Presented in 1988, the Italia model marked the start of collaboration with Antonio Citterio, who was then to take over as art director and designer for the entire Collection. Right from its debut, Italia embraced the aesthetics and technical solutions typical of professional kitchens, bringing their functions and typical methods into the home years before this became a widespread trend: the characteristic handle, the prevailing use of steel, deeper worktops fitted with large cast iron hobs and double sinks, suspended hoods, and the iconic double-island layout. While staying loyal to its original concept, over the years Italia has evolved with the addition of new technical details, better-performing equipment, and more sophisticated finishes, confirming its vocation for maximum functional results.
ITALIA, LIGNUM ET LAPIS, FRAME SYSTEM
A space that becomes architecture in the design of a professional kitchen connected to the living area. The work and socialising tools and functions of the two Italia islands in Vintage stainless steel dialogue with the elegant walls of tall units to the sides, with Lignum et Lapis doors in matt NTF black ash and characteristic original design. The floor-to-ceiling wood panelling houses, in the centre, the Vina refrigerated wine unit to one side and to the other an unusual built-in Frame System double door idea that opens onto the dining area, where the wood panelling continues and where the Madia unit stands out in the wall of tall units, with its coplanar opening glass door and interiors in fossil oak.
Worktop finishes: Solid Core, quartz, marble, laminates and stainless steel. Cabinet finishes: laminates, Armour laminate, matt and gloss lacquer, wood, stainless steel, PVD stainless steel and glossy solid Ray.