“I consider a modern kitchen to be 'smart' when it is able to elegantly interact with the reality for which it has been designed and manufactured. These two qualities are always connected, when we consider that elegance is not just about looks but also about the sobriety, grace and style with which the design is able to adapt to different use scenarios.”
“Simplification above all else” is the common thread that unites Pietro Arosio's (Lissone 1946) modern kitchen designs. His design process aims to achieve truly "smart" kitchens that are easy to configure and customise and have very tangible functional qualities.
Arosio's first designs for Snaidero, “Board” and “Lux” – both introduced in 2012 – follow this philosophy to a tee. “Board” is a well-researched industrial response to a very evident evolution in the construction of contemporary homes. The tendency is now to create small environments built out of shared and "free-flowing" spaces. At the same time, interiors are configured to be bright and open, free from functional constraints and designed to be environmentally-friendly and offer a higher quality of life. This context calls for a luxury modern kitchen that enables very practical solutions; a design that is flexible and can adapt to the space it is meant to inhabit, even a small one.
“Board” responds to this challenge by offering heightened modularity and versatility. It is a kitchen that can morph into something new in the face of changes in space and use and can therefore grow and change with its users. This quality makes “Board” the perfect modern kitchen design for younger homeowners, who live dynamic lives and want furnishing solutions that reflect their personality but can also follow them if they move to a new home and their lifestyle evolves.