Moderated by Dezeen’s editor-at-large Amy Frearson, the talk explored the role that the kitchen plays in the contemporary home, innovations in kitchen design, and how designers can foster a positive home culture through creating better kitchens.
The panel featured George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg, co-founders of design firm Yabu Pushelberg, and Andrea Molteni, vice president at his family firm Molteni&C and director of product development at its sister kitchens brand Dada.
As part of the talk, Yabu, Pushelberg and Molteni offered an exclusive look at Tivali, a new kitchen design project on which they have collaborated.
The talk took place in the conservatory of Milan’s historic Villa Necchi Campiglio, where the brand has created a 360-square-foot interactive installation called A Statement of Form to showcase its highest-grade appliances.
Canadian designers Yabu and Pushelberg founded Yabu Pushelberg as an interior design firm in Toronto 1980 after graduating from the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University, where they studied together.
The studio has since expanded its remit to include architecture, product design, landscape design, lighting design, branding and graphics. The pair established a second office in New York in 2001. Last year, Yabu Pushelberg won the public vote Dezeen Award for Design Studio of the Year.
Molteni is vice president of Molteni&C, a classic Italian design brand founded by his grandparents Angelo and Giuseppina Molteni in 1934.
Molteni&C’s range of furniture includes a number of well-known 20th-century pieces designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti. Amongst the brand’s more recent product ranges are collaborations with names like Norman Foster, Patricia Urquiola and Jean Nouvel.
During the first talk, which took place yesterday, designer Søren Rose, BIG’s director of interiors Francesca Portesine, and Foster + Partners‘ head of industrial design Mike Holland discussed sustainability and longevity in design.
A Statement of Form is on show between 7-11 June during Milan design week, daily from 11am to 5pm. To visit, register at www.gaggenau.com.
You can watch all the talks live on Dezeen here.
Milan design week 2022
A Statement of Form is part of Milan design week 2022, which takes place from 6 to 12 June 2022. See our Milan design week 2022 guide on Dezeen Events Guide for information about other exhibitions, installations and talks taking place throughout the week.
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