Many a well-moneyed and self-styled culinarian has asked himself, “what are the ingredients for a professional ‘commercial’ style kitchen?” As a bit of a dabbler myself, my personal formulation involves over-sized burners with infinitely adjusting flame (gas, of course), deep country-style sink (stainless steel of course), and large center island with 360 degree access. Manufacturer Arclinea would seem to agree, as the aforementioned features are a jumping off point of sorts for the functional smorgasbord that is the Artusi Modular Kitchen.
Artusi Modular Kitchen. Manufactured by Arclinea.
Arclinea’s Artusi Kitchen Synchronizes Dining, Working, and Storage
Starting with the stainless, Artusi proposes this material as the surface nonpareil for serious chefs: “Stainless steel defines Artusi, and is a flexible, hygienic, and indestructible material that is a kitchen requirement.” The stainless gives Artusi its functional foundation and aesthetic canvas, while the spatial configuration enables the enhanced workflow that is Artusi’s singular achievement.
Artusi offers a clear division among tasks. The pantry is perpendicular to the work table yet far enough away to allow easy transitions between the two; the center island is compact yet complete, offering useful features like integrated sliding polyethylene chopping boards, an industrial hob with cast iron pan supports, a deep stainless steel sink, and tall feet to enable cleaning and below-the-knee comfort for cooks.
Artusi features quality, durable construction throughout. With under-emphasized yet much-appreciated details like fully-integrated handles, four cm thick steel doors, and a worktop drip guard with stainless steel side panels, Artusi has the chops to shine through year after year of regular use, through the most rigorous onslaught of braising bacon, simmering sauce, or filleted fish.
About the Manufacturer: How to merge technology and creativity into superlatively functional kitchen schemes that look like they belong in the 21st. century? Arclinea’s secret has something to do with a venerated history of craftsmanship, a sharp eye for ergonomics, and a flexible approach to design and aesthetics: “Arclinea carefully contemplates the use of space, time and utensils, and considers the movements involved in food preparation and cooking. This is evident in the materials, the colors, the freedom of movement and composition, and in every working aspect of the kitchen.”