April 22, 2014

Back to Basics

A few of our favorite things by the Economist-

“At this year’s celebration of all things kitchen, Eurocucina, companies tried to outdo each other with the sleekness of their counter-tops. But one firm stood out. Valcucine of Italy has been committed to sustainability for years. Not only are its kitchens largely recyclable and, as much as possible, made of recycled materials, but they are also made of as little material as possible. In fact the Riciclantica range sported what the company claims is the lightest door on the market. It also featured wall panelling (pictured) made of wood thousands of years old salvaged from Balkan river beds. Not only did no trees have to be felled in the kitchens’ creation, but nature has done all the hard work of treating the wood underwater.”