Milan 2016 – Italian brand LAGO presents the AIR island kitchen, a circular shaped solution designed by Daniele Lago around the the concepts of empathy, lightness and a welcoming feel. The new design transforms the island into a round table that simultaneously accommodates the cook while preparing the meal and the diners, fostering conversation and sharing.
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AIR island kitchen comes in a range of materials and sizes including the version that can accommodate up to ten people (180 cm in diameter) and comes with a Puro Touch glass counter. Suspended on glass legs as well, the new designs feature an induction hob and it is ready to integrate with 36e8 island and peninsula kitchens.
Daniele Lago says “AIR fosters direct communication between those doing the cooking and those participating in the magic rituality of food preparation, both through the visual relation and through proximity to the cook”. Indeed, the design process is focused on the wellness of the individual and the collective and the development of connections between people.
The new island kitchen marks also the beginning of a collaboration between Lago and Elica Summilux. Indeed, AIR matches the new lamp hood by Elica Summilux. Designed by Fabrizio Crisà, the elegant suspended design comes in white glass with a glossy copper-coloured metal finish and balances emotion and technology.
The hood’s double LED lighting allows to adjust the intensity of the ambient and point a LED disk at the hob. Summilux features sensors that detect the cooking method being used and quantity of steam being produced in order to adjust its performance.
On the partnership with Elica Summilux says Daniele Lago to ArchiPanic: “I believe that here in Italy we need to focus much more on joining forces in order to increase relevance and be more competitive, especially for conquering international markets”.
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