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Demode, kitchen Meccanica (engineered by Valcucine)
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eart of the home, the kitchen appears to be the truly center-piece of the living area. It combines  homey conviviality with a strong „social“ mood. The tone is set by wood – which recalls the tradition – and steel, a clear reference to innovative design. Yet the main piece of the space is the open shelving that enticingly interconnects the dining area with the kitchen.  

Our must-haves


Minimalist breakfast bar. The key word is clean-cut, meaning essential, elegant lines that don't compromise on storage space and efficiency.



Open shelving. It takes a metal frame fitted with open shelves and baskets to arrange the space to perfection. If the kitchen communicates with the living area, it will be a pefect dividing piece with an industrial feel.


Hightech hood. Glossy steel, square shape and large in scale.....the hood is attractive, a truly center-piece of the space.


Our style notes

Wooden doors. The natural grain of wood provide a warm addition that is able to soften even the most austere kitchen: the homey feel is served.


Open baskets. Be it either in metal or wicker as well as wooden or fabric storage units, it depends on your lifestyle. One thing is certain: a few selected storage units will instantly liven up the kitchen – and keep everything tidy.


Combination of lamps. There's the large hood and the hanging lamp over the sink. How to avoid a clash? It's easy: choose a lighweight, elongated model. Three of them are even better, but they have to be matched with the lamp in the dining area.
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