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The Restaurant by Caesarstone and Tom DixonThursday 23 February 2017
Using Caesarstone as a material, the British designer, Tom Dixon created an exceptional series of kitchens and dining halls that represent the four different elements: fire, earth, air, and water. This masterpiece inhabits Rotonda della Besana church in Milan, a building from the 17th century.
The intention behind his design was to create a space where people could slow down and reflect. At the same time, instead of being a traditional restaurant, the purpose lies in encouraging customers to explore and discover new experiences, whether that is in regards to gastronomy, to meeting different people or even to interact with the interiors. By adding so many elements to his restaurant, Dixon exterminates the monotonous factor that is extremely conforming in our society.
To Dixon, materiality is an essential notion in a designer’s work. Nowadays, with the advancements in manufacturing and technology is quite effortless to change materials while in production but for the designer, it is all about the departure point, the excitement and fascination for the material even before an idea materializes into your consciousness. He also believes in the functionality of design, so in this case, he is celebrating cooking techniques by turning it into something where individuals can actually satisfy their desires and most importantly their needs.
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Ultimately, Tom Dixon becomes more enthusiastic about design when it is about commemorating other variety of traits about the world.
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