Italian design maestro Antonio Citterio marries technology with finesse to create Arclinea’s new breakthrough colourful steel range
Matisse offers new breakthrough range of colourful steel for the kitchen
If you’re planning a new kitchen and need some inspiration for your design, fixtures and finishings then you’re in for a treat. HOME is hosting its annual Kitchen Day event on Friday July 21 where you’ll get access to and advice from experts at Matisse and other leading kitchen specialists.
The full-day event is personally guided by HOME editor Simon Farrell-Green and is designed to give you insight into the latest trends and products to help you create your dream kitchen.You’ll visit leading kitchen showrooms – Matisse, Blum, Kitchens By Design, and Evolution of Surfaces. Tickets include transport and a pop up lunch in the beautiful Blum showroom. Numbers are limited to 50, so book your tickets now.
We chat with Kitchen Day participant Matisse about the latest coloured steel range by Italian designer Antonio Citterio.
What’s new to Matisse in the kitchen spectrum?
Alan Bertenshaw, Owner Ever at the forefront of kitchen evolution, Arclinea and design maestro Antonio Citterio have done it again. Steelia is a material that not only enables subtle colour choices but also provides technological features that ensure the beauty is there in perpetuity.
How does this technology transpire visually?
Whether it’s sophisticated, minimalist black, elegant bronze, delicate and shimmering champagne or the functional utilitarianism of stainless steel, the selection provides stylish versatility. The surface is resistant to scratches, is easy to clean, will not lose its glow and shine over time and is commercial-grade hygienic.
What are the benefits of the new product?
Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) is a process that uses technology to fix colour in steel by means of the evaporation of titanium molecules. As well as conferring a tonality, depending on the metal combinations used, the treatment gives steel a greater hardness and resistance to wear. The colour is an integral part of the metal. PVD is also an eco-friendly process that guarantees complete safety with foodstuffs. This material adds a new layer to Arclinea’s designs. Each style of kitchen – ‘Convivium’, ‘Italia’, ‘Gamma’, ‘Spatia’, ‘Artusi’, ‘Principia’ and ‘Lignum et Lapis’ – has a myriad of specific options to exactly suit unique kitchen requirements.
In terms of kitchen design, how does Arclinea shape trends?
By incorporating features from commercial kitchens into the residential context, Arclinea has been a pioneer of kitchen design. Layouts have opened up to the chef, the family and guests. And, now, with new materials, the kitchen has become an extraordinarily beautiful design feature that retains its functionality.
Tell us about the Arclinea kitchen design above.
The island front shows open base units featuring the PVD finish in bronze Steelia with ‘Italia’-style handled doors used for the tall wall units, which are also in Steelia and house the ovens and refrigerator. To the side is a ‘Vina Epicure’ wine fridge and a beverage centre with glass sliding doors.