"We can not get bored with something that is not" - this phraseDesigner Alberto Minotti shocked the editors with her straightforwardness and righteousness. However, this is not the only thing that struck us. Read the interview with one of the most amazing modern designers and be impressed by Alberto Minotti Alberto Minotti - a man thanks to whom now in the kitchens a stone is popular in the decoration of facades, lack of handles, door-sliders and many other things. His main brainchild - the cult-made Minotti Cucine kitchens - has long been considered a "couture" product. This is a work of design of the museum level, while the functionality is comparable to that with supercars. Www.minotti.com Alberto Minotti began the story with the very idea of creating an exclusive kitchen concept Maistri. - The main idea is to hide all the built-in technique and get a clean visual surface. Philosophy is such that any technique quickly morally becomes obsolete. In this case, it does not age, because you do not see it. You buy a kitchen for 15 years, and the equipment is updated every 5 years. My tie will never become old, because it's not on me. In order to completely change your thinking, you need to make a full reset, that is, to drop to the lower level, to become children. Their strength is that they do not have any history in their head, they start from scratch. If a child stands in front of two buildings - one filled with objects, another empty, which building will he choose? Where there is nothing. All because there is an echo in an empty room, you can hear yourself. And still empty space gives the opportunity to run, play and move. Therefore empty space is more important than filled. It is more important to remove something than to include in the field of vision. - What is your philosophy of using naturalExpensive materials? - Clean line. God gave us mountains and trees - nature. From the trees we make wooden surfaces, from the mountains we take a stone. Next we just connect the tree and the stone. Without fashion, without fashion. Artificial materials are fleeting. Forever that is not invented by man, that's what Alberto Minotti chooses: wood, marble, granite ... There are no trends. Fashionable now thickness - or rather "tonshina" - shelves does not make sense because of their layout. Alberto Minotti himself came up with all the "chips", thought out and simplified to the limit, and everyone began to copy it. And now he is passionately talking about new kitchen storage systems. - These niches, for example, are one big handles,They open from all sides. I suggest the fourth type of opening the doors, not push-pull, not the goal and not the handle, but one large recoiling plane. Please note, there is a different depth of the shelves: 30 centimeters difference between the visible and the actual part. Thanks to the game of hanging boxes height, you can make a niche either higher or lower, adapting it to what you are going to put there. You come home and do not know where to put the iPad or iPhone - please, we have developed an additional space. Usually the kitchens have a socle height of 15 centimeters - and this is the only distance that prevented me from integrating the kitchen completely into the wall, since air circulation is necessary. - Your collection uses very richTexture and texture. Tell us about them. - For example, black granite is brought from Zimbabwe and presented to us in a mix of black and blue. Such material can only be emphasized. For this purpose we have broken a wall with a decor - a tile of the running size 60 х 60 centimeters. Decorate with accompanying surfaces, the kitchen itself - no. The lighting in the kitchen is automatically turned off by means of special built-in magnets - it decays as soon as a person leaves the room. A refrigerator is illuminated from the fronts scatteredLight so that you in the last turn think that this is a refrigerator. Many manufacturers copied the design of Minotti Cucine. Factories that today duplicate the legendary cuisine, receive a large turnover from sales. But even so, Alberto Minotti has a reasonable solution: he "copied himself" in order not to give this niche to others, having developed a new design for Maistri cuisines, and, of course, added a few more unique raisins. "It's difficult to make beauty on a budget, production and release for me is a personal challenge!" - Minoti draws another regular line. Interview with Alberto Minotti was conducted by Oksana Kashenko.
December 20, 2017