It is possible to choose between doors with handle, without handle or with handle built into the door thickness. Aprile is characterised by the 3D-type doors, made of solid or veneered wood staves in several widths and thicknesses, in order to create a 3d effect with the handle – which is built into the thickness of the door. The doors are treated with natural oil. This kitchen is further complemented by extractor hoods using an innovative installation system; snack counters in solid wood with stainless steel legs; open-faced top-mounted units; top-mounted units with sliding doors and integrated lights; units used between worktop and snack counter.
The Aprile kitchen is a project designed to emphasize the value of using natural materials: treated wood finishes, stainless steel and stone in different thicknesses, which create new solutions for worktops and peninsular eating areas. The doors and the fronts are characterized by a protrusion on the upper side that perfectly matches the worktop, made with a specific shape, so that its profile looks as a few millimetres line.
Sloane is a handle designed to enhance the use of natural materials: woods protected with exclusive treatments and stainless steel available in new finishes.
The work on materials, surfaces and finishes offers continuous innovative ideas to those who design and, consequently, for everyday life.
Exclusive collection of hob units totally integrated into the worktop thickness. This is made with an inset in stainless steel. The effect generated by the new flush-mounted grill gives a unique linear surface. The knob controls follow the same aesthetic features of Boffi’s historical model Magnum Kitchen: completely integrated in the layout and coordinated with the closure device of the plug of the sink. It’s also possible to integrate the hobs within the traditional stainless steel worktops, in the different thicknesses, in flush-mounted or semi flush-mounted versions within worktops made of other materials.
Including knives holder in solid wood, area for 2 sockets (optional), 2 small containers with flush-mounted lid that can be opened.
The Aprile handle is in wood or in extruded aluminium painted or anodised stainless steel finish. Colours: matt white / matt black / stainless steel.
Open faced units exclusively for upper wall use and between the base unit and the wall unit, finished with wood panels covered with different wood finishes or matt lacquer. There is the option of having an independent front sliding door using a new system of silent and hidden rails. The panel with the integrated rails, can come with an LED bar light, which retracts into the door.
With offices in Milan and New York, Lissoni & Partners has a thirty-year history in developing international projects in the fields of architecture, landscape, interior, product and graphic design, in addition to being responsible for the art direction for some of the most influential design companies.
Led by Piero Lissoni, the practice combines a range of expertise with a tailored approach that sets it apart, establishing a stylistic code and a visual identity that are clearly and instantly recognizable.
The practice’s work is inspired by a sense of rigor and simplicity and is characterized by a regard to detail, coherence and elegance with particular attention to proportion and harmony.
Piero Lissoni is creative director for Alpi, Boffi, Living Divani, Lema, Lualdi, Porro and Sanlorenzo for whom he also designs an extensive range of products. Recognized as one of the masters of contemporary design, he has worked with many international brands including Alessi, Antrax, Atlas Concorde, B&B, Bonacina1889, Cappellini, Cassina, Cotto, De Padova, Fantini, Flos, Glas Italia, Golran, Illy, Janus et Cie, Kartell, Kerakoll, KN Industrie, Knoll, Nerosicilia, Olivari, Salvatori, Tecno, Viccarbe.
Organised around different fields of intervention, the practice comprises Lissoni Casal Ribeiro for masterplans, landscape design, architecture, Lissoni Associati for interior design, product design, art direction and fit-outs and Lissoni Graphx for graphic design, visual communication and brand identity, while Lissoni New York develops interior design projects for the American market.
Completed architectural projects include the Grand Park Hotel in Croatia (2019), the restyling of the historic Camparino bar in the Galleria of Milano (2019), The Middle House for the Swire Hotels Group in Shanghai (2018), The Oberoi Al Zorah Beach Resort Ajman in the UAE (2017), the 240-unit condominium Oceana Bal Harbour in Miami (2017), the Casa Fantini hotel on the shores of Lake Orta (2017), the Sanlorenzo yachts SX88 (2017) and SX76 (2018), the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam (2012), the renovation of the historic Teatro Nazionale in Milan (2009) in addition to the corporate headquarters of Boffi, Cassina, Fantini, Glas Italia, Living Divani and the Sanlorenzo shipyards in La Spezia and Ameglia.
Current projects include Hotel and Residences Dorottya in Budapest, SLS Lux Hotels & Residences in Washington D.C., the Miami Beach Ritz-Carlton Residences, apartments at 45 Park Place in New York, the Hilton Tbilisi hotel in Georgia and private villas in Amsterdam, New York and Mumbai.
Lissoni’s interest in the art world has brought him to design a range of temporary exhibitions such as the retrospective of the photographer Giovanni Gastel at Palazzo della Ragione in Milan and curated by Germano Celant, and the anthology dedicated to the Renaissance painter “Bernardino Luini e i suoi Figli” at Palazzo Reale, also in Milan. Lissoni Associati is a supporting member of the Fondazione Palazzo Te, a partnership that began in 2018 with the design, graphics and catalogue of the exhibition “Tiziano/Gerhard Richter. Il Cielo sulla Terra”, followed in 2018 by the design of the exhibition “Giulio Romano: Arte e Desiderio”.
Since 2015 the Studio has been an active supporter of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan, curating the exhibition fit-outs and becoming an institutional partner in 2017.
Piero Lissoni has received a series of international awards, including the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the Compasso d’Oro ADI. He is Board Member of the MAXXI National Museum for the Arts in Rome and is visiting professor and part of the Advisory Board at the Politecnico di Milano. He also serves as an Honorary Member of the Altagamma International Council.