Dijon Kitchen is a project designed by Diego Revollo. Innovation defines this kitchen designed for a young bachelor, in a penthouse in São Paulo. Photography by Alain Brugier
Flying high and far from traditional kitchens, the island here, almost 4.5m long, hangs above the floor. Suspended at its ends by black metallic structures, the white block, facing the social area, allows the entire kitchen floor to remain visible and thus all space is incorporated into the social area.
The kitchen, now light and wide, is complemented by the line of cabinets in mustard color and, on the side, by the slatted block in massive Tauari wood. While the mustard color, in contrast to the black top, gives personality to the set, the honey-colored wood with its natural texture delimits the entrance area of the apartment and ensures warmth by counteracting smooth and metallic surfaces.
By conferring almost industrial language, but avoiding any obviousness, the burnt cement reflects the natural light and gently reinforces the simplicity of the materials chosen. In coating the floor and other surfaces, it only unifies and enhances the luminosity that was the target for this kitchen.