Arclinea San Diego Helps Homeowners Achieve a Green Kitchen

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.

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
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.

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