-down that holds cocktail accessories, glasses, and bottles.
The island houses two concealed spaces that protrude from the control top: one contains a monitor that can rotate table-front or island-front; the other, located next to the cooktop, is designed to store an extensive library of spices and cooking utensils.
The Avignon kitchen thus perfectly reflects TM Italia’s philosophy in combining details of high craftsmanship with an evolved design approach that proposes technological integrations and new aesthetic-functional scenarios.