Innovative luxury is what comes to mind when talking about New York-based multi-disciplinary designer Dror Benshetrit of Studio Dror. Famous for his fantasy-like Peacock Chair for Cappellini, Dror has collaborated with a plethora of other premium brands, including Puma, Rosenthal, Target, Bentley, Walt Disney, Veuve Cliquot and Alessi, to name a few, and newest on the list? Canada's own AyA Kitchens. [caption id="attachment_23566" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="dror benshetrit"] [/caption] [caption id="attachment_23568" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="avani kitchen at taboo resort in muskoka"] [/caption] Sleek minimal design combined with exquisite European-calibre craftsmanship done here in Canada amounts to Avani, the collaboration between AyA and Dror. Delivering crisp, clean lines and ultra-simple symmetry in a range of finishes from matte to high gloss, the Avani kitchen collection is not only impressive in form, but in function, too.
Space-saving solutions conducive to city living include a hideaway swivel table, slide-out cooktop cover, oversized cabinets and drawers and the pièce de résistance? A slide-out island that glide in and out of use, seamlessly fitting with the kitchen design both in and out of use. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="avani's slide-out kitchen island on display at a dinner at the design exchange"] [/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="460" caption="clear glass, calla lilies and cutting boards used as placemats makes for a stunning tablescape"] [/caption] "Avani melds uniqueness, beauty and simplicity in a way that has never been done with kitchens," says Dror of the collaboration. But he's not afraid to go bold, and the Avani booth at Toronto's 2014 Interior Design Show is proof. Check in tomorrow to see Avani's avant-garde booth at the IDS!