Typically, kitchen islands – and kitchens in general – are rather angular areas of hard lines and robust forms. Following the release last month of a new concept for kitchen dining, that’s about to change, with a more informal, friendly look being introduced.
“Generally, the kitchen island is an angular form around which stools are placed,” Studio Italia’s Valeria Carbonaro-Laws says. “At the Salone del Milano this year, Poliform showcased its latest kitchen concept: the snack table.”
The snack table represents a marked shift in kitchen design, introducing a circular element to the traditional rectangular form of the kitchen island. The circular snack table is designed to be attached to the kitchen island as a semi-joined form around which the stools are placed. “It makes the kitchen a lot more friendly and instantly more informal by adding a softness to the space. It’s quite a revolutionary way of looking at informal kitchen dining.”