Valcucine’s Invitrum Base Unit System is the first base system in the world made completely out of aluminium and glass, respecting the main principles of eco-sustainable design: dematerialisation, recyclability, reduction of toxic emissions and durability.
The Invitrum Base Unit system is designed to use less raw materials and energy. The single 10mm thick glass side panel eliminates the use of two 36mm thick chipboard sides used in traditional kitchens - a saving of 73% on raw materials.
Thanks to its use of glass and aluminium, Invitrum is 100% recyclable. In fact, the majority of Invitrum is made from secondary (recycled) aluminium, only using primary aluminium on the elements you can see. Recycled aluminium requires only 5% of the energy used to make new aluminium. And when combining Invitrum with Valcucine’s extremely impact resistant glass worktop and the Artematica glass and aluminium doors, you create a kitchen that can be 100% returned to the earth.
Invitrum Base Units are impervious to water and steam. They can remain soaking in water for a long period of time because, unlike traditional kitchen carcasses, there are no edges to come unstuck, nor are there any external finishes that have been applied. In fact, Invitrum is basically indestructible.
Using only aluminium and glass, which are inert materials, together with the special design that employs purely mechanical joints instead of adhesives, guarantees the total elimination of toxic emissions, including carcinogens like formaldehyde, which are commonly present in traditional kitchen manufacturing. And because no glued are used, Invitrum can be dissembled easily.
Artematica is the first door in the world made of a resistant and lightweight structural aluminium frame and an aesthetic finishing panel that is only 5mm thick. When you combine Invitrum with Artematica’s glass door panels, you create a totally non-toxic, 100% recyclable kitchen. Read more about Artematica.