VVD kitchen by Vincent Van Duysen

September 2017
Since its first presentation last year, Dada has developed and made flourish the compositional clevernesses introduced by Vincent Van Duysen in the design of the VVD kitchen.
The Belgian architect, who is the art director at both Molteni and Dada-Kitchen, has reinterpreted the contrast between the slim side and end units and the considerable thickness of the worktops. Alternating materials and an interplay of solids and voids give rise to a dynamic and at once sophisticated kitchen. Generous pull-out trays, open-ended drawers, and under-top trolleys complete the project. An aluminium load-bearing structure allows for compositions that are completely suspended from the floor.
Vincent Van Duysen reinterprets the recessed handle detail in a modern and sophisticated key, working on the contrast between the slim side and end units and the considerable thickness of the worktops, which fit in, interrupting the linearity of the worktop, with stone sink bowls.
The alternating materials and the interplay of solids and voids give rise to a dynamic and at once sophisticated kitchen.
Generous pull-out trays, open-ended drawers and undertop trolleys complete the project. An aluminum load-bearing structure allows compositions completely suspended from the floor. Innovation is expressed with technological details such as the built-in LED strip light, the aluminum profile that discreetly designs the door edge, improving its grip and the innovative pivot hinge that allows the door to open 180°, making the internal space more usable. The kitchen gains a new architectural look, also thanks to the elegant ceiling units and slim, transparent glass cupboards with soft-closing micro-hinges.

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"The interior design of the kitchen has gained a warm look. Gone is the minimalistic trend of bare stone slabs and metres-long brushed-steel surfaces. Now there’s a gentle hybrid blending, where natural wood contrasts with industrial black powdercoated metal profiles and lavish surfaces with textures that complement smooth white marble, or where traditional oiled-oak meets grey travertine stone, creating a tactile and immersive experience."