Caesarstone Presents: Altered States by Snarkitecture at IDS Vancouver 2018
Caesarstone, brings its 2018 design collaboration with New York-based collaborative design practice, Snarkitecture, to the Interior Design Show Vancouver, September 20th to 23rd, 2018. The partnership first debuted at the Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto in January 2018, and a similarly inspired large-scale installation during Milan Design Week in April 2018 as part of Furisalone.
The 2018 collaboration focuses on the pièces de résistance of the modern home, the kitchen island. Over the past decades the kitchen has transformed from the private, utilitarian space to a most public room as the gathering place in the home. As water is one of the most important ingredients in the kitchen, used for a wide variety of cooking techniques and culinary creations, Snarkitecture investigates the ‘changing states’ of water in the context of the kitchen island, and looks at natural topography where water exists in these states. Titled Ice Island, Water Island, and Steam Island, the kitchen islands’ defining characteristics - technology, performance, and hosting, and the kitchen island’s central role in the home - are incorporated into the installation to create a holistic interpretation of the modern home.
Caesarstone will also showcase a highlight of the Milan installation, 45 Caesarstone and metal mesh pedestals that will surround the space using a variety of different Caesarstone colours from their new industrial collection, Metropolitan: Airy Concrete, Cloudburst Concrete, and Rugged Concrete. The colours will create a white to grey, monochromatic gradient, rising to emulate the appearance of a natural landscape and organic "amphitheater" befitting of the central role the kitchen plays in our lives.
International guest of honour Alex and Ben from Snarkitecture will also be speaking on Liebherr Trade Day (Friday September 21st) on the Caesarstone Stage. For full schedule of speakers on the Caesarstone Stage, see below:
Caesarstone will also showcase seven new 2018 colours in the kitchen of the future: an all Caesarstone-surfaced kitchen, including Cloudburst Concrete, Frozen Terra, Excava and Intense White. Known for their cutting-edge trends and variety of colours and textures, Caesarstone elevated the futuristic kitchen by unexpectedly highlighting Rugged Concrete as refrigerator cladding, and Vanilla Noir on the drawers, imposing high design into the realistic kitchen design.