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.
The widespread trend towards eco-sustainability results in the construction of eco-chic products that are totally in contrast with the economical possibilities of young people: The demode project aims at solving this problem by giving people the possibility of purchasing an eco-compatible product at a sustainable price.
Meccanica is a revolutionary eco-sustainable kitchen system both in terms of its construction and of its price: a really democratic modern design product.
To achieve these results demode (engineered by Valcucine) has reinvented the kitchen furniture system by working on the utmost simplification of the carcass: a set of iron tubes that can be easily assembled by the customer make up the framework of the Meccanica furniture. Cancer-inducing emissions of formaldehyde are avoided because no glues are used.
The system has been conceived to achieve utmost dematerialisation thanks to the fact that it can be planned without side panels and without doors to obtain a completely naked carcass using the smallest possible quantity of material. Storage has been made-over aesthetical and practically thanks to the possibility of adding visible shelves and jumbo drawers. The system can also be added to and developed at a later date.
Doors can also be fitted to the carcass for traditional use: there is one in multilayer pinewood, also available in various aniline stains and there is also a more innovative one made from very technical, elastic fabric leather. The covering is removable, washable and stain-resistant, ideal for use in the kitchen. There is also a more technical and informal door in metal.
Meccanica is also available with a special worktop in RE-Y-STONE®, a bi-composite material made of recycled used paper and natural resin, derived from the fibrous by-products left over from the grinding and pressing of sugar cane. The fibrous material, as well as the resin matrix, derive from renewable vegetable materials which means that there is no direct dependence from fossils or non-renewable resources (petrol, natural gas).
Thanks to its extreme flexibility and customisation possibilities various areas in the home can be furnished with Meccanica including: the kitchen, the living area, the laundry room and the most informal rooms.
Purchase costs can be further reduced if the end user chooses to assemble the units by himself. As a matter of fact, demode offers two price bands, a more expensive one that includes assembly and a less expensive one that excludes it.
Meccanica has been designed to be 90% reused and 100% recycled and, thanks to Valcucine's Life-long responsibility Guarantee, the company ensures that it will take the kitchen back at the end of its life cycle thus completely eliminating waste.
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