Produce | Gamadecor
year | 2016
Ramón Esteve has designed five high-end kitchens within several Premium spaces. Astonishing cosmopolitan kitchens that were developed on the premise of searching balance and harmony between materials and finishes.
The Premium kitchens represent the values of the brand and a way of living related to the avant-garde cuisine. For this reason, each one of them has been created with exclusive colour codes and combination of materials. The opportunity of working with both natural materials and high-tech materials opens a wide range of possibilities.
The Ginger and Saffron kitchens were presented for the first time in the Cersaie Fair 2015. The Cumin, Cinnamon and Pepper kitchens were presented in the Vila-Real Mostra 2016. Saffron and Pepper were also displayed in the Eurocucina Fair 2016 in Milan.
Pepper is a domestic kitchen with essential lines and plain volumes. It combines fine wood and natural stone, both with neutral tones and soft colours.
A prismatic cupboard with retractable doors allows the appliances inside to be shown or hidden. The titanium metallic finish of the interior integrates the appliances.
The central island combines wood and stone. A stone slab overhangs the wood drawers, providing a dining area. These two materials are visually separated by a linear light between them.
The sink cabinet, like the central island, presents a play of protruding horizontal stone slabs. This piece of furniture has been designed to face a large window, allowing the entrance of natural light and linking the kitchen to the exterior.
A large horizontal Krion slab overhangs the sober central island, then turns down vertically and visually connects with the kitchen base cabinet and the shelving. This central core is wrapped by vertical screens made of separated and rotated slats. The shelving, with metallic framing, backlit glass back panel and glass doors show the tableware instead of hiding it. Part of the island protrudes providing a dining table. The doors of the refrigerator and the peripheral slats are upholstered with linkfloor, a plastic fabric that makes the space warmer.
The set is closed by a wall that is covered with hexagonal mosaic of the same pearl tone of the kitchen.
The pearl tones of the tiles and theKrion, combined with the natural tones of the wood and the fabric, result in an innovative urban kitchen. The use of plain volumes and the lack of elements such as handles highlight the clean continuous surfaces.
The Saffron kitchen consists in a solid central element, an island, and a floor-to-ceiling cupboard with a central opening that contains the worktop and the sink. The central island combines wood and stone and contains the cooktop, the extractor and the storage. The stone slab overhangs the timber box, thus generating a space for dining. The cupboard, with retractable doors, presents an amazing interior covered with metallic copper. This material, absolutely new in a kitchen, is also used for the taps and the mosaic-like covering on the back wall. The refrigerator and other appliances are hidden.
The space is partially divided by a prismatic fireplace made of red slate.
The tobacco dark stone, the oak wood, the copper metal and the slate together create a warm and elegant atmosphere.
With a boutique-like appearance, the Cinnamon kitchen is designed for fitting in other rooms of a house such as the hall, the living room or the dining room.
Its vertical elements are storage units with openings that can be used as worktops, with shelves, auxiliary elements and kitchenware. A divider, consisting in a set of poles from floor to ceiling, can be used as shelves or hangers, allowing the views to the adjacent rooms.
Its horizontal element is a central island that contains the cooktop, the extractor and the sink, and a lengthwise worktop that can be used as a breakfast counter. The display cabinet is another ambiguous element, a smoked glass prism with doors on both sides.
Both the cupboards and the display cabinet are perimetrically framed by means of a change of materials. In like manner, the handles of the cupboards’ doors are integrated into their frame.
Taupe Krion has been used to obtain continuous horizontal surfaces and tobacco wood has been used on the vertical surfaces. Graphite-tone natural slate has been a bold and original bet for covering the cupboards’ fronts. The brown hue of the smoked glasses and the golden tone of the interior of the cupboards, together with the tobacco and taupe colours, give this kitchen a classic and inviting personality.
A warm lighting makes the golden tones more powerful.
Cumin is a kitchen with a neutral finish and a quiet atmosphere. Continuous surfaces with a smooth finish and cutting-edge materials. An elemental prismatic unit with retractable doors for showing or hiding its content. Inside, there are some appliances, a work area and a display area.
The large lengthwise island is a wide horizontal surface with bevelled edges that seems to float over its base.
A prismatic unit with grey smoked glasses and a metallic structure subtly marks off the kitchen and displays the glassware.
These elemental volumes are built with cutting-edge materials such asKrion, titanium-coated metal and smoked glass.
A linear light, hidden in the edges of the island and the base of the cupboard, makes the kitchen lighter and gives it an avant-garde innovative personality.
2014 – 2016
ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER
Founder and director of the studio, Ramón Esteve is the creative soul of the organization. Owner of a unique philosophy. His holistic vision of life leads him to face new challenges, with the aim to achieve excellence on every occasion.
Architect by the Higher Technical School of Madrid since 1990, and founder of Ramon Esteve Studio of Architecture in 1991.The studio operates both in the field of architecture and interior design, as well as operating in artistic direction and industrial design in the national and international level.
PhD Architect. Professor in the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia since 2005. Teaches since 2012 the area of design hotels in the Master program of interior design of the Cardenal Herrera University CEU. In addition he usually conducts workshops, and conferences in which he lectures on architecture and design.
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