For each edition of EuroCucina during Milan Design Week, La Cornue prides itself on the exercising of style, and dreams up an exceptional creation to demonstrate its expertise in the world of luxury kitchens, while also pursuing the dialogue it maintains with craftsmen in the world of modernity.
In the brand new design of the Château 150, created this year in collaboration with the Dutch designer Lex Pott. Under the guidance of the designer, the solid brass faces of the iconic ranges are transformed into fascinating oxidized textures of electric blue.
Lex Pott’s work has always been passionate and highly personal in regards to both the materials used and their origins, he uses minimalist lines to bring out the essence of things. Growing up in a family of painters, he approaches transformation with pictorial, graphical and formal aspects. His work on the oxidation of metals has led to what can only be termed “true colour”.
With a metal oxides, he is attempting to find “Organic colours that are alive, have an edge of imperfection and can be worked like paint. The material develops a patina as it ages, which becomes increasingly sophisticated over time”, Explains the designer. This is true for all La Cornue ranges, which are transformed into jewels the more they are used.
La Cornue is interested in the beauty of transformation associated with this new creation, a story about the transcendence of a common object to become a work of art and the “meta-morphosis of the material during moments of poetic grace.