Living & Kitchen: The Chalet
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“Protected place”: this is the original meaning of the word chalet, a shelter used by herdsmen. Small buildings that the European aristocracy began to have constructed on their estates in the 19th century, in a version complete with all modern comforts. Places designed for relaxation, for rediscovering “me-time” and a symbiotic relationship with the natural world around us.
The word ‘chalet’ is a term from the French language spoken in Switzerland, originally derived from the Latin ‘cala’, meaning ‘protected place’. Chalets were just that: single-storey refuges used for shelter by cattle farmers. In the 19th century, European nobility began to take an interest in these small, chic, modern buildings and had them built on their land.
A minimalist design, perfectly integrated in its surrounding environment, characterises the modern, luminous architecture of this preview located in a natural coniferous park encircled by mountains and lakes.
In the first version, nature makes a dramatic entrance into the chalet.
The shades and veining of the Grande Marble Look Sodalite Blu collection strongly characterise the corner walls, almost creating a screen. The floor features the return of tactility and a perfect correspondence with the wood finishes from the Oltre series, in the Sand shade. The kitchen block and top are equally striking, both covered with 12 mm Grande Stone Look Granito Black slabs in the Satin finish, contrasting with the Sodalite Blu panel.
The second version also evokes the colours of nature.
The small sizes of Crogiolo Rice, Natural and Bianco Lux are laid on the wall. The Oltre wood effect is used for the floor in White, the lightest colour in the catalogue. Grande Stone Look and Gris du Gent slabs in the Satin finish complete the Top and covering of the kitchen block.
Concept and interior design: Alessandro Pasinelli Studio
The Chalet Grande + Oltre
Floor: M9DN Oltre Sand 22,5x180
Wall: M9CD Grande Marble Look Sodalite Blu Faccia A Lux 160x320
M9CE Grande Marble Look Sodalite Blu Faccia B Luc 160x320
Kitchen Top: M6YS Grande Stone Look Granito Black Satin 160x320
M68Z Grande Stone Look Granito Black Satin 162x324
The Chalet Rice + Grande + Oltre
Floor: M9DL Oltre White 22,5x180
Wall: M96P Crogiolo Rice Natural Lux 5x15
M961 Crogiolo Rice Bianco Lux 15x15
Kitchen Top: M6YJ Grande Stone Look Gris Du Gent Satin 160x320
M68S Grande Stone Look Gris Du Gent Satin 162x324