There's little that unites the kitchens made by Snaidero. The Italian company works with many designers, and the results rarely resemble one another. For a new Los Angeles showroom, Snaidero found a building that offered plenty of room, but little personality against which product diversity could play second fiddle. Giorgio Borrusosolved this disjunction conundrum by taking advantage of the space's high ceilings: The firm installed seven large fabric ribbons, in white and Snaidero's trademark orange, that twist and turn above the model kitchens. The device is a kind of airborne path that transforms the separate kitchen designs into a coherent story. The ribbons converge upon a cantilevered balustrade, too, making for a dynamic sidewalk scene.
Giorgio Borruso Design
Alferez & Frederick Assoc.
John Brubaker Architectural Lighting Consultants
Ribbon Ceiling Structure
Audio & Visual