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knIndustrie, abstract art at the table
In the figurative arts, the concept of abstraction takes on the meaning of “not real”.
The elements depicted do not appear as they are, their true function is concealed behind mysterious forms: art does not reproduce what is visible, but makes visible what is not so. The term “abstractionism” in fact comes from the Latin verb "abtrahere" and refers to the action of “extrapolating” forms from recognisable images of what is real. A lead role is also played by the relationship between the intensity of the colours and the geometric forms, in a new vision of art that tends more and more towards reflection and introspection.
Mise en place and kitchen utensils play with the concept of abstract art: wooden boxes and books transmute and adapt to different contexts, while at the same time they reveal the purpose they were made for.
KN Book cutting boards draw inspiration from “Kn”, a novel by Carlo Belli, which is considered the Italian manifesto of abstract art. Belli claimed that art should be the symbol of a new order, and, breaking away from figurative art, it should reject the very notion of reality. This approach, he argued, should be extended to other fields, such as music, painting and architecture. The choice of this book as a source of inspiration is not coincidental: just as in abstract art the perception of reality is illusory, thus, the new KN Books take on the appearance of books to mask their true function as cutting boards.
With its clean and neatly cut lines, the collection is comprised of three cutting boards made of different types of wood: Persian walnut, oak and ash. As in a true book, KN Books have their title, KN, carved into the backsides in different styles. These cutting boards may be sold separately or in sets of three secured by a fabric strap, to be put on display in the kitchen as a decorative element until they have to be used as boards.
Dimensions: 25 x 18 cm x h 2,5 cm.
Functional on the table, elegant and mysterious at first sight, the wooden boxes in the Yellow Box collection become glossy items with a surprise effect: only upon being opened they unveil their true function: to be used as sugar bowls, cheese bowls, spice containers, sauce servers, and much more, depending on the number of containers inside. The collection is comprised of nine boxes: three lines, each of which is composed of 3 boxes enclosing one or two containers, supplemented by either a small mocha spoon or four bowls. The Yellow Cube 1, 2 and 3 line is made of stained oak that unleashes the dazzling power of the colour yellow, a favourite colour of Vassily Kandinsky, one of the
greatest representatives of abstract art. The Brown Box 1, 2 and 3 models use wengé stained oak, and the Untitled 1, 2, 3 boxes use walnut stained oak. A prestigious detail is the finely crafted cover of model 1 and model 2 boxes, featuring a special slot that enables the containers to be arranged seamlessly one of top of the other. Besides creating a pleasing chromatic juxtaposition with their different colours – yellow, wengé and walnut –, boxes 1 and 2 add up to small works of art that deserve to be put on display in the kitchen and be appreciated on their own merit. The containers, the spoons and the earthenware bowls belong to the low Lime Line, the Brick Lane and the Bicolor Stoneware collections, respectively.
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