What’s better than one innovative, high-end Italian manufacturer committed to excellence and innovation in interior design? Why two, of course! Which is why we were so delighted by the news that Italian private equity firm Investindustrial — through its subsidiary contemporary furniture leader B&B Italia — has become the majority partner in luxury kitchen and bathroom designer Arclinea.
2014 was an exciting year for Arclinea and the designs they have created at Vina Epicure are making waves around the world. That is why it is no surprise that they have been awarded the Best of the Year for 2014 by Interior Design magazine.
When it comes to streamlined and modern interior design, Arclinea is as good as it gets. Their innovative kitchen designs have graced some of the most famous luxury spaces in the world, including the new Trump Tower.
Recently, they unveiled their Vina/Vina Epicure and new PVD Doors that we are sure will be a hit for those who seek the ultimate in luxury design.
Vina/Vina Epicure. This is the utmost in wine storage for the modern home wine enthusiast as well as restaurants that have an exposed kitchen space. The Vina/Vina Epicure comes in two sizes (180 cm and 240 cm widths) and can hold 96 and 132 0.75cl bottles of wine respectively. The units have double-glazed doors with a flush closing system and LED lights that add function, ambiance, and energy efficiency.
PVD Doors. A coating that is more than a coating, Arclinea’s ‘Physical Vapour Deposition’ (PVD) is a titanium application that is affixed using a high heat vacuum chamber. The process actually changes stainless surfaces at the molecular level, resulting in an exterior compound that is more resistant to scratching and general wear-and-tear.
What do you think of the Vina/Vina Epicure and PVD Doors? Let us at Casa Design know.
Casa Design is thrilled to be featured in Boston Magazine for our kitchen design collaboration with Design Studio M. The challenge in this particular home design project was creating the feeling of spaciousness and ample storage within the confines of a narrow condominium kitchen. Here is how we did it:
At Casa Design, we love to celebrate the triumphs of designers and brands we have the honor of representing. As the exclusive representatives of Arclinea in Boston, we would like to congratulate them, and shine the spotlight on their recent accomplishment. Their GAMMA kitchen design was selected for the new 65-story Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto. The tower will be the second tallest building in the city and is scheduled for completion in 2016.
The newest Trump tower will feature 218 luxury residents and 147 hotel rooms. The kitchens will feature Arclinea’s award-winning GAMMA design. The GAMMA kitchen is unique because it prioritizes maximum storage efficiency with minimal design lines. The drawers and cabinets have absolutely no handles or grooves, which provides the ultimate in clean, contemporary kitchen design.
The GAMMA design is centered around the idea that the kitchen is the true focal point of a home. Therefore, its design should be both elegant and functional, as well as uniquely designed for the individual.
We’re not surprised Arclinea was chosen to be the exclusive designers for the newest Trump masterpiece and we look forward to hearing more about the project as it progresses.
Although the quality of Arclinea’s products speak for themselves, they recently received recognition for their Artusi Outdoor project, which Interior Design named a 2012 Best of Year Product Honoree.
The new Artusi Island, an all-inclusive outdoor kitchen, provides the answer for the planning of poolside, patio, or rooftop cooking areas.Featuring 4 cm thick doors with internal isolating foam and a magnetic seal, Artusi Island is perfect for food and beverage temperature control, while also keeping out those pesky critters and insects, as well as water. The integrated barbecue comes in different sizes and combinations, and the island is comprised of AISI 316 stainless steel for high resistance, durability and hygiene.
Arclinea was founded in 1925 by Silvio Fortuna Senior, who was continuing his grandfather’s business that begun back in 1816. They shifted their product line solely on series production focusing on kitchen design in 1960. They have become well known worldwide for their intuitive kitchen designs, which are said to blend form and function seamlessly together. Take a look at there many different models online and be sure to peruse through the dream kitchens built throughout the world.
Recently, The Wall Street Journal provided a video tour of Beverly West, a new high rise luxury apartment building located in West Los Angeles. Eric Jencks, the Director of Planning and Design for Emaar North America, the same developer behind the world’s tallest building in Dubai, lead the video tour of Beverly West, a “unique architectural icon of progressive modernism” that “balances to perfection the play of clouds and sunlight on glass and granite.”
Jencks shares that many of the interiors within the luxury apartments were inspired by legendary designers, such as Armani, which called for furnishings that complement the style. Arclinea was selected as the supplier for the kitchens of the development. Jencks noted in the video that the Arclinea kitchen in the unit inspired by Armani picks up on Armani’s clean and refined style.
In addition to the sleek, gorgeous interiors, Beverly West will also provide residents with some of the greatest views of the Los Angeles area.
Arclinea kitchens are available here in Boston through Casa Design. Please contact us at 617-654-2974 for more information.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the latest designers to be inducted into Interior Design magazine’s Hall of Fame. Designers inducted into Interior Design’s Hall of Fame are selected for making “a significant contribution to the design industry in areas such as architecture, interior design, and furniture and product design. The following designers will be officially inducted at the 28th annual Hall of Fame event on November 28th at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
Alexandra Champalimaud – Alexandra is the current president and principal of Champalimaud, a hospitality design firm she founded over 30 years ago in Montreal. She has contributed to the design of over 60 hotels around the world. Her firm is now based in New York.
Patrick Jouin – Patrick founded his Paris-based design firm in 1998. Although his firm is known for the diversity presented within its portfolio, Patrick is known for his ability to blend traditional and modern elements with elegance. His work is featured in collections at MoMA, Mudam, and Centre Pompidou.
Jim Olson and Tom Kundig – Jim and Tom own Olson Kundig Architects in Seattle. Jim started the firm in the 60s upon the idea that “buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people.” Tom joined in 1996 and helped take the firm to higher levels of creativity, which helped spawn international growth.
Michael Vanderbyl – Michael is known for his contribution in establishing the San Francisco Bay area as a center of the postmodern movement in the 80s. He is an interdisciplinary designer, with talents ranging from graphic design to furniture and product design. He has a namesake firm in San Francisco, which he established in 1973, and is also the Dean of Design at California College of Arts.
Again, everyone at Casa Design would like to congratulate these five designers on their well-deserved induction into Interior Design’s Hall of Fame, as well as thank them for their contributions to the design industry!
Images from Designwire.interiordesign.net
Interior Design magazine recently announced the products in the first round of nominations for its Best of Year Awards. We were excited to once again see products from the lines we represent here at Casa Design among the nominees. We’ve listed some of them below – check them out.
These are just a handful of the products from lines we represent that are among the first-round nominees. You can see these, as well as others, on the Interior Design magazine website. Additionally, Interior Design is asking the design community to vote for their favorite products. Voting is open through 11:59 p.m. EST tomorrow, October 9th.
Interior Design will announce the final nominees in November, and the winners will be presented in a ceremony on November 29th.
All images from Interiordesign.net expect nanimarquina’s Chillida Collection (from nanimarquina.com).