Italy's Pedini Arts & Crafts kitchen model, introduced at Euro Cucine in Milan this year, became available in the U.S. in September 2014.

Founded in 1957, Pedini is based in Lucrezia, Italy on the Adriatic coast. The U.S. operations are based in Paramus, NJ. Pedini has 20 Italian kitchen showrooms in the U.S. The company, which also showcases completed U.S. multi-unit construction and remodeling projects, says it doubled cabinet manufacturing capacity in 2010.

Pedini added 200,000 square feet to its plant, and new production equipment to decrease the possibility of damages and errors and automatically move the packaged product all the way to the truck or container.

Pedini says within the last year, kitchen trends have begun to evolve and introduce new design elements. While seamless and elegant designs have remained dominant, a more urban and industrial feel is now being utilized. Kitchens that incorporate iron looks and rustic woods along with the functionality and practicality of a more traditional kitchen are now becoming the forefront of design.

Pedini says its 2014 Arts & Crafts cabinetry line "focuses on rationalism and functionality," creating a minimalist design. "Iron looks, solid woods and cement-effect resins are utilized to create a chic and rustic feeling," says Pedini. "The combination of urban pewter finishes and rustic weathering steel finishes create this unique model."

Arts & Crafts’ Rustic Charm uses Canaletto walnut wood in a variety of aspects of the kitchen design such as tall cabinet units, floating wall units with grey smoked glass, paneling for cabinets, general shelving and breakfast bars. To create a resistant and reliable working surface, Pedini employs thick weathering steel structure worktops on both the island and on the wall. The Arts & Crafts model also includes vanishing doors to hide the ovens and fridge to give the kitchen a cleaner appearance. These rustic characteristics are just one of the many design aspects that sets Pedini’s new Arts & Crafts design apart from previous models.

Bleached ash wood doors and pewter finishes adds an Urban Chic aspect to the Arts & Crafts model. The worktop and backsplash behind the sink are reinforced with a “grey porcelain” Laminam,  matching the steel sink and pewter finish steel hood. In addition, a matching steel pewter finish is used for the kitchen’s handles. The Arts & Crafts industrial and urban feel fits into Pedini NY’s local area.


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