Salinas, the kitchen island designed by architect Patricia Urquiola with custom-made Boffi tall units in ash grey oak veneer wood was part of the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the LG Eco-City Garden (Awarded in the 2018 Chelsea Awards with the Silver-gilt medal).
During the garden show, the Salinas kitchen island showcases worktops in decorated dark lava stone, doors in black Paperstone® and Metals – copper finish, and a sliding peninsula table in natural water-painted “Olivato” ash wood.
Salinas is a non-traditional modular system in matt black metal featuring open shelving and specialised kitchen accessories. Based on the idea of a ‘hidden machine’, the design introduces an integrated trench that discreetly stores all the technical parts of the kitchen (such as electrical, plumbing…) whilst providing extra storage space.
With a particular focus on sustainability, Patricia Urquiola collaborated with Boffi’s R&D team to find a wide array of finishes for both worktops and doors. As a result, the kitchen offers metals (zinc/brass/copper/aluminium) finishes, industrial glass, lacquers and textured concretes, allowing endless combinations and aesthetics. Some of these are therefore extremely eco-friendly i.e. Nerosicilia lava stone – natural lava stone decorated with a geometric patter made of powder glass from recycled LDC screens or Paperstone®, a surface material made out of pressed recycled paper, glued together with a non-toxic phenolic resin.