Pioneers in the pursuit of a synergy between functionality, innovative design and respect for the environment, Valcucine mainly bases its design on “design engineering”: in other words, on an effort to harmonise aesthetic lines with the most cutting-edge technologies to launch new, important challenges for the future.

It is with this spirit that Valcucine attends SUPERBRANDS LONDON during the London Design Festival, from the 22-25 September 2011: a partnership to promote an alliance between who supports the quality design and who produces quality design.

The protagonist of Valcucine’s show is the New Logica System (design Gabriele Centazzo)  kitchen: “Everything on hand, everything tidy in an instant”

Valcucine has always focused on satisfying customers’ requirements and has painstakingly researched into the use of traditional kitchens to this aim. The result has been the perfection of a few aspects that improve the interaction of man with the whole kitchen “system”. After having revolutionised ergonomics by presenting the Logica System in 1996 with its 80 cm depth and equipped back section, removable jumbo drawers and wall units with Ala and Aerius lift-up doors, Valcucine is now presenting the new equipped back section.
The back section is capable of containing and concealing, when necessary, all the kitchen equipment: the dish-drainer, weighing scales, small appliances, removable cooking receptacles, bottle-racks, power sockets, a monitor, a kitchen roll holder, the tap, hooks for utensils and even a cooker hood.
Valcucine showroom in London
Forza Projects Ltd 143–149 Great Portland St.
London W1W 6QN  T: +44 020 7436 1808  www.forza.co.uk 

Importer and  distributor:

Barzaghi Store srl  barzaghistore@valcucine.co.uk T: +44 020 71 93 92 64

The Centre for Sustainable Design (CfSD) organises Sustainable Innovation 2011, an international event which provides a platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to sustainability, innovation, technology, product and service design and development. Sustainable Innovation 2011 includes invited and refereed papers from academics, consultants, entrepreneurs, investors, technology providers, designers, sustainability, environment and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) managers as well as other business functions. The event represents a unique learning experience, networking space and opportunity for blue-sky ‘out of the office’ thinking.
The Centre for Sustainable Design, established in 1995 in Farnham, Surrey, UK, has led and participated in a range of high quality research projects and has organised more than a hundred conferences, workshops and training courses focused on sustainable innovation and product sustainability.

The topics for the 2011 edition are the following:

Radical change
Collaborations and partnerships
Market transformation
Supply chain management
Sustainable Consumption & Production
Innovation processes
Low carbon economy
Design Strategies
Product policy
New business models
‘Open’ innovation
Tools & Methodologies
Organisational dimensions
Biomimicry
Management systems
Case studies

Sustainable Innovation 2011 will be held from the 24th to the 29th October in Farham (UK); it will provide a range of benefits to speakers and delegates, such as unique forum for new ideas and concepts, leading-edge presentations from leading researchers, practitioners and policy-makers, as well as an opportunity for networking with business, government and academia.

Learn more…

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2011 “‘State of the Art‘ in Sustainable Innovation & Design”

Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences

16th International Conference
24th – 25th October 2011
Farnham Castle
Farnham
UK

The handful of A-list designers who descended upon Toronto last March had more than their fair share of work cut out for them. Invited by Azure Magazine, landscape architect Claude Cormier, architect Craig Dykers of Snohetta, designer and consultant Patty Johnson, Swedish architect and designer Eero Koivisto of Claesson Koivisto Rune and interior designer Glenn Pushelberg were tasked with sifting through the 600 entries for AZURE magazine’s AZ Awards.

Submitted from 25 countries, 14 outstanding winners were selected, including our Invitrum Recyclable Kitchen. The sleek and sexy kitchen, made entirely of glass and aluminum goes beyond mere beauty. The material use, assembly and lifeline make it completely recyclable. Firstly, chipboard is replaced with recycled glass. All wood is in fact removed so that only a fraction of the raw materials are used. Further, mechanical fasteners assemble the pieces. Third, recycling glass is essential to glass production and recycling aluminum uses a fraction of the energy required to produce primary aluminum. And finally, there are no emissions.

Experience Valcucine’s Invitrum and the AZ Awards exhibition on display at Harbourfront Centre until September 25th.

via: Interior Design Show

 

AZURE, Canada’s leading contemporary design magazine, revealed the winners of its first annual AZ AWARDS, the international competition recognizing excellence in design and architecture.

“The AZ AWARDS shows the high calibre of Canadian design by pitting it against the best in the world,” said Nelda Rodger, editor-in-chief of AZURE. “This competition is the next step in AZURE’s mission to provide our readers with visionary and engaging coverage of the international contemporary design scene.” These awards are the first of their kind: the only international, multi-disciplinary design competition in Canada. Representing a global snapshot of the world of design, submissions were open to designers, architects and firms of all disciplines, as well as students in these fields. To be eligible, designs and concepts had to be realized by 2010.

An impressive 600 entries arriving from 25 countries to a shortlist of 52 finalists. From there, a selection of 14 winners, included Valcucine.

Here i s the complete list of the WINNERS (*Indicates both jury-selected and People’s Choice Winner)

Furniture Design: Ply Shelves, by Matter Design and CW Keller (USA)*

Furniture Systems Design: Invitrium Recyclable Kitchen, by Valcucine (Italy)*

Lighting Design: Softlight, by Molo (Canada) People’s Choice: Canopy, by United Visual Artists (UK)

Interior Product Design: SensoWash Stark, by Duravit (Germany)*

Residential Architecture: Linear House, by Patkau Architects (Canada) – People’s Choice: 60 Richmond East, by Teeple Architects (Canada)

Commercial and Institutional Architecture: Long Studio, by Saunders Arkitektur (Norway)*

Landscape Architecture: Ballast Point Park, by McGregor Coxall (Australia) – People’s Choice: Trinity College Quadrangle, by gh3 (Canada)

Temporary and Demonstration Architecture: NY-11-18-02-10, by Campaign (UK) – People’s Choice: Ontario Pavilion, by Hariri Pontarini Architects (Canada)

Residential Interiors: Surry Hills Warehouse, by Ian Moore Architects (Australia) – People’s Choice: Crosstown Loft, by Campos Leckie Studio (Canada)

Commercial and Institutional Interiors: Scandinave Les Bains, by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes (Canada) – People’s Choice: DRU Cultural Factory, by M&R Interior Architecture (The Netherlands)

Unbuilt Concepts: Musée National des Beaux-Arts, by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes (Canada) – People’s Choice: Openair, by Jet Architecture, CXT Architects and Archasia Design Group (Canada/China)

Other Unrealized Concepts: Metropolitan Vertical Amusement Park, by Ju-Hyun Kim (USA)*

Student Work: Temporary Mosque, by Alex Josephson, University of Waterloo (Canada) – People’s Choice: Visions of Settlement, by Katherine Kovalik, University of Waterloo (Canada)

For the Jury Award: Hydroelectric Lamp, by Hierve (UK) – People’s Choice: OMS Stage, by 5468796 Architecture (Canada)

The 2011 AZ AWARDS exhibition will be open to the public from June 18 – September 25 at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W) in Toronto, Canada.

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