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Monday, 10 June 2013

Functional Fabric

The modern kitchen has become an iconic symbol of fashionable style.  It is therefore appropriate that kitchen designers should now keep their eye firmly fixed on the latest textiles and fabrics to grace the runways of Europe especially now that fabric doors can be specified in their next kitchen design!
The Meccanica Kitchen by Valcucine evaporates the traditional rigidity of kitchen installation by using an innovative frame work system that can be transported easily, can be assembled by the end user and is 100% recyclable.  It even comes with an end of life cycle “take back guarantee” whereby your old kitchen will be collected, sand blasted and re-coated so that it can re-enter the production cycle!  Oh yea and did The Mogul mention that the doors are fabric!!
The Mogul knows that this is going to be a huge hit with the more Eco conscious inhabitants of the planet as the concept dramatically reduces the  carbon footprint of a kitchen.  But for those whose carbon footprint does not resemble a Vegan Range Sandal the concept may, in the short term at least, seem to be a step too far!
But this innovation must be celebrated as it adds yet another string to the kitchen designer’s bow; combining the flexibility of a break down system with the inexpensive versatility of fabric. 

The Mogul predicts saturated tones in 2013 with Viridian, Cobalt and Turquoise being used to make bold statements!  Aztec and Uzbekistan embroidery motifs will also show well!! 

Oh go on indulge yourself!