Valcucine chosen for the renovation of an anciant maison in Sicily


ACA studio has designed the renovation of a mansion in Catania (Sicily-Italy) dating back to 1800. For the project Artematica was chosen, a design kitchen by Valcucine, that expresses very neat lines without neglecting the functional aspect. The maison is arranged on three floors, for a total surface of 300 square meters. The design’s intent was to respect the existing building combining it with a strong search for the overall architectural image.

«Many elements of local Sicilian tradition come into play – expained ACA architect Sebastiano Amore -, a few colors and materials are used, and there are many points of contact between old and new. The result is a design mix of forms and colors that dialogue with the historic context and the environment».

The composition of Artematica is defined by pure volumes in an elegant combination of materials that communicate with each other, in line with the principle of the harmony of differences that has always inspired Valcucine. To further enhance ergonomics, the kitchen is fitted with the Air Logica, the accessorised back panel with its sliding door that enables the use of deeper base units. With a simple gesture, the door glides noiselessly upwards, revealing an integrated cooker hood and a light panel at the back which increases visibility on the worktop.