ARAN Cucine and Stefano Boeri. Oasi: a kitchen under the branches of a fruit tree. 02.07.2018
Introduced during Eurocucina and welcomed in a very positive way, Oasi is the new Aran Cucine project, born through a featuring between the brand from Abruzzo and the architect Stefano Boeri.
A brand new place to live, Oasi is way more that a functional furniture element: a one-piece kitchen unit / dining area able to contain all those characteristics of a place for sharing time, that is the Italian kitchen. Structural and iconic main core of the project is a fruit tree, referring point around which families and relations can come together in many ways, and metaphor of the importance that the place conceived for dining acquires as centre of gravity in peoples relationships. The tree, the table and the cooking hob are one piece, that can recall stories, events, memories and cooking secrets. It is not just a kitchen, but the tale of everything happening around you.
Oasi encloses in one multifunctional piece developed around the tree all the steps of the food treatment: storage, washing, preparation, cooking, service, dining, disposal. Always following the ‘principle of circularity’ to allow the correct sequence of kitchen actions. The free standing squared kitchen cell is developed like an articulated technologic device in which are inserted spaces for containment and appliances (fridge, dishwasher, oven, garbage compactor for recycling). Besides, a simple mechanism allows the opening of two “wings” on the sides of the kitchen, creating a dining table.
The attention in choosing the materials and the appliances talks about a topic which is very dear to both Aran Cucine and Stefano Boeri: ecology. The work top, infact, is made of solid surface, an extremely resistant material, able therefore to last in time, while a completely natural wood has been chosen for the doors, a wood which is the result of the recycling of the original Venetians bricoles, proof of the artisanal ability of Aran cucine. Besides handicraft, the company has reached, through the years, the industrial expertise, enough to experiment for Oasi a garbage compactor which allows to save space and quantity of trash even before disposal, with a huge benefit for the environment.
Oasi is, therefore, a center of sharing, technology, tradition and innovation. A real Wellness Oasis.