New Barcelona brand Miras Editions has unveiled its first kitchen design. Called Float, the modular design is the work of Alberto SÃ¡nchez of Valencia-based design studio MUT Design.
Float is a line of hybrid kitchen furniture by Miras Editions designed to break down the traditional boundaries between the kitchen and the living room.
The Float collection comprises five pieces: a kitchen island, a cupboard, a glass cabinet, a serving cart and a room divider. Echoing a minimal Scandinavian design aesthetic, bold geometric elements made in copper, marble and natural wood intersect to create each piece.
The main kitchen island module includes a sink, hob, preparation area and removable drawers and trays that are accessible from both sides, while the cupboard is designed to house appliances such as an oven or dishwasher. Together they create a self-sufficient kitchen that can be supplemented with the other components.
Recognizing that the boundaries between the kitchen and living areas are being broken down in the modern household, SÃ¡nchez designed the glass cabinet and serving cart as pieces that can be used in both of these spaces, providing a seamless link.
Miras Editions explain, "Float relinquishes all of the technological excesses and breaks with the rigidity prevailing in modern kitchens: every piece is a detached, mobile island which can be integrated in open spaces and no longer obliges us to stare at the wall while cooking."
MUT designer Alberto SÃ¡nchez adds, "To generate a landscape naturally and consciously integrated into the living room. I wanted objects to work as a whole but I also wanted them to be independent, so ultimately the decision on how to combine them depends on the user".
Made in Spain, each piece is designed to be folded into a flat pack and be assembled in situ.
About the designers: MUT Design is a Valencia-based design studio founded by Alberto SÃ¡nchez. This multidisciplinary team is also a publisher whose values are based upon the principle of emotive design. Since its beginnings MUT has aimed to experiment with and redefine everyday objects. This unique quality and fresh take on the everyday unites each and every project realised by this Red Dot Design Award-winning studio.
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