the kitchen project terra. the earth, its waters, its forests and its mountains is extraordinarily beautiful in itself, in its simple and bare presence. differently from everyday artefacts, in which their use and function are predominant, earth is what it is, independently from what we are, what we do and what use we give to it. conceiving the terra kitchen i imagined an object, which, useful and functional, presents itself with the same strength as nature: solid, timeless and abstract. i expressed the immense value of the earth with a rigorous geometrical shape and natural materials - porphiry and cedar. cooking on a porphiry worktop, which is twenty-eight million years old, makes me feel reverent and fortunate at the same time.
the 45° edge union between the worktop and fronts, as well as the narrow vertical and horizontal profiles, shape regular and cadenced volumes. tall units also have a similar module. terra was originally designed in stone, but it is now available in wood, high gloss or matt lacquer
design claudio silvestrin
terra folding pocket tall units made of matt grigiobeige stained eucalyptus. within the folding units, velia kitchen finished in matt grigiobeige stained eucalyptus with laspis beige stone worktop. wall units made of warm grey concrete.