100% Wood Collection

Could you imagine a Kitchen Island made from a single tree? How about solid chestnut, and no filler wood?

This unique kitchen concept is offered by Effeti Cucine Uniche and Effeti USA. Handcrafted by master artisans in the Florentine headquartered plant, this bespoke kitchen is all about luxury.

Only a limited number of  autographed models are made by hand each year from the solid chestnut wood. Traditional and timeless, yet cutting edge and functional, the 100% Wood series showcases Effeti’s  passion for perfection.

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The 100% Wood Collection is the design of Giancarlo Vegni, who has partnered with Effeti since the 1970s. This bespoke kitchen focuses on organic beauty: “Each carefully selected piece is seasoned and weathered before undergoing the multiple steps of production.”

100% Wood was recently displayed this past March at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Pricing starts around $125,000.

The 100% Wood island comes with a grey glass induction cooktop by Gaggenau.

About Effeti

For more than four decades, Effeti has been inspired by the curiosity to explore and interpret new lifestyles—the changes in taste and customs that affect the needs people have and the way they live.

The Tuscan brand’s vocation is to think of whatever doesn’t exist, explore new routes, and accept new challenges in the visionary worlds of research and creativity. It then applies experience, technological knowhow, quality without compromise, and the care and passion that have always characterized Effeti’s mission.

In 2012, Effeti launched a U.S. flagship location in New York City—Effeti USA

 

 

Smallbone for Sale

Smallbone Plc announces it is up for sale after a “challenging” February.

The company, which designs and makes furniture for kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms for celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Elizabeth Hurley, saw a decline in February sales and a significant reduction in customer deposits, it said in a statement.

This news comes  just weeks after putting a financial package in place that was intended to generate positive cash flow in 2009. However, after a recent strategic review, it was deemed insufficient.

Some speculation is being made about whether the company will split off the Mark Wilkinson Furniture Line. Perhaps sell it back to the founder.

Mark Wilkinson co-founded Smallbone in the late 70s. He left Smallbone in 1981, and together with his wife Cynthia formed Mark Wilkinson Furniture (MWF).Mark and Cynthia sold MWF to Smallbone Plc in 2005, reuniting Smallbone and Wilkinson.

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