Kitchens are one of the hardest places in the house to keep tidy. They are constantly in use and no sooner have you cleaned up, washed the dishes and put everything away, another meal comes round and the cycle starts all over again. Then there are all the appliances and gadgets that you use regularly so you need them close at hand and don’t want them stashed at the back of the cupboard, but then when you’re not using them they take up valuable work surface. And their cables get in the way no matter what you do with them. If only there was a kitchen that could address all these issues…well now there is!
The new and improved Logica Kitchen system by Valcucine is the next step on from the original Logica kitchen that the Italian manufacturer released back in 1996. At the time Valcucine revolutionised ergonomics when it introduced the Logica with its 80 cm depth and equipped back section, removable jumbo drawers and wall units with lift-up doors.
Following painstaking research into customers requirements and the use of traditional kitchens, Valcucine has been able to perfect a few aspects of the Logica, resulting in an improved interaction between the user and the kitchen “system”.
Valcucine’s reinvented Logica kitchen features the new equipped back section, which 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.
The equipped back section is available in aluminium or stainless steel and can be fitted against the wall or used in an island in the middle of the room. A gap for plumbing and electric connections is available on the inside giving you the freedom to choose the position of the sink and hob with no concern for where water and gas supply outlets are located.
What do you think about this kitchen? Do you love the idea of the equipped back section as much as we do?
Despite its country style and rustic aesthetics, Doria does not cut back on comfort and modern functionality. Instead features such as the refrigerator and cooking hood are elegantly concealed by painted cabinets to ensure that they do not disturb the wonderful narrative. Stone sinks, earthenware pots and other subtle touches such as the rod for hanging utensils ensure that your kitchen becomes a portal that takes you back in time to a colorful countryside somewhere in the Mediterranean.
It is not too hard to see the magnetism of this modular kitchen that can be altered to suit the individual floor plan of your home. Features such as the wooden cabinets painted in lovely pastel blues and yellows, brass and steel surfaces that add a touch of metallic glint without seeming far too modern, plastered walls, stone countertops and shelves with fabric frill bring back images of an era that is lost in time. Even the smallest of details is carefully chosen to complement and enhance this classic ambiance while the warm hues in the room create an inviting backdrop for a perfect social zone that brings the entire family together.