British designer Tom Dixon and quartz manufacturer Caesarstone have joined hands to debut four conceptual kitchens inspired by the natural elements Earth, Fire, Water and Air. Called the ‘The Restaurant by Caesarstone & Tom Dixon’, the kitchens will come to life at the Milan Children’s Museum (MUBA) at the historical Rotonda della Besana during the 2016 Design Week in Milan.
“The restaurant promises to deliver a food experience that challenges all the senses in an exercise of materiality, luminosity and texture”, says Tom Dixon. The kitchen will be set in La Rotonda della Besana, a 17th Century building in central Milan, encircling a public garden and a deconsecrated church. Inspired by the medieval elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air, each fully functioning Caesarstone kitchen will chop, steam, char and freeze the freshest produce from the best markets of Italy. Each kitchen will serve its own Tom Dixon-designed dining room with a different course served in each space, and each will be designed in colors and materials that complement that specific element.