Presented in 1988, the Italia model marked the start of collaboration with Antonio Citterio, who was then to take over as art director and designer for the entire Collection. Right from its debut, Italia embraced the aesthetics and technical solutions typical of professional kitchens, bringing their functions and typical methods into the home years before this became a widespread trend: the characteristic handle, the prevailing use of steel, deeper worktops fitted with large cast iron hobs and double sinks, suspended hoods, and the iconic double-island layout. While staying loyal to its original concept, over the years Italia has evolved with the addition of new technical details, better-performing equipment, and more sophisticated finishes, confirming its vocation for maximum functional results.
ITALIA, LIGNUM ET LAPIS, FRAME SYSTEM
The work and socialising tools and functions of the two Italia islands in Vintage stainless steel dialogue with the elegant walls of tall units to the sides, with Lignum et Lapis doors in matt NTF black ash and characteristic original design. The floor-to-ceiling wood panelling houses, in the centre, the Vina refrigerated wine unit to one side and to the other an unusual built-in Frame System double door idea that opens onto the dining area, where the wood panelling continues and where the Madia unit stands out in the wall of tall units, with its coplanar opening glass door and interiors in fossil oak.
A space that becomes architecture in the design of a professional kitchen connected to the living area.
Functionality and socialising are closely linked to allow for easy use of tools and at the same time create welcoming living spaces. In the centre of the wall of wood panelled tall units (l 660 x d 60 x h 285 cm) Vina, the dual temperature refrigerated wine unit (240 cm) with coplanar doors in Stopsol glass, linings in NTF fossil oak, bottle rack in stainless steel, built-in 3000K LED lighting.
Italia recessed handle is an Arclinea patent and is artisanally produced in-house using an exclusive unique process.
Innovation, design, originality, attention to detail: Italia handle is a concentrate of some of the fundamental qualities of the Arclinea Collection. A brand new video reveals the entirely manual production process that takes place in the Caldogno factory, which results in an integrated handle flush with the door, enhancing the exclusiveness of the door itself.
Compact and functional, the work island in Vintage stainless steel, 8 cm thick matt Pietra Gray marble worktop with 1.2 cm drip guard, central Accessorised Channel, double sink, built-in preparation and washing area, sliding PaperStone® grids and chopping board. Suspended Double Shelf in Vintage stainless steel, 60 cm deep with built-in 3000K LED lighting.
Storage accessories for base units and tall units feature Moka Box System internal drawers. The large wall of wood panelling that separates the work space from the living area has functional built-in tall units, closed behind Lignum full-length doors in vertical NTF black ash, with Artusi handle in black PVD.
An iconic composition from the Italia project, the double island is the perfect expression of the maximum operational functionality typical of the concept developed by Antonio Citterio since 1988. Over time, the technical ideas, accessories and materials in this solution have evolved: from steel to stone, through to quartzes and granites.
An elegant look for the dining area adjacent to the kitchen thanks to the combination of the light wood used for the table and two Madia units and the black wood panelling of the wall of tall units with Lignum doors of the Frame System featuring a characteristic original design of vertical staves, variable in widths and distances, that enhances the beauty of the wood.
Main player in the dining area, in the centre of the Lignum wood panelling in vertical NTF black ash, the double Madia (240+240 cm), doors in Stopsol glass with coplanar motorised opening system, linings and accessorised drawers in NTF fossil oak, and built-in 3000K LED lighting.
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With Italia handle integrated, an exclusive Arclinea patent, available in Nickel Pearl Plated or Dark Silver.