CAST BUILT-IN HOB
Built-in Gas Hob
The main idea of the concept is to develop a line which can be contemporaneous, not over-designed, not cold, away from the standardized solution and flexible to be used in different markets with a strong technical innovation and performance.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The stoves were created using cast-iron a very solid and long-lasting material which conveys, in some way, a retro touch belonging to past aesthetics, recalling wood stoves and the memory of cooking on the fire.
Stoves can be modern and traditional at the same time; they are clean, efficient and have a highest level of functionality. The gas burners are of the latest generation and combine design with efficiency.
We wanted to re-dress an existing product with a new, desirable quality. The challenge was to develop innovative and sustainable products for the smart generation.
The stoves are based on the combination of pure geometrical forms, such as the overlapping of a circle and rectangle.
Thanks to the use of cast-iron, the intent to create a long lasting product preserving the environment was achieved. Its durability is therefore an additional plus.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Home Appliances Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
HOB, GAS HOB, STOVE, KITCHEN, ARCELIK, BEKO, PATRICIA URQUIOLA
The main obstacle of this project has been undoubtedly the tight schedule which had to be covered in a very short time: from design processes till the presentation phase only a few months got by. Moreover the main goal was to harmonize apparently contradictory aspects: pure functionality and technical performance that had to meet appealing design.
Additionally, the Cast Line has been conceived to adhere to the Beko’s mission: to produce reliable and environmentally respectful home appliances which are durable, beautiful and with a strong functional design yet.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
ARCELIK INDUSTRIAL DESIGN TEAM and PATRICIA URQUIOLA DESIGN STUDIO
ARCELIK DESIGN TEAM & PATRICIA URQUIOLA, 2013.