Architectural scenarios by Valcucine

Architectural Scenarios, Valcucine’s design philosophy confirms and amplifies the importance of integration between design and architecture, envisioning a kitchen space that is dynamic and flexible, adapting to users and new social modes of interaction.

Redesign New Logica

The back panel with magical doors

Valcucine has always stood out for its focus on human well-being through the pursuit of solutions that enhance daily interaction with the kitchen, creating new user experiences through distinctive special elements.

Among the most innovative and recognisable special elements designed by Gabriele Centazzo, the equipped back panel New Logica is characterised by upper tilting doors and downward sliding doors that open and close smoothly to reveal its full functionality.

At the Milan Design Week 2024, Valcucine presents the redesign of this special element. New Logica has been rethought, identifying three distinct areas – cooking, washing, and preparation – and re-equipped thanks to the introduction of new wooden elements designed by Gabriele Centazzo and new internal accessories in walnut, enriching the functionality of the work areas.

Among others:

  • Dish rack and glass drainer accessory optimized in size to hold four place settings to increase available space
  • Storage trays with sponge drainer function and containers + preparation kit composed of two cutting boards, knife holder, and rolling pin
  • Integrated hydroponic cultivation: a system that allows the cultivation of vegetables in water (concept)
  • Wooden shelves with bottle holder and pantry function
  • Rotating containers: the ideal solution to store condiments, jars, and spice jars in one place, keeping them organized, visible, and easily accessible.
  • Modular system with electrified track that allows portable management of electric current.

The Architectural integration of New Logica

Aware that architectural integration has become crucial in high-end kitchen design, the special element New Logica also enriches itself with the possibility of vertical development. The introduction of a new coating for the characteristic balance system allows for the design of additional wall units above the special element or to achieve the full verticality of the kitchen space up to the ceiling.

Genius Loci

The hidden drawer inspired by antique secrétaires

Like the ancient secretaires, the Genius Loci kitchen has a secret, intimate, complicit space in the drawer.

An ingenious result enabled by the dematerialisation of the worktop, the under-top drawer becomes the distinctive element of the kitchen.
 A precious detail, customisable with different finishes and craftsmanship, perfectly integrated with the purity of the shapes and materials.

This homage by Gabriele Centazzo to Italian craftsmanship, in the inclined version, is offered in the new “chisel engraving” finish.

With the goal of achieving a cohesive architectural vision across volumes, even the profile of the side has been revised and shaped to follow the inclination of the drawer.


The Forma Mentis program is enriched with a capsule collection that embraces a new area of taste. Designed by Gabriele Centazzo, Archigraphica is the new aesthetic and functional proposal for Valcucine’s most traditional kitchen. The capsule collection is characterized by an iconic graphic motif that evokes the world of architectural facades.

A solid walnut profile that runs along the sides and worktop defines the kitchen’s aesthetics, providing warmth, elegance, and functionality, while becoming a subtle integrated handle harmoniously incorporated into the geometry of the kitchen’s facade.

A fresh realm of taste granting clients or interior designers the freedom to craft dynamic intersections and playful graphical arrangements.

In addition to the proposal with walnut wood doors that can be combined with the finishes of all worktops in the Forma Mentis program, Archigraphica also offers the combination of two finishes for the worktop and doors, in either white or anthracite gray, to achieve a monomaterial volume that enhances the interplay of walnut lines.

Integration with Architecture: Technical Solution, Materials, and Devices

Aware that architectural integration is indispensable in the design of high-end kitchens, the New Logica special element is also enriched with the possibility of vertical development.

The introduction of a new 5mm thick cover panel for the characteristic balance system allows for the design of additional wall units above the special element or to achieve the full verticality of the kitchen space up to the ceiling.

This solution can be installed above the New Logica balanced door, Aerius Wall System, Latus Wall Unit, and can be realized in the finishes of Artematica doors (excluding Vitrum Velato and marbles, granites, and sandstones not available, for lightweight requirements, in the tilt door) giving visual continuity to the entire interior design project.

The pursuit of integrating the kitchen seamlessly into the architectural space is further exemplified by the introduction of a new door, meticulously aligned and harmonizing with the finish of the kitchen doors. This creates a cohesive aesthetic and unexpected access points to other areas of the house.

The Milan Design Week 2024 is the occasion to present the new custom finish in MDi “Waves on the Sand”, an exclusive Valcucine in partnership with Inalco. MDi is an innovative surface for worktops and coatings, where the latest generation materials are expressed to the fullest in large format. A sustainable product, alternative to natural stones, which allows infinite design solutions.

The Full Digital technology applied to the entire production process allows extraordinary definition of the texture combined with aesthetic continuity between the surface and the core of the slab.

The finishes find application not only in furnishing elements but also in architectural surfaces, such as floors and walls, in a 360° design.


Valcucine, an Italian boutique company specialized in the field of luxury kitchens, has been committed for over forty years to providing excellence in terms of sustainability, innovation, craftsmanship, and a dedication to prioritizing well-being, innovation, sustainability, and timeless durability. Valcucine designs kitchens impervious to trends, timeless creations meant to accompany people throughout their lives.

Each kitchen offers extreme freedom of design thanks to the variety of elements that can be combined across different collections, as well as through extensive customization options with a wide range of materials, finishes, and artisanal workmanship.

A pioneer since the 1990s in adopting sustainable practices and materials, Valcucine introduced the concept of dematerialization with the thinnest and lightest aluminum frame door in the world, measuring only 2 mm thick, and achieved the milestone of the first 100% recyclable kitchen with the Invitrum base units made out of glass and aluminum.

In addition to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it has pursued for years, Valcucine has set new ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) objectives that embody the company’s ongoing commitment to a better future. Extending FSC certification, LEED v4.1 mapping, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certifications, and participation in the Bioforest association are part of a series of concrete actions aligned with these objectives.

Since 2015, the company has been acquired by ItalianCreationGroup (ICGroup), an industrial holding company operating in the Home Design and Personal Lifestyle sectors.

Today, Valcucine distributes kitchens in over 250 showrooms worldwide, including 25 monobrand called Ateliers, spanning across Europe, the United States, the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, and South Africa.


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