Will these crazy-quilt Italian designer cabinets sell? Whatever. They offer 3 minutes of fun.
There’s always something to be said for a new idea – that’s what keeps the market vibrant, after all. But there’s a difference between new-usable and new-theoretical. The latter aptly describes these just-off-the-runway kitchen cabinets which literally take fabric designs from Enrico Coveri’s runway show, slap them onto Aster Cucine doors and call it a Collection. Aster hopes to make a splash with Coveri’s 1960s Pucci-esque prints which were shown in April at the influential Euro Cucine show in Milan and certainly have intensity going for them. Thing is, they are so LSD trip there’s no jaw dropping here, just tongue wagging with ‘what are they thinking ’ type talk. And perhaps someone missed the similar Scavolini’s Crystal range cabinets, which we showed in 2010? If so, we’re back to the future, on steroids.