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.
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.
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.
Earlier this week, we were honored to host Boston Home’s Breakfast Series in our showroom. Each breakfast takes place around the time of the launch of the magazine’s newest issue and the topic of discussion focuses on the people and topics featured within the issue. The latest issue of Boston Home is the Kitchen Issue and for this week’s discussion, Charles Meyer of Charles R. Meyer & Partners, Ltd. presented his kitchen and how it is an example of how a small kitchen that’s been carefully designed can be just as efficient as a larger kitchen.
We had a great crowd in attendance, including Michael Conway from Means-of-Production, who was kind enough to share these photos with us.
Be sure to pick up a copy of this month’s Boston Home magazine to check out Charles Meyer’s kitchen, as well as to see the latest trends and ideas in kitchen design.
Images from Means-of-Production/flickr