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Glacier-Inspired Kitchen Islands

Snarkitecture Sculpts Furniture from Natural Formations

— January 23, 2018 — Art & Design
New York Studio Snarkitecture presented its glacier-inspired kitchen island concept at the 2018 Interior Design Show in Toronto. The design of the object is mid-way between a modern sculpture and instrumental kitchen furniture. Snarkitecture's three islands are crafted with a Ceaserstone quartz surface material and their form references water in its various forms — glaciers, rivers and geysers. Snarkitecture shares that the pieces are "very material-oriented" and took this opportunity to experiment with the versatile and aesthetic-rich surfaces of Ceaserstone, as well as engage the visitors with exploring the material for themselves.

A highly interactive piece of the glacier-inspired kitchen island collection is the 'Ice Island.' It is essentially a 37-layer black Ceaserstone, encompassing a large sphere of ice that is kept at optimum temperature, but melts when touched by visitors.
Trend Themes
1. Glacier-inspired Kitchen Islands - Designing kitchen islands inspired by natural formations like glaciers, rivers, and geysers opens up opportunities for creating unique and visually stunning kitchen furniture.
2. Ceaserstone Quartz Material - Experimenting with the versatile and aesthetic-rich surfaces of Ceaserstone quartz material presents opportunities for innovative and captivating design concepts in various industries.
3. Interactive Furniture Design - Creating interactive furniture pieces, such as the 'Ice Island' kitchen island, that engage visitors through touch and temperature manipulation provides disruptive innovation opportunities for enhancing user experiences.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - The interior design industry can explore the trend of glacier-inspired kitchen islands to offer clients unique and visually striking kitchen furniture options.
2. Kitchen and Bath - The kitchen and bath industry can capitalize on the use of Ceaserstone quartz material in innovative ways, creating countertops and furniture pieces that combine functionality and aesthetic appeal.
3. Hospitality - The hospitality industry can adopt the concept of interactive furniture design, incorporating elements like the 'Ice Island' kitchen island to provide memorable and engaging experiences for guests.
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