VALCUCINE INTRODUCES GENIUS LOCI TO SA
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.