Milan is an eclectic city, where historic 19th Century dwellings are alternated with modern homes and old industrial buildings. This architectural eclecticism can often be found within the same neighbourhoods. Often this very same eclecticism is implemented by designers in the choice of domestic style.
An example of this can be found in this apartment in the heart of Milan, where classic styles are mixed with contemporary languages, historic reminiscence and industrial atmospheres.
The home owners’ eclectic taste is evident in every room. Particularly in the living room, which revolves around a large kitchen. This open space stands out for its high ceilings with exposed beams, pale oak-wood floorboards, industrial-style iron and glass windows and exposed concrete walls.
The Ego kitchen stars in the living room
Playing the starring role in this generously-sized room, an Ego kitchen by Abimis which, with its timeless design, recalls and brings together different styles.
The stainless steel kitchen, the veritable cornerstone of the project, transforms the space into a welcoming place that’s a joy to live. It is a place where the owners can best express their passion for cooking, as well as an informal place to host friends and guests.
To add warmth and intimacy to the setting, the special orbitally polished finish was picked, which is obtained thanks to a painstaking smoothing process.
The kitchen is split up into different functional areas
A generously-proportioned island was fitted in the centre of the room, allowing for the utmost freedom of movement.
On one side, the cooking area. Opposite, the washing area. The 2 short sides are used as a breakfast table.
The walls behind the kitchen host a range of tall units, again in stainless steel, dedicated to accommodating the appliances, for storage and preservation. Two symmetrical elements, in the same orbitally polished finish as the kitchen, are separated by a door that leads to the utility area.
To leave the main role to be played by the kitchen and its full expressive force, the designers added very few furnishings and ornaments.
A black wall lamp with industrial-style arms, a transparent table lamp by Kartell, metal chairs and stools with a vintage look and, for a splash of colour, a scenic sideboard with drawers in bright orange.
A professionally-derived kitchen
The designers insisted on having a kitchen from the Ego line by Abimis for a variety of reasons. First of all due to its personality – strong, bold, but adaptable to the most diverse needs – and for its design, which plays the starring role, whatever the surroundings.
Then, because Ego is a tailor-made kitchen, designed and built with exceptional craftsmanship and which offers maximum customisation possibilities. It is capable of adapting to every single project, combining endless configurations to suit functional, space and style requirements.
But above all because Ego is a professionally-derived kitchen. An extremely high-performance “cooking machine”, offering exceptional technical characteristics with state-of-the-art solutions. In fact, it is a kitchen which boasts the same performance as a professional restaurant kitchen, but which was devised for domestic use.
Thanks to the bevelled flush doors, which are perfectly integrated into the structure, the composition takes on a compact and uniform appearance.
Its apparent simplicity in actual fact conceals a series of extremely well thought-out details. The polished stainless steel handles; the recessed plinth, which is more ergonomic; the invisible hinges, patented by Abimis.
The Ego kitchen is made entirely in AISI 304 stainless steel, a special alloy which is biologically neutral, hygienic and absolutely anti-bacterial. This material is simply perfect for use in kitchens, since it does not release any substances onto food, is corrosion-proof and built to withstand temperatures of up to 500° C.
To guarantee maximum hygiene in the kitchen, the worktop which houses the cooking and washing areas is entirely joint-free to prevent dirt build-up and to ensure easy cleaning.
The kitchen is also fitted with the Cold Control System, a technological programme developed by Abimis, comprising refrigerated tall units. These storage modules, which are entirely customisable in terms of finish, size and configuration, make it possible to adjust the temperature in the various compartments and monitor their status at any time.
Lastly, it is equipped with refrigerated waste containers, a solution which reduces the spread of bacteria and neutralises unpleasant odours.
A series of indispensable solutions for those who enjoy cooking like a genuine chef, and for those in search of the best performance levels in their home kitchen, without forgoing design.
Photo credits: Matteo Cirenei
Project by: Abimis and Studio Luini 12