Alberto Sánchez of Mut Design studio presents Float, a kitchen design collection for a new Spanish brand Miras Editions. Based on a plain, sober and ecologically sustainable design, Float consists of five pieces of furniture made of copper, natural wood and marble characterized by simplicity: a kitchen island, a cupboard, a glass cabinet, a serving cart and a room divider.
About – “We live at a time when kitchens are given again centre stage within our homes. Something Alberto Sánchez and MUT team just love… Cooking is certainly a pleasure, a leisure activity, something you share with family and friends in your spare time, in the best of com- panies. Against this context FLOAT collection, by MUT, arises as a radically innovative proposal, hoping to return the kitchen its status as a fully habitable space.
Under the motto “cooking is not an obligation, but a pleasure”, FLOAT opts for emotional experience: the kitchen becomes the heart of our home living, it builds bonding, it strengthens links, and at the same time it evokes that time, not so long ago, when families gathered around the fire. And what’s best to get it back than a designer kitch- en! An intimate environment, full of quality details, to share with your beloved ones.
FLOAT relinquishes all of the technological excesses and breaks with the rigidity prevailing in modern kitch- ens: every piece is a detached, mobile island which can be integrated in open spaces and no longer oblig- es us to stare at the wall while cooking.
FLOAT is a kitchen imbued with sensitivity, but highly practical and functional. It’s rational, but at the same time it possesses the beauty and sobriety of a unique artwork. Through its quality aesthetics, discreet and balanced, it seeks durability and timelessness while shunning fads or anything close to conventional.
These five pieces of furniture nourish from classicism, but aim to be innovative, as it happens in the island, which constitutes the main work area. Its removable drawers and trays provide access to utensil from both sides, thus making teamwork much easier. Together with the versatile cupboard, conceived to contain either High-Tech appliances or other objects, it creates a self-sufficient kitchen that can be optionally completed with the rest of the pieces.
Two disused traditional pieces have been recovered for this purpose: the glass cabinet and the serving cart. Half way between the living room and the kitchen, they bridge the gap between both spaces, while the room divider helps delimitate but without lifting actual barriers.
All these elements have been handcrafted in Spain. Even the smallest details have been lavished with care and attention. For example, every piece was designed to be folded into a flat pack and be assembled in situ.”
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