The Ola kitchen by Snaidero has been around for over 20 years now and during this time it has become a contemporary cult classic for the company. In production since 1990, the award-winning kitchen marked the beginning of the collaboration between Snaidero and the Pininfarina Group.
In 2000, the Pininfarina Studio restyled the Ola kitchen giving it new handles, new colours, a new worktop in steel and new wall units, while maintaining the technical content of the kitchen and the iconic curved look that it became known for.
After 20 years, Snaidero decided it was once again time to invest in Ola and bring it up to date with a contemporary new look. The ambitious project combined Snaidero’s design history with a renewed combination of tradition and invention.
The result of the project is the Ola20 kitchen. With a new softer look, the kitchen retains many of its original features but incorporates refined aesthetic choices. The domed extractor is retained and the doors have been given a more minimalist look with the addition of integrated handles. A new worktop support has also been introduced for island units and peninsula bar units and it is this highly sculpted design that gives the kitchen that unmistakable touch of Pininfarina.
Designing an iconic product is often no longer enough to guarantee success. Those forward-thinking companies that want to stay on top of their game have to ensure that their designs remain relevant in this fast-paced world. By reinventing the Ola kitchen, Snaidero has brought it into the present day ensuring that this cult classic is just as appealing now as it was when it was first introduced to the market.
We’d love to know what you think of the new look Ola20 kitchen in comparison to the original Ola, which you can see below. And which version of Ola20 do you prefer? The clean lines and minimalist appeal of the white kitchen get our vote!
Now here is a kitchen that tells you that the yellow and gray kitchen is not just for spring, summer or fall. It is a style that works all year long when done right, and we absolutely adore how the all-gray backdrop (including the wallpapered ceiling) lets those yellow pendants shine through. Another advantage of taking this approach is that you can essentially switch out those pendants (and the flowers) and add a completely different hue by bringing bright red, blue or even copper lighting fixtures. Adding a hint of gray and yellow to your existing kitchen can also be done without actually giving it a complete makeover. Instead of wrapping up the entire kitchen in these two hues alone, opt for a more reserved approach like the one here. The subway tiles in gray and yellow add color to this contemporary kitchen while leaving the Midcentury style of the space undisturbed.
Another great use of tiles to give the kitchen its dose of yellow and gray, this is an idea for those who are not too keen on too much yellow disturbing the existing color scheme of their home. The dozen or so lemon yellow tiles combined with gray and white pieces still make plenty of visual impact and yet also seem to gently melt away into the backdrop. Notice here how the LED strip lighting literally puts the smart backsplash under the spotlight.