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AyA & Johnson Chou Launch Base, an Integrated Modular Living System


Base at the 2013 Interior Design Show

Base consists of a universal base unit upon which living, dining, kitchen, bed, bath and storage components can be plugged into to create flexible, infinitely configurable and expandable living system all within a unifying, minimalist aesthetic.  With swiss army knife-like efficiency, the kitchen island features both a concealed cooktop that when revealed provides additional work-surface and a pivoting dining table that can be stored when not in use.  The system also features a platform bed and integral headboard that is an extension of the base unit.  Base's efficiency makes it ideal for small spaces, however it's modularity allows it to expand with the growing needs of a homeowner.

Base is a collaborative project between Johnson Chou Inc. and AyA Kitchens and Baths, in partnership with Relative Space, Thermador and DuPont-Corian. The minimalist aestheic is due to the clean lines of AyA’s Latte mitred edge slab doors with accents in AyA's Pitch Black finish. The all Corian clad island features Ice White Corian for the countertop and door and drawer fronts. Thermador appliances are all completely intergrated and consealed, accessable when needed but otherwise indistinguishable from the cabinetry. Relative Space’s Aged Oak Flyt style ceiling cladding and Energia Natural Decolorado Blanco Erosion Sumo style flooring add a soft contrast and texture grounding the space and adding a touch of warmth.

Founded in 2000 with the vision of being a ‘game-changer’, AyA Kitchens has become Canada’s foremost manufacturer of high quality, frameless cabinetry.  By combining old world craftsmanship and attention to detail with high tech manufacturing processes, AyA offers innovative, quality cabinetry at competitive, manufacturer direct prices to clients across North America. For more information regarding AyA Kitchens and Baths please visit ayakitchens.com.

The Interior Design Show/IDS is Canada’s design fair.  Now in its 15th year, the annual fair brings together the newest and most innovative of international and Canadian design by 300 exhibitors.  With three full days of exhibits, speakers, and products, the fair features both emerging and established designers and highlights international interior design, architecture, and industrial design trends. The Interior Design Show runs Jan 24-27 at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. For more information please visit interiordesignshow.com.




Base is a collaborative project between Johnson Chou Inc. and AyA Kitchens and Baths, and their partners including:

Furniture and Flooring - Relative Space   relative-space.com
Appliances - Thermador   thermador.ca
Corian Finish - DuPont-Corian   2.dupont.com
Corian Representative - Willis   4willis.com

For the Interior Design Show, the project is also supported by the following:

Metal Fabrication - MAF Industries   416.741.3054
Upholstery - Louis Interiors   louisinteriors.com
Lighting - Eurolite   eurolite.com
Glass and Mirror - Durham Afterhours Glass   durhamglass.ca

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