Design firm: Démodé, Pordenone, Italy
Designer: Gabriele Centazzo
Valcucine’s kitchens are renowned for two things: their impeccable design and their sustainability. Now comes Meccanica, a system so pared back it’s defined by its empty spaces. The characteristic framework, in rustproof, recyclable iron, supports an array of modules, including countertops in Re-y-Stone (a composite of recycled paper and resin) and super-slim doors in metal, multi-layer pine or washable elastic leather. You can specify it without doors or side panels, opting instead for visible shelves and jumbo drawers. The result is a bright, modern and customizable kitchen with a small eco-footprint, at the lowest price point offered by the high-end Italian manufacturer.