This past week was a big week for us, as the kitchen took a major leap forward and is now 97% ready! The water comes and goes and the fridge, freezer and dishwasher have been installed. Most of the pots and pans have found their place in the cupboards. After living without a proper kitchen for a while, one can really, really appreciate having one!
In this blog post, we would like to share with you some of our favorite details from our kitchen. The first one with a story is the 265 wall lamp designed by Paolo Rizzato for Italian company Flos in 1973. It is a light with ridiculous proportions (e.g. two meter stem), especially considering Pekka originally purchased it while we were still living in our previous apartment. Given the proportion mismatch between our old apartment and the wall lamp, it ended up unused and in a box in the downstairs basement. Now, it works very well in the kitchen moving easily with the cook.
|Tynell & Nelson|
Above the Artek table which we use as a breakfast table is a vintage Paavo Tynell brass pendant light produced by Taito Oy in 1948. On the wall behind it, we have placed a Spindle clock desgined by George Nelson for Howard Miller company in 1947. The clocks were discontinued in 1980's at the rise of the postmodern era, but were picked up by Swiss company Vitra again in 1990's. This particular clock in our kitchen is a newer, Vitra production.
Like the kitchen counter top, also the sink is made of white Corian. The faucet is from Axor-series designed by Antonio Citterio for Hansgrohe. We chose the stainless steel instead of a chromed version to match the faucet with the household appliances. In the top right corner, an observant reader can see one of the missing percentages (vs. 100% completed kitchen).
As the philosophy of the kitchen design was modernism / minimalism, there was a great need to get rid of all the electric cords and sockets. Therefore, stainless steel inlet used for office desktop was installed next to the induction cooktop. Another one, which flips up and down covering some more sockets is located in the window end of the counter top.
So, if you happen to be in the neighborhood we would like to welcome you for a cup of coffee! As we were introducing some of our favorite kitchen details, the 9090 espresso coffee maker by Richard Sapper for Alessi is definitely one of those. Being such a central part of our daily lives, this post could not be finished without introducing this little item getting us going in the morning.
|Fancy a cup of espresso?|