Caesarstone X Snarkitecture Collaboration

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Leading surface manufacturer Caesarstone has collaborated with New York-based collaborative design studio Snarkitecture on “Altered States”, an installation that explores the idea of the kitchen island.

“Our starting point was the kitchen island, which has transformed from a functional cooking area into the hub of the modern home, a space for entertainment, social interaction and performance,” says Caesarstone CEO Raanan Zilberman. “We asked Snarkitecture to create an installation that will inspire architects and designers to think about the future of the kitchen and use our material in new ways.”

Using water and its different states in both nature and in the kitchen as inspiration, Snarkitecture created Altered States using Caesarstone’s White Attica, forming a kitchen island made up of layers akin to natural topography.

The installation will be showcased during Milan Design Week from 17 – 21 April 2018.

“Our aim for the Milan version of Altered States is to use ice, water and steam to create a mesmerising collective experience around a kitchen island that has been designed around these simple elements,” says the team at Snarkitecture, made up of partners and co-founders Alex Mustonen and Benjamin Porto. “We took Caesarstone surfaces and turned them into something voluminous and engaging, further highlighting the strength and flexibility of the material.”

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