Leading quartz manufacturer Caesarstone has collaborated with famous British designer Tom Dixon for their 2016 Designer Programme, presenting an elaborate multi-sensory food experience in Toronto’s Interior Design Show called ICE.
February 23rd, 2016
The first instalment of Caesarstone’s year-long collaboration with Dixon for 2016, Tom Dixon has delivered a semi-professional kitchen based on the theme ice, that celebrates Canada with noise, steam, flame and smoke, creating a theatre of food and cooking and most importantly, demonstrating the qualities of Caesarstone.
The Toronto Ice Kitchen was inspired by Canada’s impressive frozen lakes and the formidable icebreakers that clear the way for freighters during the winter. Powering their way through the ice, they leave behind a frozen mix of jagged pieces in a spectacular array of whites and greys. A series of large monolithic triangular prisms in different sizes and heights form the base of the ice kitchen creating food prep area, serving stations, surfaces and stools.
For Toronto, Dixon has chosen an aluminium extrusion system developed for flat pack housing, delivering a cold industrial aesthetic, whilst acting as the structural support and lighting rig for the installation, where Dixon’s Melt Lights complement the ice theme.
“In our Toronto show we propose a food preparation and consumption space, which draws on the analogy of the kitchen as an alchemist’s laboratory where raw materials are transformed into treasure through the elemental process of freezing, melting, shaving and cooking with ice,” explains Tom Dixon. “Where the contemporary kitchen seeks to hide the activities behind a series of minimal blocks, here we expose the chopping, the steaming, the freezing, the scouring and the disposal of waste in all its active glory.”
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