March 22, 2016
Our understanding of design is that it always goes hand in hand with innovation. It feeds into every single interior we create, so we’re always looking out for the latest way to improve a project, whether through technology, as in the Regents Park House project, or through a complete redefining in traditional space, as in the Commercial HQ project. Our trusted partners, Extreme Design – who offer a premium and bespoke service – shares the premise that no two designs should be the same. The company, who are based in Barnes, Gerrards Cross and Sunningdale and have been designing beautiful living spaces for a decade, celebrate their clients’ differences by focussing on that all-important current buzzword: personalisation.
Personalisation is very much a key trend at the moment with brands everywhere offering the option of tailoring their products to the customer. Extreme Design goes even further than that; uncovering cherished moments or times in their clients’ lives to be reflected in the design of their living space. Their original proposition rejoices in the uniqueness of each client, property, story, moment and memory; bringing their inspiration to life through all elements of design, from the colours and materials, to the form of the furniture.
As an innovative way of personalising a project, the latest gadgetry can be integrated into furniture, surfaces and spaces. Extreme Design has shared their insight into three of the latest kitchen gadgets that could revolutionise the way we design and the way you live:
1) Combination cooking
One of the things they highlighted was the recent trend for versatile appliances that use combination-cooking. Previously only available in professional kitchens, these advanced cookers mean that you have more options when it comes to preparing your food than ever before. One example is the steamer oven, which is capable of steaming at the same time as the fan oven is operating. Perfect for when one wants to get the outside of something crispy but ensure that underneath it is succulent and moist. It was noted that renowned brands such as Miele are also getting in on the combination cooker-act. They recently created a so-called ‘warmer drawers’ that can be used as both a slow cooker and for dough proofing.
2) Futuristic fridges
From cooking food to keeping it fresh with a high-tech new fridge from Sub-Zero. These futuristic appliances can cost upwards of £15,000, but when one considers the technology inside, it is not hard to see why. The fridge shelves come with microfilm edges to stop liquid from dripping in case of a spillage, and most impressively of all, an air purification device that removes impurities from the air and keeps food fresher for longer. In fact, it’s so effective that NASA use it in their space shuttles.
3) Wireless worktops
In a similarly tech-focused move, Corian, the premium surfaces manufacturer, have started using technology that allows you to wirelessly charge your device through your worktop. With more and more people seeking ways to integrate their mobile phones into their homes, this trend looks set to get increasingly popular over the next few years.
More and more brands are offering options that tailor their products to a specific customer. Interestingly, Extreme Design goes even further than that by uncovering cherished moments in their clients’ lives to be reflected in the design of their living space. Their original proposition rejoices in the uniqueness of each client, property, story, moment and memory; bringing their inspiration to life through all elements of design, from the colours and materials, to the form of the furniture.
Marcello Cuconato, Creative Director of Extreme, comments: “Extreme’s one-off approach to interior design has meant that our portfolio is hugely diverse, encompassing fabulously wide-ranging creative concepts. We have no limits when it comes to acquiring inspiration for our clients’ designs! Whether you’re looking for a kitchen design that portrays your love of polo or a dressing room that immortalises an unforgettable night in Iceland, we exist to capture these emotions in physical form.
“Recently we created a study design concept for someone who had fallen in love with Tokyo in the Autumn. To bring this concept to life we concentrated our attention on the naturally beautiful colours of the city as well as its noisy vibrancy. We took inspiration from contemporary shapes and brought in hints of Tokyo’s fabulous juxtaposition of the deeply traditional and ultra-modern.”
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