Unlike standard rectilinear cabinet runs, Archetipo “is defined by an arc, one of architecture’s archetypal forms,” explains Alberto Corrado, co-principal of design studio Aris with Hani Chaouech and Francesca Zalla. The system for Polarislife has more in common with freestanding furniture than conventional kitchen built-ins. The modular storage units, which can also integrate appliances, fare just as well in the living room, bedroom, or bathroom.
“We designed a modular interior design system inspired by cupboards”
Wood species on offer include oak—oiled, gray, dark, knotted, natural-sawn, or heat-treated—plus elm or walnut. The curved system’s natural juxtaposition is a squared-off island perched on matte-lacquered iron legs, its body fabricated from Venetian terrazzo made of Carrara marble dust.