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Valcucine Wants the Public to Help with its Latest Kitchen Design

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Published: Mar 29, 2014 • References: valcucine and gizmag
Italy-based design studio Valcucine is looking for ten wannabe designers to help add sustainable modifications to its 'Meccanica' kitchen concept. During Milan Design Week, Valcucine will convert its showroom into a collaborative design studio, in an initiative dubbed the 'Kitchen Becomes Open!' project. Budding designers will work together with a team of experts to develop ideas that could become freely available for open-source modification and distribution.

The Meccanica kitchen concept revolves around an emphasis on sustainability, as shown by its use of 100% recyclable iron and plywood. All structural elements are held together using mechanical joints, meaning there is no glue involved. This means the kitchen can be taken apart and re-assembled with 80% able to be reused.

Valcucine's Communications Manager Daniele Prosdocimo says that, "the meeting of these people from different countries with different experiences and profiles will create the energy and synergy to surprise."