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Arclinea San Diego Helps Homeowners Achieve a Green Kitchen
Luxury Italian Kitchen Maker Expands its Commitment to the Design & Manufacture of Eco-Friendly Kitchens

Demand for "Green" products has achieved permanency in an international dialog about what constitutes good design. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recent publication of its quarterly Home Design Trends Survey (Q4 2006) found a sharp rise in homeowner preference for residential kitchens featuring eco-friendly and sustainable materials. Arclinea, manufacturer of the award-winning Arclinea Collection of contemporary Italian kitchens, continues to lead the industry with its environmental commitment. The company is pleased to announce its newest ecological practice: A water-based finishing system for its kitchen cabinets.

May 10, 2007 — San Diego, CA — Arclinea San Diego, a full-service kitchen design firm and distributor of the Arclinea Collection of contemporary Italian kitchens, is pleased to announce enhancements to the company's long-standing commitment to the design and manufacture of environmentally friendly kitchens.


Having historically utilized non-toxic paints and lacquers, free from heavy metals and low emission, Arclinea recently fully converted to a water-based finishing system. The result is an even cleaner manufacturing process that surpasses standards set by local and global environmental legislation.

"Considering that the kitchen is the heart of the home, both philosophically and practically, it is increasingly important that this living space be a healthy, ecologically intelligent one," says Lisa Wilson-Wirth, president and owner of Arclinea San Diego. "Arclinea kitchens reflect a spirit of design that respects our living earth and the people who inhabit it — our company continues to lead the kitchen industry with its commitment to environmentally friendly materials and green manufacturing strategies."

In addition to utilizing water-based paints and lacquers, Arclinea's environmental commitment includes

Reduced consumption of raw materials:

 

Arclinea constructive components feature Ecological Panels, which are fabricated from 100% recycled and regenerated wood, and superior to normal wood products.

 

Wood cabinets feature teak and oak veneers from fully managed and sustainable forests.

Use of recycled & recyclable materials:

 

Aluminium, stainless steel, glass, & Solid Ray, a 100% homogenous, solid acrylic panel that is UV- and scratch-resistant, in a 2 cm thickness exclusive to Arclinea.

 

Low emissions:

 

All constructive parts of Arclinea cabinetry are E1 class for formaldehyde emission (low emission of less than 6.5 mg HCOH/100g).

Green manufacturing strategies:

An energy regeneration plant in the company's Italian factory turns production-waste into fuel.

A state-of-the-art electrostatic precipitator system efficiently de-dusts flue gases.

Superior durability:

 

Since the company's founding in 1925, Arclinea has achieved an international reputation for its timeless designs and use of the highest quality materials. Arclinea kitchens offer a long life cycle and thus, a reduced environmental footprint.

Designed and coordinated by the internationally celebrated architect Antonio Citterio, the Arclinea Collection can be fully customized in a variety of design and material options. Whether a small galley or a large open floor plan, a kitchen remodel or new construction, every Arclinea kitchen is custom designed using a thorough study of the movements involved in food preparation and cooking, coupled with a careful contemplation of space.

"Homeowners do not need to sacrifice material quality or aesthetics when planning a kitchen that includes green design principles," shares Jeremy Gleiberman, project architect, Arclinea San Diego. "Arclinea custom cabinets are engineered and built to last generations — all components go through comprehensive product and safety testing and offer superior durability over time. We provide our clients with a turnkey design solution for achieving a luxurious, modern kitchen in an environmentally sensitive way."

Arclinea San Diego offers complimentary design consultations to homeowners and the trade, on single family and multi-unit projects. The company advises its clients on a wide-range of kitchen design topics, from how to incorporate energy-efficient appliances, to the latest trends in European design.

For more information, visit www.arclineasandiego.com or call (619) 564-7440.


About Arclinea
Arclinea Arredamenti SpA is a privately-owned company founded in 1925 and based in Caldogno, Italy. Regarded as a leader in the worldwide kitchen market, the company is known for its cutting-edge design, use of exquisite materials and innovative technology. Winner of a number of prestigious design awards, including the Metropolitan Home Modernism Award and the Elle Décor Edida, the Arclinea Collection is designed and coordinated by the internationally celebrated architect Antonio Citterio. With more than 100 distributors worldwide in 29 countries, the Arclinea Collection has been available in the United States since early 2000.

About Arclinea San Diego
Arclinea San Diego is a full-service kitchen design firm and one of eight exclusive distributors of the Arclinea Collection in the United States. Located in the Park West neighborhood downtown, the flagship San Diego showroom features examples of the entire Arclinea Collection, including the company's newest generation of products. In addition to the Arclinea Collection, the company is also a dealer for Gaggenau and Miele kitchen appliances, and CaesarStone® Quartz Surfaces. For more information, visit www.arclineasandiego.com or call (619) 564-7440.

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