Research and progress in the world of kitchen design do not have to do only with the technological aspect of appliances (though it is making giant steps), but also with other breakthroughs in the field of materials used for counters and doors, including FSC® certifications to promote correct forestry management and tracing of sourcing of materials in products.
In the Evolution version the block structure of the Combine kitchen by Boffi has been enhanced; the three blocks for cooking, washing and food preparation are now joined by a connection, a cabinet with an open metal structure that also acts as a support for a large snack bar in solid wood staving. The surface of the counters and doors can be made in MDI, a high-performance material of the latest generation: a composite of pure minerals, soft to the touch, with high aesthetic definition, in the colors Devon (pale gray) and Surrey (dark gray). Hygienic and non-toxic, it is extraordinarily strong, produced with sustainable methods and recycled materials.
Link is the new kitchen designed by the architects Andreucci and Hoisl for Snaidero, with the aim of creating a more efficient and sustainable domestic environment. The new kitchen is made with “low-emission panels,” a solution based on wood particles with a thickness of 22 mm with very low formaldehyde emissions: less than half with respect to the European E1 standards. Clients who choose the matte coated finish, the water-based paint has extremely low environmental impact.
With Essenza Supernatural, Martini Interiors has forged beyond its own limits, creating a product where avant-garde compositional and technological solutions, together with a focus on sustainability, dictate all the choices. How? Thanks to the use of durable materials of the highest quality that do not require the use of glues, sourced from certified forests, with finishes that are water-based and pleasantly soft to the touch.
The latest line by Stosa Cucine is called Art, and stands out for its Italian Furniture and 100% Made in Italy certifications, as well as chassis and doors with FSC® certification. The doors are also Carb P2, made with panels having very low formaldehyde content, confirming the company’s focus on safeguarding the environment and respect for consumers.
A “green” attitude has also been developed by Smeg in the line of steam combo ovens, such as SteamOne, which stands out for high energy efficiency and savings thanks to the use of innovative technologies and responsible design. The SteamOne oven combines traditional cooking with the activation of steam injections from 20% to 40%, to bring out the best in all ingredients.