In un recente post vi avevo già accennato riguardo la mia passione per lo stile di arredamento Urban Eco.
A seguire il progetto artistico da me proposto per l’arredamento di cucina e zona living in cui spiego com’è nata l’ispirazione per creare la moodboard e le soluzioni adottate in base alle richieste.
Di seguito il link dove poter leggere l’intervista : habitante.it/habitare/living-e-tendenze/arredare-in-stile-urban-eco/ .
Following the interview in English.
Enjoy the reading!
FURNISH IN URBAN ECO STYLE. THE INDUSTRIAL STYLE JOINS THE ECO-GREEN
What are the characteristics of the Urban Eco style?
The inspiration comes from the atmospheres of the big metropolitan cities where over the years it has been provided with the renovation for residential use of old sheds and disused factories in which there are also large windows with wonderful natural light entering.
Urban style is enjoying considerable success, particularly among young couples or singles who face the first life experiences outside their parents’ home. A style influenced by minimalism: simple and soft lines but that does not disdain the inclusion of touches of bold colors.
The designer’s advice: In the case of a new environment and small windows we should use hanging lamps and spotlights on the floor and ceiling to recover as much light as possible.
Could you describe the mood board?
The Piemontese capital is the third economic-productive complex of the country; is the hub of the automotive industry and is also one of the most important centers for Italian industrial and cultural design. From this careful reflection I created the moodboard inspired by the brick construction of the Antonelli building and subsequently restored with reinforced concrete and steel. All three components are found in the Urban Eco Kitchen project.
Inspired by the Urban Eco Style, wood could not fail to be missing. We find it in the floor, in the table and in the boxes containing shrubs. And the green represented by aromatic and evergreen plants; symbolically therefore a further tribute to the city of the four rivers that rises in the Po valley, protected by the western Alpine chain with the Gran Paradiso massif, the main protagonist of the Turin panorama.
Naturally a touch of “cozy and comfort” furniture has been added, such as the strictly white quilt that covers the sofa bed in the living area and soft carpets to create balance.
The project’s clients are a young couple from Turin and the two-room apartment we see in the plan is located a few meters away at the foot of the Mole Antonelliana. In the project we focus on the living area and kitchen area.
What space-saving solutions have you adopted?
The layout of this environment in which the kitchen and living area must be harmonized is not huge. I proposed a modular and functional furniture taking advantage of all the possible space. Creating an equipped corner channel between the window side and the kitchenette, I figured out the long and narrow free space that was created between the shutter window frame and the washbasin cabinet.
The channel is used for everyday tableware, kitchen knives and cutting boards, spice holders etc .; in addition, in the Urban Eco Kitchen there are two modules with a removable basket, very convenient as a space-saving pantry, a cabinet for use only for glasses and cups and a column with oven and microwave.
I liked the idea of an industrial solid wood dining table with treated rusty metal legs that didn’t move and that took up exactly that space. I imagined the canteens of the factory workers. In this table you can easily cohabit in 6 people.
Also in the living area there is the insertion of a clean linear modular furniture where the crockery that is used when there are guests can be stored. The proposal to insert a fold-out sofa bed in a chaise longue style derives from the request of the client to have an extra bed in case of need.
In the first inspection, the needs of the young couple emerged: to design a simple, functional, welcoming and contemporary space. As a color table the request converged on the shades of gray. As for the lighting technology, the insertion of basic lamps and the creation of a warm environment with the use of lights. This gave rise to the solution of inserting recessed floor and ceiling lights in strategic areas of the home with diffused light regula.