Artematica is the first kitchen door in the world to have a 100% aluminium structural frame. This makes the door extremely resistant to humidity, water, heat and impacts. It’s also 100% recyclable, uses 65% less materials than a standard door and thanks to its unique joining system, uses no toxic glues.
Artematica’s door panels, which are only 5mm thick, are available in an vast range of materials, colours and finishes. This includes colored tempered glass, water-based lacquer in 35 colors, a patented multi-layer HPL laminate in 28 colors and textures and a wide range of Italian timber veneers. The panels are fixed to its aluminium frame without glues, completely concealing the frame from the outside. And as Artematica’s panels have no edges that can come unstuck, they won’t swell or warp when in contact with water or steam.
Thanks to Valcucine’s meticulous development and innovation, Artematica is quite possibly the most durable kitchen door system ever created. Sturdy aluminium frames, tempered glass that’s harder than steel, light-weight doors that reduce stress on hinges and materials with near absolute resistance to water, heat and impacts are just a taste of Artematica. So sure of its quality, Valcucine guarantees all of its kitchens for 10 years, with any glass guaranteed for 15 years.
Considered design does not stop at the exterior. Valcucine drawers employ technology developed in the automotive industry to withstand a lifetime of frequent use. The sturdy, concealed carbon-finish runners glide silently and close softly - even when filled with a heavy load. Each drawer, which opens fully for easy access, is fitted with a tempered glass bottom panel and can be customised with a wide range of timber dividers, accessories and bins.
Each Valcucine worktop is designed around a recycled aluminium structural frame to which the tempered glass, steel, laminate, cristalite, Italian granite or stone top is added. The special shape of the frame makes it possible to drastically reduce the material required by up to 60% whilst still maintaining the bench’s water, heat and impact resistance.
After three years of research, Valcucine has developed a technique to make inlaid decors on glass. A highly technological process that has its roots in handicraft tradition, Artematica Vitrum Arte makes it possible to personalise every single kitchen with decors offered by young artists, by the designer or even by your own creativity.