In a move that it says represents 'a new era in metallic monolith kitchens', MinottiCucine has unveiled its latest design – the Maya kitchen, designed by Alberto Minotti and crafted from 24k gold. Continuing its ‘age of metals’ series, this sleek design is said to be an evolution from the award-winning Terra kitchen in cast bronze, designed by Claudio Silvestrin.
Characterised by a shimmering finish, Maya is in keeping with the ‘visual silence’ ethos for which MinottiCucine is renowned. The use of gold is only possible due to the galvanisation process that the company uses, creating a precious metal finish that embraces a minimal look. The gold door has characteristic narrow widths, optional alternating suspended plinths, ground and low bases. Doors open with a 7mm protrusion from the stone surface above without any handle or groove while a door width of just 3mm thick runs all around the kitchen.
“The possibilities of stylistic intervention on a model characterised by such essential lines were extremely limited,” says Alberto Minotti, art director of the Group. “For this reason, we decided to focus on an innovation that exploited the latest technologies, thus combining a timeless kitchen project with today's innovative technological materials. Maya Oro was thus born from the desire to create a kitchen project that is only apparently simple, a model behind which research and innovation are hidden, but also art and culture, ingredients that have always been present in MinottiCucine production.”