Design Studio Aris Thinks Out of the Box for Its Kitchen Systems for Polarislife
Unlike standard rectilinear cabinet runs, Archetipo “is defined by an arc, one of architecture’s archetypal forms,” explains Alberto Corrado, co-principal of design studio Aris with Hani Chaouech and Francesca Zalla. The system for Polarislife has more in common with freestanding furniture than conventional kitchen built-ins. The modular storage units, which can also integrate appliances, fare just as well in the living room, bedroom, or bathroom.
“We designed a modular interior design system inspired by cupboards”
Wood species on offer include oak—oiled, gray, dark, knotted, natural-sawn, or heat-treated—plus elm or walnut. The curved system’s natural juxtaposition is a squared-off island perched on matte-lacquered iron legs, its body fabricated from Venetian terrazzo made of Carrara marble dust.