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May 20, 2014

BIID announces venue for 2014 summer party “An evening with Valcucine artisans”

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced that its annual Summer Party will take place at the London showroom of BIID industry partner, FORZA in Great Portland Street, London on Thursday 19th June.

The summer party, which follows this year’s Annual Conference and AGM, will provide the perfect end to a productive day for designers. The event will be hosted in the Forza Showroom in partnership with leading Italian kitchen manufacturer Valcucine and Barzaghistore, the UK agent. Members will have plenty to enjoy together, with divine morsels from Villandry, selected cheeses from La Fromagerie and fine wines from the vineyards of Treviso and Trieste.

“The FORZA showroom is a fantastic venue for our summer party,” says Joy Curniffe, the Institute’s Membership Manager. “We are excited to once again be partnering with them and as always, it is set to be a wonderful evening, rounding off a great day for BIID members. Commenting on the arrangements, Mike Hardy from FORZA says: “This year’s party is a sequel to the very successful summer party hosted at the FORZA showroom in 2011. We are ideally placed to host, being just 200 paces from the RIBA. We very much look forward to welcoming BIID members and their guests for what will be a fantastic evening.” Daniele Prosdocimo from Valcucine adds: “Valcucine has extended a special invitation to Roberto Sutto and Laura Carraro, both eminent Italian artisans who will be demonstrating unique craft skills during this very special evening.”Giancarlo Barzaghi from Barzaghistore further explains: “The BIID part will provide us with the perfect opportunity to introduce members to the special skills that form an integral part of Valcucine production.”

There is still time to book your place at the Annual Conference, entitled; ‘Life-Changing Design: Transforming the Human Experience’. This year, the BIID will look at how health centres and hospices, leisure and work spaces, retail and residential interiors can all be improved through intelligent and creative design.

The day will feature a series of thought-provoking and inspirational talks from a number of global experts and design practitioners who will help tell the story of how design is transforming the human experience.

For more information on the conference and summer party, visit www.BIID.org.uk/lifechangingdesign.

For more information on Valcucine London showroom, visit http://london.valcucine.com/

May 06, 2014

Valcucine for Eataly

“Eataly has chosen Valcucine because we share the same values. Valcucine is the only company in the world that produces kitchens combining the respect of human and environmental with innovation. Environmental friendliness , functionality, ergonomics, quality and artisan know-how are the values ​​at the heart of Valcucine corporate mission.”

Valcucine and Eataly, two international brands symbol of Made in Italy in the world, became a partner at the opening of Eataly in Milan.

A collaboration between Eataly and Valcucine which arises not only from the relationship with the kitchen, but especially by shared ideals . The search for beauty and for useful coexists with the desire to respect both the environment, both man .

The philosophy of Valcucine pays particular attention to environmental issues: the concept of eco-sustainability is always at the center of the project. Valcucine, works by saving raw materials in a way to promote design based on dematerialisation, recyclability and reuse of products.

On the second floor of prestigious Eataly food store there is a classroom, equipped with top of the range Valcucine kitchen with Miele appliances, available for the show cooking , lectures, seminars, private dinners and for all culinary activities organized from Eataly .

The protagonists of this collaboration are: a New Logic System, an ergonomic system of the latest generation characterized by a channel equipped with high technological content and a Artematica curve, always designed with ergonomics in the kitchen.

For more information go to: Valcucine for Eataly

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.”

February 28, 2014

The Kitchen is OPEN

On the occasion of the Milan Design Week 2014 Valcucine and dotdotdot have The Kitchen is OPEN! A workshop to reinterpret Mechanics (demode engineered by Valcucine) with the aim to meet in a collaborative and participatory design on the theme of the kitchen. We have launched the call for ideas addressed not only to designers, makers, and experts in the field, but also students or amateurs. The Kitchen is OPEN

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