Certain traditions see the space dedicated to food preparation reserved for the person making the meals, which helps concentration and keeps the best recipes secret. Arclinea had the innovative idea of opening this magical place up for maximum conviviality and its Convivium project in 2002 led to a logical design conclusion. A big wooden table physically extends the functional island and as a true furnishing element it creates a pleasing contrast with the work zone and brings back fond memories of kitchens from yesteryear. When the Closet system is then added to hide technical zone, food storage and equipment, this everyday living space feels lighter and becomes the perfect room for entertaining family and guests.
“Personal experience too, have helped us understand where the kitchen idea 'stands' and how to design it better.”
The future of the kitchen was once imagined as increasingly technological, but lifestyles can take unexpected turns. Even in international metropolises, in the big residential buildings with their ever smaller units, the desire to share the ritual of food remains constant. For those not wanting to give up the pleasure of cooking for themselves and their guests, the new concept of the "hidden" kitchen has been invented. At different times of day, it appears and disappears behind an easy-open architectural wall that houses equipment and tools. Externally finished with fine wood panelling and made to measure, the wall itself becomes a furnishing element that dialogues beautifully with our favourite furniture-chairs, tables, sofas-just like people.
“The global market today seeks such high levels of precision and product versatility that to meet them one can only use the potential of industry 4.0.”