Eco Perspective

As founder and designer of high-tech kitchen system manufacturer Valcucine, Gabriele Centazzo is incorporating everyday influences in merging contemporary, ergonomic and environmentally friendly designs. At Valcucine, priorities in the manufacturing process such as dematerialization, recyclability and longevity are achieved by concentrating on the practicality and functionality of it products.

The four kitchen product lines include the contemporary Artematica, Ricicla and Free Play, as well as the traditional Sine Tempore. These different systems can be customized by using a seemingly endless variety of materials, colours and finishes.

A key objective in the manufacturing process at Valcucine is to minimize the amount of material used. Ricicla doors are manufactured from an extremely strong and resistant aluminum structural frame covered by a 2 millimetre-thick micro-laminated fibre panel, allowing the doors to be functional, light and very resilient. The company is using the same aluminum structural frame method for its countertops in combination with a thin laminate, cristalite (manufactured stone) or stone top as a work surface. All kitchens are completely recyclable; Valcucine will take back any parts of its used kitchen systems for reuse in another application.

Kitchens treated with synthetic paints and stains release toxic emissions long after installation. In an effort to reduce the volatile toxic emissions in your home, Valcucine has created a natural oil and wax-based surface finish, and sample-tests kitchens to ensure no volatile substances are released.

In an effort to promote an environmentally responsible approach, Valcucine initiated the Bioforest reforestation program to replenish the raw materials it uses, and to absorb the carbon dioxide produced during the manufacturing process.

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