Sustainable kitchens

Discover our eco-friendy design principles

Valcucine stands out in the kitchen sector since more than forty years, focusing on sustainable kitchens production based on values such as wellbeing, innovation and timelessness.

It’s no longer enough to find kitchen solutions that combine functionality and beauty. Today we now need a new paradigm.
A model of sustainable development that can be applied to all production and design phases.
Sustainable design processes that – day after day - contribute to re-establishing the right relationship between man and nature.
This is how sustainable kitchens made using less raw materials and energy, which are easy to take apart and recycle at the end of their life-cycle and that produce the least possible toxic emissions, are born. Sustainable kitchens that feature a long technical and aesthetic life.





Dematerialization is defined as the reduction of the quantities of materials needed to serve an economic function, or the decline over time in the mass of materials used in industrial end products .

Requiring fewer raw materials and less energy, our design is based on dematerialisation that satisfies the urgent needs of our Earth, which is being more and more impoverished by the philosophy of consumption.

Thanks to continuous research into materials and into their limits of resistance, our construction technology can cut kitchen carcasses down to their essentials without compromising on quality. The solutions offered embody “resistant lightness” and open the way to the responsibility of the designer who – through his work – can contribute to reinstating the right balance between man and nature.  

We have even worked on extreme door dematerialisation to meet requirements in terms of functionality and silhouette. Riciclantica stands for “lightness and resilience": the lightest door in the world fits into an aluminium structure that is water-, steam- and heat-resistant.

This makes it possible to plan kitchen layouts with wall-hung units, allowing for the utmost freedom of arrangement and movement and creating a durable and cutting-edge design. Due to the remarkable reduction of materials used, combined with the eco-tech finishes, this kitchen is sustainable yet innovative, designed for those who pay a great deal of attention to their well-being and to living in harmony with nature. 


​In nature, substances circulate and are transformed. Ultimately, they are all reabsorbed and reused. We too need to learn how to reduce the quantity of waste and do everything we can to reuse and recycle materials. That’s why we design our carcasses and structures using parts that can be easily dismantled and separated at the end of their lifecycle.

For instance, we use aluminium for our Artematica and Riciclantica kitchen doors frames, a material that can be 100% recycled and endlessly reused to make new products that preserve the qualities of this metal, over and over again.


Do you ever wonder what industries can do for the environment? The answer could be to switch from linear economy - consisting of consumption and waste - to circular economy which reuses and recycles as well as producing and consuming. 

​Respecting the main rules of eco-sustainable design - dematerialization, recyclability, reduction of toxic emissions and durability, without creating any waste at the end of its life cycle. 

Lengthy research into materials and their limits of resistance have allowed us to revolutionise the kitchen industry by producing Invitrum base unit system the first sustainable kitchen base unit in 100% recyclable or reusable glass.


We started to use recyclable materials, such as glass and aluminium, well ahead of the times. We also prefer to use processes that respect the environment, even involving partners that guarantee advanced technological methods for the rational use of materials. This means that we can cut waste - and the harmful emissions produced to make materials – down to a minimum.

We pay a lot of attention to selecting raw materials that respect the strictest standards, such as FSC® certification, which ensures that all its wood comes from forests managed properly and responsibly. We look for new solutions to uphold increasingly more sustainable choices and we privilege suppliers who adopt the EPD product environmental declaration.


Improving the well-being of man means respecting the richness of our environment and uniqueness of our planet. A basic rule underlying all our designs is the reduction of materials and causing as little impact on the environment as possible.

​This is guaranteed by the ISO14001 and FSC certifications and by compliance with LEED requirements. Moreover, in 1998, we set up the Bioforest non-profit association to foster a more aware and responsible production culture able to actively restore and protect natural resources.