Snarkitecture started with water as the launch point for the Altered States project. Water is the most important “ingredient” in the kitchen – present in virtually all creation, and changing state in nature, from glacier to river to geyser, and in the kitchen, from ice to water to steam. This changing nature of water was the inspiration of Altered States.
“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 Raanan Zilberman, Caesarstone CEO. “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.”
Showcased at the faded grandeur of Palazzo dell’Ufficio Elettorale di Porta Romana, open to the public for the first time during Milan Design Week 2018, the installation guides visitors through an immersive experience of a conceptual kitchen island. At the centre of the space is a large circular island, made of Caesarstone White Attica, explores the changing states of water – ice, liquid and steam.
“Our aim for the Milan version of Altered States is to use ice, water and steam to create a mesmerizing collective experience around a kitchen island that has been designed around these simple elements,” say the design experts at Snarkitecture “We took Caesarstone surfaces and turned them into something voluminous and engaging, further highlighting the strength and flexibility of the material.We look forward to inviting visitors to an incredible site in Milan, to explore, and interact within an unexpected and memorable environment.”