Posted on January 29 2018
The Ukrainian design industry is one that has begun to thrive. Local designers have long been creating furniture and decor, but up until recently these were mostly individual orders or part of a limited series, and most of these were not represented in Ukrainian showrooms or stores. Now, Ukrainian products and projects have started to garner the attention of the deisgn industry and the press worldwide. One such project is the Chia kitchen, designed by FILD for Anova. This project is a successful example of collaboration between a Ukrainian producer and a Ukrainian design studio. Having earned recognition designing and producing minimalist objects, decor, and lighting, FILD now boasts a characteristic style of design that is instantly recognisable: simple, stylised monochrome, with minimalist lines and shapes that boast an appealing aesthetic and accessible function. The goal here was to achieve affordability, practicality, functionality, and aesthetic appeal for the local Ukrainian market. The Chia kitchen reflects a striking balance between technology and natural materials. The wooden foundations are made of solid wood and plywood. A natural oils treatment option is available for the wood for those who prefer a more sustainable surface or a varnish option. For the facade panels, coloured MDF was chosen as the material. In the kitchen, high tech laminates were used to create the tabletop. The Chia kitchen also boasts a sliding system with a door that opens to reveal an additional cooking surface. With a functional shelving system, a cutting board niche, drawers, lighting, and sockets, this is a setting that strives to offer it all. The Chia kitchen also has an option of an island with an integrated multifunctional panel for the storage of seasoning, oil bottles, knives, cutting boards, napkins, and cups. The panel sections are movable and can be transformed like a puzzle for more convenience, as most conveniently suits you.