NU Hyper Kitchen Launched in Collaboration with Nero Cucine

June 2022

Celebrating the success of NU [N037]'s debut at Pianca&Partners's showroom in Milan, which will be welcoming visitors through the end of June 2022.

Gabellini Sheppard and Nero Cucine have created NU, an unconventional and compact presentation of the elements of the kitchen. NU is a sculptural smart hub that combines Nero Cucine’s award-winning N037 wing top technology with Gabellini Sheppard’s design into an ‘off-the-wall’ performative stage. When the countertop is closed the system acts as a sculptural piece. When raised and recessed - it becomes a highly functional action station. Defined by two monoliths, one vertical and one horizontal.

The vertical monolith is constructed of stainless steel panels with a unique gradated stainless steel in an ombre of dark to light The horizontal monolith has a tinted artistic glass enclosure while the action station’s marble top is made of Cipollino Verde marble from Italy. NU incorporates unique materiality with the best of Italian craftsmanship to mold an immersive sensory experience replete with the highest level of innovation. NU introduces rest and motion to illustrate both the enhanced function and beauty of the system’s innovation. The hub’s drawer interiors are lit from within and constructed of a warm walnut. The material palette for the collection is jewel-like in color and transparency, inspired by the glowing quality of gems.

The anticipatory quality of the system’s smart technology, integrates Viabizzuno’s illumination concept which enables the space to be mutable throughout the day or night as the need or mood requires.