Day after day, sustainability and innovation are the driving forces behind Valcucine’s work. Technology, product innovation and cutting-edge design are just as crucial as their care for detail, their passion for natural materials and their respect for the environment.
To reduce their impact on the environment and improve the quality of life, for 30 years Valcucine have been designing and manufacturing products that respect the four fundamental rules of eco-compatibility: dematerialisation, recyclability, durability and reduction of toxic emissions. This consistent focus has elevated Valcucine to be one of the most respected and sought-after kitchen manufacturers in the world and the first to obtain the ISO 14001 Environmental Certification.
The Earth’s resources are limited and the need for raw materials is increasingly growing: we can’t afford to carry on wasting them. Valcucine designs and constructs high-quality furniture that use less materials than traditional furniture and as little energy as possible, all while maintaining its sturdiness and design. This can be seen in Artematica - the aluminium kitchen door frame which uses 65% less raw materials than a standard door.
Valcucine kitchens are made with their entire life-cycle in mind. Products are made using recycled and recyclable materials as much as current technology permits, and are all components are labelled for easy recognition when discarding. The Invitrum Base Units System is made using with aluminium and glass - making it 100% recyclable - and only uses primary aluminium on the elements you can see.
Every day in the laboratory, Valcucine carry out rigorous quality and resistance tests on every kitchen material. They test for stain, light, impact, scratch, heat and water resistance and only then are the very finest materials selected to make a Valcucine kitchen. Artematica is the result of test like these. It’s the first door made from aluminium and layered laminate - two materials that are impervious to water and heat and offer unmatched features when compared to common chipboard or MDF doors. Just as important also, is a long aesthetic life. With designs that surpass trends and the barriers of time, every Valcucine kitchen truly is created for a lifetime.
Valcucine carries out random analyses on materials to check for the presence of volatile substances, formaldehyde, that are dangerous for our health. Valcucine’s aluminium and glass carcasses and drawer structures reduce formaldehyde emissions to zero, while its water-based wood varnishes drastically reduce the toxic substances produced by synthetic solvents.