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.
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:
We have previously discussed our love for the Spatia kitchen from Arclinea, for its clean, uncluttered aesthetic and function that is so vital to an efficient kitchen. However, the Spatia isn’t the only concept from Arclinea that designers can use to create a clean, sleek kitchen. Arclinea offers numerous kitchen concepts each with slightly different design personalities and options but all focused on enhancing the functionality of your space.
One of many clever storage elements we love from Arclinea is their MAC unit or Mini Appliances Container. Consider this a refined take on the classic appliance garage. It is intended to be aligned with wall ovens and other small appliances at waist level to create a uniform “action” wall. As one of our associates, Monica Mancuso, shared with participants of a Home Design & Renovation Chat on Boston.com, the design concept for the appliance wall is quite ergonomic, by consolidating important utilities into a single “zone”. The MAC unit keeps important appliances close at hand, but off of countertops, maximizing efficiency in the kitchen and allowing for additional work surface by way of a pullout drawer that makes accessing heavier appliance easily. Additionally, the MAC unit is offered in the same finishes as the ever popular Miele wall ovens, making the typically overt appliance garage disappear.
Casa Design is proud to represent the Arclinea line in our showroom in Boston’s SoWa district at 460 Harrison Avenue. Our in-house kitchen specialist, Shelley Wilson, is here to assist designers in understanding and translating the Arclinea concept within their unique vision. Contact us today to learn more.
With the ever-increasing popularity of spacious floor plans and the kitchen becoming a main hub of activity within the home, a kitchen with a sleek appearance continues to attract our eyes. And that sleek, contemporary look is exactly what we love about the Spatia hideaway kitchen from Arclinea.
World Interior Design Network recently featured the Spatia kitchen on its website, and noted how this kitchen seamlessly creates a contemporary look with “simple hardware and minimalistic detailing.”
The Spatia kitchen conceals its functionality with living horizons to allow for all of the functions of the home to exist around it instead of work around it. For example, kitchen tasks like food prep and cooking can take place there, as well as other tasks. And because everything is concealed behind smooth, sleek doors, those who use their kitchen space for eating and entertaining can appreciate how their space will no longer appear cluttered with the Spatia.
Arclinea products, such as the Spatia kitchen, are available through Casa Design. Contact us for more details.
Image via World Interior Design Network