Some of us simply do not like to cook – or at least prefer to prioritize central dining, living and bedroom space over kitchens when it comes to saving square footage and interior layouts. This adaptable little all-in-one mobile cooking, cleaning and prep island can be tucked in the corner when not in use or moved to the center of a kitchen as a small work island or intimate and space-saving dining table as needed.
Through an easy series of transformations, working and eating surfaces fold out and tuck quickly away within the surprisingly sleek-yet-simple Rubika – pieces slide under one another to make this convertible furniture object take up very little floor area when fully compacted into its smallest form.
Simple casters make this compact design extremely portable and modest modern white-and-wood surfaces render its construction relatively cheap, yet manages to encompass everything from a small stove to dish drying racks and flatware storage areas – a perfect beginner kitchen for a small condo or studio apartment, or for those of us who like to forget about our kitchens most of the time.
“Lodovico Bernardi is an award-winning designer with extensive experience across a range of disciplines, including furniture, interior, lighting and product design, as well as creative direction. Known for his intuitive understanding of materials and shapes; respect for both traditional design approaches as well as cutting-edge technology; and cross cultural sensibility, his distinctive design solutions have won international acclaim and global media attention.”
“The Italian’s passion for form, function and aesthetics is longstanding. Having grown up alongside a now fourth-generation family business specialized in woodwork, Bernardi went on to study Industrial Design at the University of Venice. After, he enjoyed creative collaborations with acclaimed designers including Aldo Cibic and Mario Mazzer; brands such as lighting design firm, iGuzzini; as well as multi-national online furniture retailer, Made.com, as Product Manager.”