Lapitec stone in a residential interior project in Korea. Sintered stone is confirmed as the material of choice for kitchen design.
The design objective of the Namoozen House Kitchen Project in Seoul, Korea, was to create an ethereal look blending with natural materials. The architect Oh Ki Hwan created a functional interior space where the pervasive application of white, for the floor and the kitchen block, invokes profound connotations of balance and purity, typical of the Korean decorative tradition.
The minimal interior environment readily accommodates creative experiments with materials, such as the decorative wood paneling of the wall system or the top of the central kitchen island and the recess in Lapitec sintered stone.
The slabs applied were Absolute White, in the 12mm thickness and the Dune finish, which creates a special play of light and shadow on the top through its irregular surface texture. The kitchen sink is also in Lapitec stone and is part of the Orion series (with two size choices and the option of customizing the edges and finishes), providing outstanding aesthetic and stylistic coherence.
Lapitec stone is a great choice for kitchen applications, given that it is fluid-resistant, anti-stain, hygienic, and easy to clean. 100% natural, without chemical additives, and, above all, without surface pores, it is an anti-germ surface, making it perfect for food preparation. The material is also resistant to thermal changes, permitting the installation of cooling systems under the top, to chill bottles, for example, or heating systems, to keep meals warm.
What is Lapitec?
Lapitec is made from a mixture of natural minerals which is first melted at 1,580°C and then subjected to a patented vacuum vibro-compression technology. It is available in large slabs and combines the best qualities and benefits of ceramics, porcelain stoneware, quartz, marble, and granite. Lapitec is a “full-body” material: the exterior and interior are identical, without enamel and digital printing on the surface. This feature allows Lapitec to be machined across its full thickness while ensuring consistent appearance and performance. It is also easy to work with and is used in architecture, interior design, and product design. Free of porosity, it is resistant to heat and frost. It is non-absorbent and is resistant to dirt, mold, and bacteria. According to the manufacturer, Lapitec also stands the test of time and is not susceptible to atmospheric and domestic agents. Cleaning does not reveal any degeneration. The original appearance is maintained.
About the Company
Lapitec was born in Veneto in 1989 from the entrepreneurial idea of Marcello Toncelli. After more than 20 years of scientific research, testing and certifications, it is now marketed in over 70 countries worldwide. Lapitec is 100% Made in Italy and has a sustainable focus, as regards both the raw materials used and the stages of the production process.
The technological partnership with parent company Breton, a world leader in the production of plants for machining stone materials and natural agglomerates, guarantees the reliability of the production chain, creating a product with unique performance qualities.
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