The challenge with the Obumex commission was to bring the same principles and discipline that would be applied to a building to the design of a kitchen. More like furniture than conventional kitchen components, this flexible kit of pieces can be configured to create atmospheric contexts where a range of domestic activities feels comfortable and appropriate. The system encompasses worktop, sink, hob, storage and a system for housing appliances, each element designed so that can be set against a wall or for freestanding use. The worktop is a key move: a generous horizontal gesture that draws a clear visual distinction between the surface and what goes below.
Vishwa Kaushal, Enzostefano Manola, Stéphane Orsolini
Richard Glover, Ian Dobbie, Nacasa & Partners