Tell me what I should be cooking
by Thomas Edelmann | 2/1/2017
Kitchens and cars have more in common in the digital age than you might imagine. At the Living Kitchen in Cologne there were strong signs of how kitchens are upgrading digitally, too.
An age-old material with a living soul, wood is interpreted by Valcucine in a modern key and with a formally rigorous spirit to create kitchens capable of expressing the natural aspects of the home again: fully touchable with a chunky texture, contact with these materials brings back harmonious and ancestral sensations.
Artematica Noce Tattile is born along the road that leads to a warmer and more natural design while keeping respect for the environment to the fore: a kitchen that results from extremely advanced research and in which the star, together with wood, is dematerialisation.
Innovation, formal simplicity and pure and minimalist lines are the aesthetic features that combine with the hi-tech wooden doors, the aluminium frames, the carbon-finish drawer runners and the glass base units that are entirely void of toxic solvent and formaldehyde emissions. And all this can be completely dismantled and is 100% recyclable.
Lightness is a constant feature of Valcucine's design philosophy and the company now chooses to replace the traditional double side panels of carcasses fitted side-by-side with a single, 10 mm thick element.
Thanks to its penetration deep into the wood fibres, the new water-based varnish by Valcucine guarantees high resistance to stains and scratches while maintaining an extremely natural, tactile surface. The water-based varnish also guarantees zero emissions of cancer-inducing aromatic solvents.
Together with wood, Valcucine uses porphyry that, thanks to its flamed surface, sets off the naturalness and beauty of the stone.
The top is treated in such a way as to guarantee utmost resistance to stains and scratches. The back section is also clad with porphyry and can be fitted out with all the most practical accessories for an ergonomic use of the kitchen.
The new Artematica Noce Tattile model also includes a system of glass and aluminium enclosures with which you can plan and make niches for transparent or semi-transparent larders that are also available decorated with the Valcucine inlaid glass technique. These spaces can be fitted with shelves, new solid wood high-edged trays and household appliances.
The freedom with which this new system can be used makes it possible to offer the same sliding and fixed elements as light and practical partitions that divide the kitchen from the living room.
Once again, by mixing together various materials such as glass, aluminium, stone and wood that combine in a game of shapes and materials, kitchens with a strong personality are created that outlive fleeting fashions and pass the test of time.
|Cupboard front finish||with drawers|
|Colors||shades of brown
shades of grey
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