Interior design for 2022 maintains a strong focus on the kitchen, one of the most dynamic spaces in the home.
The kitchen has always had a vocation as a collective convivial space, but today’s kitchen is much more than this. The many changes in society in recent years have added to the functions served by this central space in the home, as will be clear, for example, in kitchen living areas adapting living space to the new standards, requirements and rhythms of everyday life.
In recent years the kitchen has been the room in the house that has seen the most experimentation among designers, both in the new appliances proposed and in modular customisable furnishings, all capable of improving performance and liveability.
Retracting doors and walk-in pantries conceal essential parts of the kitchen while adding to its appeal, practicality and orderliness. The popularity of islands and peninsulas is confirmed for the new year thanks to their practicality for cooking and socialising in the utmost comfort, as well as their attractiveness providing a visual focus for the kitchen.
When it comes to the choice of materials, high-tech ceramic is the material that makes the most difference in the kitchen.
Ceramic materials of all kinds combine beautiful, useful and practical design with the strength, durability and easy cleaning typical of porcelain. A material creating original and often surprising effects, porcelain also anticipates the new trends in the industry, responding to consumers’ new tastes and aspirations.
Little specks of material and the neutral background colours of the surfaces allow Il Veneziano to add an original touch of timeless elegance to the kitchen while maintaining the technical performance of full-body porcelain. Its outstanding properties include easy matching with other SapienStone surfaces and countertops.
, for example, presents a pinkish background speckled with light and dark fragments, perfect for "creation of sculptural kitchen islands in the centre of the room, which can add a certain elegance and warmth to the space".
The combination of delicate hues creates a particularly cosy mood that goes perfectly with the light colours of Arabescato
or the wood effect of Rovere Buckskin
is the lightest surface in the Veneziano collection, with its fascinating white background speckled with hues of black, beige and grey. Refined and modern, "it can be paired with Seminato Nero to create colour contrasts that lend the kitchen a sense of movement, yet its neutral tones allow it to pair excellently with any colours used in the kitchen"
is the most contemporary-looking surface covering in the new SapienStone collection. Its dark surface is lit up with lighter pieces of marble, like flecks of light toning down the drama of its black background. When paired with Seminato Bianco, the result is a sophisticated countertop for a captivating, mysterious kitchen.
The three countertops in SapienStone’s Il Veneziano collection are 12 mm thick to ensure great visual lightness combined with absolute technical resistance. The materials are produced in big 320x150 cm slabs to cover large surfaces without gaps or grouting.
Made from carefully selected natural materials, SapienStone ceramic slabs are sustainably made in zero-emission production plants. Scrap is put back into the production cycle, and the countertops may be recycled when no longer needed.