Design, elegance and function. These are the guiding concepts behind the development of the Armani/Dada collection engendered by the partnership between the Armani Group and the Molteni Group to express the excellence and the perfection of the Armani style as applied to the kitchen environment.
The collaboration between the two Groups is aimed at bringing the simplicity and elegance that mark Italian style to the world at large – a goal successfully pursued, as some significant recent realizations in the contract area demonstrate, including 446 Checkers kitchens in the World Towers in Upper Worli, Mumbai, and 96 Checkers kitchens in the Maçka Residences in Istanbul.
This project is based on the theme of the open-plan kitchen, conceived for big spaces with large-scale kitchens in linear, corner or wall configurations. This work area of the house is interpreted using formal, sober and essential design language, highlighting the elegance of the composition. Framed by the structure, the set-back wall units acquire a refined and minimal look. The wall units, with closed sliding doors, contain equipped shelves and technical elements.
WORLD TOWERS – MUMBAI
The World Towers comprise World One, one of the tallest residential tower at 117 storeys in the world, and the equally iconic World Crest, one of India’s tallest towers soaring over 700 ft. The World Towers interiors are imbued with the culture and ethos of India; they also reflect the various facets of Giorgio Armani’s aesthetic sensibility and his hallmark sense of comfort and functionality. The goal is the creation of a unique atmosphere where the combination of form, texture and colour is perfectly distributed in each room, and all is enveloped in soft light.
Designed for a demanding niche clientele and combining the highest quality of design with excellence of service, these residences are among the most prestigious in the world. Moreover, the World Towers will be the first design in Asia by the Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio, with each residential unit exclusively featuring Armani/Roca bathrooms and Armani/Dada kitchens.
The Towers offer an exclusive lifestyle experience thanks to the unique curved shape of the buildings, with residents able to enjoy marvellous 360° views of the entire city, including the Bandra Worli Sealink, the race track, and the Arabian Sea. The World Towers are part of Lodha Place, an 18-acre site in Upper Worli in the centre of Mumbai. Designed to include every comfort, convenience and luxury, Lodha Place will be a blend of the most refined residences, workplaces, cultural attractions, luxury retail, and leisure facilities, with ample outdoor spaces, as well as public parks and cafes; creating a unique destination open to visitors to the city, the World Towers residents and the citizens of Mumbai.
The 446 Checkers kitchens feature customed finishes and details. The wall units create a checkered composition with severe geometry, in dark and light bronze glass. Santos wood for the base unit doors and absolute black granite for the worktops.
MAÇKA RESIDENCES – ISTANBUL
Maçka Residences has invested around US $ 300 million dollars for one of the most exclusive residential schemes in the world: three towers with a total area of 7,000 square metres in Maçka, a district in the heart of Istanbul, with a privileged location including breathtaking views of the Bosphorus, the Princes’ Islands and Seraglio Point. Maçka Residences blends beautifully into the architecture and skyline of the Maçka district, an area where a number of renowned architects have left their mark over the years. The project acquired an international dimension thanks to the partnership with Armani/Casa, who will be handling the design and realization of the lobbies, public areas and several apartments in the three towers. Moreover, clients can involve a team of Armani/Casa architects and interior designers to develop a bespoke project for their own apartment.
The residences target a selective and demanding niche clientele, so the intention is to emerge as one of the most prestigious residential projects in the world, underpinned by excellent service and quality design. With the ample size of the apartments, numerous value-added services and impeccable location, Maçka Residences will offer not only an exclusive lifestyle experience, with stunning views offered to purchasers of these properties, but also convenience for shopping, restaurants, entertainment and business life offered by the city.
The 96 Checkers kitchens are customized. Wall unit and base unit doors in edged glass, available in four different palettes (pictured: light green painted glass, with bronze edge, finger-recess and handles). Natural stone for the worktops.