HIMACS used in the dialogue between a kitchen and an outside bar
We are particularly fond of telling the stories of those encounters that illustrate the symbiosis between man and material. Nicolas Yazigi is the perfect example of that quest for creativity and perfection, and above all of a relentless search for innovative materials. HIMACS is one of those materials. Not only does it allow designers to explore new creative frontiers, but it also pairs perfectly with traditional materials.
As a woodworker and interior designer, he’s used his talents in this project to create a perfect harmony between indoor and outdoor, with a surprise-filled kitchen designed down to the smallest detail, paired with an outdoor bar and table, all made using HIMACS Marmo.
The kitchen, between design and technical prowess
Opening onto the living room, and offering a convivial feel created by the table extending out from the central island, the kitchen draws attention thanks to its sleek lines and selection of materials of oak and HIMACS.
The impressive 4 m island features a functional half, all made of HIMACS. Seemingly carved from a solid piece, it includes an integrated hob, as well as drawers and storage that are flush with the vertical façades.
The extending wenge-tinted oak breakfast-bar gives striking appeal to the ensemble. It also adds a touch of warmth and ties the kitchen in to the more earthy tones of the living room.
Perfectly aligned with today’s increasingly connected world, the island’s worktop has an extra feature: an access box sculpted into the worktop encloses electrical outlets where smartphones and tablets can be left to charge while protected from the risk of splashing.
Nicolas Yazigi’s client requested, “a sufficient number of electrical outlets on the island and splashbacks, but I couldn’t bring myself to install those standard plastic ones. As I continued to discover the incredible possibilities of HIMACS, I decided to push the boundaries in a quest for flawless design, without compromising safety. I carved into the material to house live, neutral and earth wires, then I fixed the socket to the back of the box.”
As for the generous and functional fittings outside of the island, nothing was left to chance.
First, there are two alcoves hidden behind doors, each with a pull-out structure made of HIMACS. Both include a splashback fitted with electrical outlets for small kitchen appliances.
Thanks to the hygienic properties of HIMACS, the worktops offer a smooth surface, perfect for making meals and extremely easy cleaning. Also, because it’s non-porous and visibly seamless, dirt and bacteria don’t penetrate into the material, which makes it the ideal choice for kitchens where there can be no compromise on hygiene.