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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

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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.

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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

 

We are glad to announce that Gabriele Centazzo, president of Valcucine receives the “Premio dei Premi per l’Innovazione” selected from the ADI Design Index 2010 “for the social and ecological awareness with which Valcucine, a company that expresses a business culture based on ethics, environmental friendliness and innovation, has been managed since the eighties .
The prize has been given to this commitment as an example for businessmen and designers to the aim of encouraging attention to sustainability as a method to be adopted, together with formal and functional research, in planning and producing design products.” The privileged location for the prize-giving ceremony is the Quirinal Palace where the prize will be awarded personally by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano. This prestigious prize, established by the Ministry of public administration and innovation, is aimed at sustaining business initiatives in many sectors, rewarding creative activities so that a culture of change and innovation can be developed in our country. The Italian Minister of Public Administration and Innovation, Renato Brunetta, has listed ADI amongst the reference associations for the Prize because of the value of the selections made by the Compasso d’Oro, that has been promoting Italian design for over 50 years, putting the innovative qualities of the project and of the product to the fore.

For us, the “Premio dei Premi” is the crowning achievement at the end of a thirty-year long path paved with genius and passion: an important award for a manufacturing company whose profit is, above all, the consequence of an ethical and cultural process. We have always been guided by Nature that inspires the potentials to be expressed as well as the limits to be respected. Our design is an “intellectual” one in which aesthetics and plenty of creativity go hand-in-hand and in which research into useful and beautiful things combines with respect for Man and for the environment.

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