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1987-2017 Glass in the Kitchen. The creative gesture of Valcucine


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10.00  - 21.00

The designer’s pioneering spirit, paired with his ancestral bent for research into materials, generated the idea of using a material that had not yet been explored in the kitchen: glass.

In 1987 Gabriele Centazzo designed Artematica in Vitrum, the first kitchen made entirely of glass, following his imagination and satisfying an intimate need that lead to the creation of a 100% recyclable kitchen.

The apparent contrast between the lightness of glass and its load-bearing capacity, capable of supporting the monolithic presence of a 200 kg rock, achieved never-before-seen performances and unexpected functions. By reaching beyond the stereotypes of the tried and tested appications of glass it has been possible to rediscover its resistance and its ability to become "dematerialised".



VALCUCINE. Innovation for life. We focus on people and their well-being, stimulating their senses to bring about joy in everyday activities. We design kitchens made to last generations, kitchens that are timeless and impervious to trends. We transform cooking into an extraordinary experience through the constant innovation of forms and materials. We focus on people and the environment in which they live. We innovate for life Valcucine has been standing out in the kitchen sector for over thirty-five years, focusing on wellness, innovation and timeless kitchens, that are made to last. Each collection is designed with people in mind to create products that contribute to the wellness and needs of the user. The company has earned a reputation for its dedication to improving the ergonomics and the use of space. This has led to the Logica System, which was created in the 90s. The innovative and ergonomic system features an equipped back section, jumbo drawers and wall units with lift-up doors that makes it easier to work in the kitchen because everything is within hand’s reach. The special New Logica System and Air Logica System units were developed as an evolved version of the equipped back section and the wall units. These systems blend aesthetics with functionality and are able to contain and conceal, when necessary, all the equipment required in the kitchen. To further contribute to the daily comfort of consumers, Valcucine has also designed specific details such as the luminous panel; when fitted in special units, the panel contributes to giving the kitchen a more airy appeal. Moreover, Valcucine constantly carries out performance tests on harmful volatile substances, artificial radioactivity, and adheres to the strictest regulations on formaldehyde emissions. Valcucine is synonymous with innovation. It has revolutionised the kitchen space with numerous ground-breaking solutions. Valcucine changed the whole concept of kitchen doors with Artematica, the first door in the world with an aluminium frame that is invisible from the outside, plus a 5mm thick, aesthetic, HPL panel. The glass version, presented in 2006 with Invitrum base units, was the first-ever 100% recyclable kitchen. Ricicla, created in the 90s and soon after developed into Riciclantica, was the first kitchen with an aluminium frame and a panel that is only 2mm thick. As the utmost expression of dematerialisation, this is the slimmest and lightest cabinet door in the world, fitted with the most innovative and technological materials on the market. Valcucine designs timeless kitchens that are impervious to trends, built to last and accompany customers throughout their lives. Each kitchen offers extensive planning freedom thanks to the variety of units available. Not only can the units be combined using different ranges but they can also be customised thanks to a wide range of materials, finishes and handicraft works. In the Genius Loci range, for example, the drawer can be personalised with inlays and special finishes, while the glass surfaces can be customised with any image, using an inlay technique. In-depth tests on the quality and durability of materials are performed on all collections to provide for a 10-year guarantee and matchless after-sales assistance. Valcucine now distributes kitchens to more than 370 showrooms all over the world, including Europe, the U.S.A., the Middle East, India, South-East Asia and South Africa. At the beginning of 2015 the company was acquired by ItalianCreationGroup, a holding company that works in the Home Design and Personal Lifestyle sectors. It is led by Chairman Giovanni Perissinotto and Managing Director Stefano Core. In early 2015 the company was acquired by ItalianCreationGroup, entrepreneurial company founded by Giovanni Perissinotto and Stefano Core - President and CEO - which operates in Home Design and Personal Lifestyle sectors. The Group includes other high-end brands of Italian excellence as Driade, FontanaArte and Toscoquattro.

Valcucine Milano Brera - corso Giuseppe Garibaldi, 99

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19:00 > 23:00 Vetrospettiva. The night.
Brera Location