The Elements of Style
Caesarstone has something incredible up its sleeve for 2016, and it’s Tom Dixon
Because having fun in the kitchen doesn’t only mean playing with your food, design legend Tom Dixon has joined forces with quartz giant Caesarstone to create something a little bit out there — in the best possible way.
Every design fanatic knows about Caesarstone’s 2016 Designer Programme. An annual embodiment of CEO Yos Shiran’s vision, it blows minds with new experiential design events, which in past years have included collaborations with the likes of Nendo, Raw Edges and Philippe Malouin. This year, Tom Dixon is Caesarstone’s partner in crime as the Designer Programme goes international for the first time, travelling from Toronto’s Interior Design Show in January to Milan Design Week and other events in North America, Europe and Asia.
Dixon’s great vision for this team-up was, essentially, to create four different kitchens, each one a unique culinary playground themed after an element — ice, fire, earth and air. Each kitchen and element was also chosen to reflect the culture of one of the cities the Programme will be visiting in 2016. The “Fire” kitchen, for example, represents Milan, while “Ice” is Toronto-inspired (go figure), experimenting with the translucent, luminous Caesarstone quartz and food being served on a floating water conveyer belt across frozen surfaces.
It’s all very outside the box, a.k.a. ingenious, but nothing less can be expected from two design darlings like Caesarstone and Dixon. It’s a match made in interior design heaven, with Caesarstone’s solid reputation in the industry and Dixon’s own legacy of irresistibly wacky furniture, and the whole shebang seems to make that elusive promise we’ve been made so many times: that something truly different is coming to interior design.
“Caesarstone has primarily been used for kitchen surfaces and food preparation,” says Shiran. “This installation marries our own design essence and creative platforms with Tom Dixon’s innovative vision of elements and culture-inspired kitchens.”
And based on the buzz that’s already surrounding the collaboration, it won’t be breaking our hearts.
Photos By Ruth Ward