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Abimis is back with lots of news and a restyled image
Following the growing success of recent years, and the positive response from an international clientèle, Abimis returns to the Salone del Mobile with a new corporate identity and several astonishing products.
This notable development involved several aspects of the corporate identity, which was restyled in partnership with Adv Media Lab, for the creation and expansion of the website contents, and Artemio Croatto's Studio Designwork, who won the Compasso d’Oro award in 2014, for the design of a catalogue marked by the same depth as the corporate concept. This restyling process also affected the booth, conceived by Designwork and the styling of which was in the hands of Studio MILO. The limelight was cast on the Ego kitchen, which was presented in new, attractive finishes, along with the new Cold Control System, a set of tall units and refrigerated compartments, each at a different temperature and controlled from a practical panel, for proper preservation of food and beverages.
The new blue finish
Customised not only in its dimensions but also in its finishes, every Abimis project sums up the experience of a kitchen that has been entirely built to suit the customer's needs, starting with a single material, namely stainless steel.
On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2018, Abimis presents an unprecedented version of its Atelier model in deep blue, with a strong personality and a gently polished surface capable of interacting with natural and artificial light in its surroundings. Each Abimis kitchen can be customised in every single detail, including the colour; hence it can prove to be a creative tool to express the customer's identity. There are no limits to the customisation possibilities and there is no standard colour offering in the catalogue: any shade can be studied and applied specifically to ensure the kitchen blends in seamlessly with its intended setting.
In its desire to confirm the guaranteed hard-wearing durability that distinguishes all its products, Abimis also applies paint using the same techniques traditionally used for cars: an articulated process that envisages subsequent phases of smoothing, painting and possibly polishing, for a uniform, top-performing effect.
The new Cold Control System
Quality ingredients are required for a quality recipe. In this regard, it is inevitable that the food preservation phase takes on undisputed value in the general act of cooking, also and especially if devised in relation to the fundamental issues of hygiene, health and safety.
On the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2018, Abimis tackles this significant phase of preservation by presenting its Cold Control System, a high-tech collection of refrigerated tall units that are entirely customisable in terms of finish, size and configuration, which have been rendered unique by an easy-access external panel allowing modulation of the temperature in the various compartments and status monitoring at any time. Thanks to its Cold Control System, which exploits the technologies implemented in the largescale collective catering industry, Abimis continues with its plan to bring together the professional kitchen world with domestic usage, to make the everyday act of cooking unique also in the home, with the best and the most reliable instruments.
The appearance, simple and with soft silhouettes, and the material, AISI 304 stainless steel, remain the same as those used in Abimis kitchens. The approach to health and hygiene remains the same as for Abimis kitchens, devised to abide by the strictest standards: the flush-fitting doors and the bevelled doors, without any sharp edges, in fact prevent any dirt and grime encrustations and facilitate the cleaning process.
The Abimis kitchen goes outside!
Trends in the world of contemporary architecture and interior design are increasingly involving the outdoors as a natural extension of the indoors: large floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook courtyards, gardens and carefully decorated terraces, consistent flooring, broken architectural barriers… Hence the fashion come-back of outdoor kitchens, not just as simple barbecue stations, but as major multi-accessorised facilities designed to enjoy the benefits of the open air in the company of one's guests, as well as a time to enjoy an al fresco meal, and stay outside whilepreparing it too. Abimis already caught onto this trend in recent years, which officially became an integral part of the product catalogue on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile 2018.
The specific features of the brand philosophy remain unchanged in Abimis outdoor kitchens, first and foremost with the prevalent use of AISI 316 stainless steel, the valuable 'super alloy' resistant to water, to sudden temperature changes and in general to atmospheric agents, recommended for use in salty air or chlorine rich environments.
The idea of impeccable tailoring also remains. Indeed, this outdoor kitchen can be customised in every detail, starting with the composition and accessories, through to the height and depth of the worktop and the recessed plinth, or the type of household appliances to equip it with: grill, hotplates, fryers, etc. The finishes can also be customised with paints and other materials, both natural and non, treated to guarantee safety, durability and resistance, even when subjected to the effects of time and the more aggressive effects of bad weather.
Professionalism and hygiene complete the ambitious project: Abimis kitchens are designed to limit any dirt and bacteria deposits and to be easy to clean. Last but not least, the doors and drawers with pull-out surfaces make it possible to keep crockery intact, and in some cases they can be accessorised with refrigerated elements or with heated elements. Whether you have a generously proportioned poolside or a city terrace, Abimis kitchens can furnish all spaces with compact kitchen blocks or major multi-purpose chef's workstations, for a barbecue, a snack, a buffet or a multi-course meal, on special occasions... provided it's out in the open air.
The Cold Control System consists of multiple compartments, each separate from the next and at a different temperature, designed for clever, well-organised food preservation: for instance, meat and fish are kept separate from fruit, vegetables, milk, etc. to avoid contamination. All the shelves in the system can slide out to ensure maximum accessibility and improved spatial organisation. Last but by no means least, the internal ventilation system guarantees the temperature is the same throughout the entire compartment. The Cold Control System by Abimis also implements the Gastronorm system, which envisages standard dimensions for containers, trays and other instruments used in the catering industry, thereby optimising the arrangement of the various compartments and the enjoyment of all the ingredients and work tools.
The Ego island in polished mirror finish
Having premièred in 2017, the polished mirror finish by Abimis is officially launched on the market during Eurocucina 2018.
Applicable to both Ego and Atelier, the new finish is capable of giving kitchen blocks a contemporary look and a strong personality: this is the case for the island placed in the middle of the exhibition booth, which interacts with light and space, continuously transforming, like a mirror that is constantly connected to its surroundings.
An astonishing design, which suggests contemporary domestic settings with an international and metropolitan influence.
The material remains AISI 304 stainless steel, which is flawless in terms of hard-wearing durability, hygiene and practicality, and it is impeccably crafted thanks to treatments divided up into several phases, to achieve the characteristics finish. The same applies to the shapes, which remain true to those drawn by the architect Alberto Torsello and devised to be soft, less edgy than those used in large-scale professional catering kitchens and slightly inspired by 1950s models, and hence more suited to private, residential use.
The central island is completed by the top with orbitally polished finish and the brass handles, which create a delightful contrast with the surface for an harmoniously elegant overall effect.
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