Reducing any functional unit to its essential shape yet keeping top usefulness. This was the target of Paolo Piva when designing Alea kitchen.
Any details of Alea shows the design aim to "shaping" a new concept of kitchen: a model expressing through a concrete simplicity and a style featuring formal austerity yet assuring top functionality.
The result is a kitchen with a marked design, wide areas and a "minimal" formal character, where surfaces, containers, wall or cornered areas become real geometric solids whose surfaces really highlight the materials they are made of.
The doors come in a wide range of finishing options, i.e. matte or polished laminated wood, pine-like laminated, pine lacquered laminated, embossed or polished lacquering, wood (walnut, eco canaletto, white pine, black pine, wengé, oak wood, grey dyed oak wood, eco ovangkol and eco ebony), scotch brite steel or satinised and polished glass.
Designer: Paolo Piva & CR&S Poliform (2003)