NEW YORK -- Each custom kitchen cabinetry suite is created from a single, large French chestnut tree by luxury Italian kitchen cabinet manufacturer Effeti, sold in the U.S. by Effeti USA.

Effeti Cucine Uniche's unique one-tree design means only a limited number of custom kitchens are produced each year in its 100% Wood collection. Each model in the 100% Wood line, numbered and signed, takes single sourcing to the next level. The French chestnut tree used on each project has been sourced from managed forests, and seasoned and weathered.

Designed by Giancarlo Vegni and crafted by Effeti at its Florence, Italy, plant by artisans using traditional hand techniques, the collection offers one-of-a-kind luxury. Effeti's U.S. division, which launched in 2012 in New York, featured one of the limited edition 100% Wood kitchen models during the 2014 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.

Effeti, originally named Falegnameria Toscana, was founded in 1963 by Armido Ristori, specialized in the production of home furniture and kitchen modules. After meeting with designer Giancarlo Vegni, the firm moved from carpenters’ benchtop production into mass-produced fitted kitchens. In 1973, a factory was constructed with an entire production line for complete kitchens, including working with wood, marble, and metals; the finishing of the doors; and the delivery of the finished product.

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