The ultimate in dematerialisation
  • With these words, designer Gabriele Centazzo expresses the strong philosophical basis of the Riciclantica® collection. Dematerialization, the ethical imperative at the heart of Valcucine design, reaches its highest expression here: on the aluminum frame - resistant to water, steam and heat - the lightest and thinnest door in the world with only 2 mm thickness is inserted, which saves up to 85 percent of material compared to a traditional 2 cm door.

    PATENTED DOOR TECHNOLOGY Valcucine was the first company in the world to present a total renovation in door design, a perfect synthesis of aesthetic sense, formal simplicity and technical intelligence. In fact, the door, made of Riciclantica, is only 2 mm thick. This structure ensures a soft and light closure, high water resistance and an extraordinary lightness that promotes a longer life of the hinges.

    STRUCTURAL FRAME MADE OF ANODIZED ALUMINUM The frame is made entirely of anodized aluminum, assembled through strong mechanical joints, 100% recyclable at the end of its life. The aluminum is protected through an anodic oxidation treatment that makes the surface layers resistant to scratches and corrosion. Thanks to extensive studies and special processing, the frame is not visible from the outside; thus the aesthetic panel appears as a pure, unpaired mass. A solution that expresses great formal cleanliness without neglecting the functional aspect.

    Valcucine’s continuous research and evolution rise to a straight, terse profile that runs along the edges of the kitchen and becomes the distinguishing element of the new Riciclantica Outline arrangement. The grip recesses – Riciclantica’s hallmark – cut across base unit surfaces, setting off the result of our pursuit of utmost dematerialisation, letting you perceive the extreme slimness – only 2 mm – of the lightest door in the world.

    ​This model’s pure lines can be enhanced by matching the door, top and side panel finishes. A stylistic choice that makes it possible to create a unit finished in a single material, for perfectly clean visual results. In harmony with the Riciclantica design philosophy, Valcucine proposes the new shelving system that defines and articulates spaces without closing them: even if it is used to separate the environment, it maintains an open-space layout.

    The system has been studied to obtain maximum design flexibility: in addition to free installation, the shelving system can be used back-to-wall, with light-up backpanel, suspended from the ceiling with the possibility of integrating the hood or simply as an open wall unit.

    DESIGN Gabriele Centazzo