The Genius Loci kitchen by Valcucine fuses technology and tradition to provide the ultimate in refinement and efficiency with the simplicity of human touch.
Genius Loci, the customisable kitchen by the Italian masters of kitchen design Valcucine, is now available in South Africa and takes functional art to the next level of luxury and refinement by fusing technology and tradition in timelessly innovative ways.
Inspired by The Secretaire antique writing desk design, the Genius Loci has been created with its own concealed compartments and out of view storage spaces. Genius Loci (Latin for “spirit of place”) goes beyond the functional to reflect a truly forward-thinking kitchen design.
Valcucine’s V-Motion system is a new patented system designed to take every human interaction with the kitchen to new heights. With simply the wave of a hand within close proximity to the kitchen, it prompts the door of the back panel to slide upwards, revealing a back-lit back panel with kitchen equipment, plugs, utensils and small appliances. Even the tap turns automatically to face the front and ready for use.
Individuality is possible throughout this kitchen’s design, from the drawers, which can be customised with a range of materials and details, including traditional Italian handicraft techniques such as inlaid wood or marble, or carved wood, to the finishes such as brushed copper or antique brass to enhance the tactile experience of interacting with the kitchen.
With technologically innovative features and sophisticated design, the Genius Loci offer details that can be personalised well beyond the whims of trend and fashion. Not only is the use of space and ergonomics of the wall and island units perfected for the ultimate in ease of movement and freedom, but top-quality materials and expertly handcrafted embellishments of Valcucine’s Genius Loci make it truly a timeless masterpiece.
Valcucine embodies all that architects and interior designers embrace about design and sustainability – kitchens that are not only user-friendly, dynamic and works of functional art but that focus on people and the environment in which they live. In addition:
Valcucine is a globally reputable and established company that has been creating unique and innovative kitchen designs since it’s inception in 1980. Valcucine South Africa has operated, serviced and brought designs to life for the local market for over a decade.
Valcucine’s highly regarded client-service, timeless designs, state-of-the art technologies and approach to sustainability, continue to make us the preferred partners for many internationally acclaimed and local architects and designers.
With Valcucine’s specialist service, architects and designers are guaranteed peace of mind that their vision is extended through to the heart of the home, the kitchen.
These services include: 3D renderings, on-site project management and installation, service drawings and logistics management.
For today’s homeowner, a kitchen that is not only functional, but contributes to the overall experience of the end user is a core value of Valcucine.
We design for life and for the evolution of the family, which is why our kitchens are described as timeless.
We put people and their well-being at the centre of what we do; stimulating their senses to bring about joy in everyday activities. We have put extensive research into the human psychology and habits, in order to create these experiences.
Valcucine offers a full service from start to finish; from the initial briefing right through to design, implementation and site management.
The sustainable materials used in our kitchens are non-toxic and recyclable, whilst creating an unequivocal sense of luxury.
Our customers’ peace of mind is particularly important to us. We therefore offer an extended 10-year-warranty ensuring that the entire kitchen is protected, including the glass tops, doors and all the hardware.