A look at the home of the future

For its 15th anniversary, French magazine AD asked 11 designers to perform a future-oriented study into the habitable habitat. A number of different elements played a role in the study. For example, changes in family structure, more work from home etc. Spaces must be accommodated to their using in a more flexible way. In every space, it was therefore possible to carry out both practical and aesthetic changes.

Z- Patrick Norguet

Copyright SND/Jérôme Galland

The result of this study could be admired in an exhibition at the Palais d’Iéna in Paris. This building is in itself a masterpiece of 1939 modern rationalistic architecture.

One of the participating designers was French Industrial designer Patrick Norguet. After having previously worked with a number of different leading publishers and with experience in a range of different sectors such as hotels, catering and retail, he was a suitable participant.

Z- Patrick Norguet

Copyright SND/Jérôme Galland

His design was given the name ‘La cuisine-bibliothèque’ (The kitchen-library). Patrick Norguet noticed that kitchens are always fitted out in a traditional manner. He wanted to allocate this space a use other than merely cooking and eating. The kitchen must be a space for hanging around, reading and passing time with friends. We therefore see a library with fireplace, sink, reading chair etc. As regards choice of materials, a lot of work was done with natural materials including a natural Z-Parket floor. The design plays on contrasts both in the materials and in the colours. Patrick chose a composite floor, with oak top coat, finished in the Elis colour. This floor was not only used on the ground but also against the wall. The Elis floor gives a homely feel without drawing too much attention.

In the future too a Z-Parket floor will be the ideal finish to your modern home.

Z- Patrick Norguet

Copyright SND/Jérôme Galland

 

Gaylor Vantieghem's picture

Gaylor Vantieghem

Gaylor Vantieghem combines plenty of knowledge about wood with a flair for design. Add to that his management skills and you’ve met Z-Parket’s CEO. Gaylor: “I have experience working in the wood trade and in the interior business. At Z-Parket I can reunite my love of wood with my passion for design. Besides that my core values are authenticity, a love of nature and getting together with nice people.”