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Cardenio Petrucci on Kitchens of the Future

Cardenio Petrucci has seen the kitchen assume increasing prominence, to the point where it’s akin to a piece of fine furniture.

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“A new Boffi system called the On/Off Monoblock holds everything, then closes with the push of a button into a kind of armoire,” says Petrucci, who sees clutter concealment gaining in stature, along with green solutions. “Boffi uses about 98 percent recycled materials, and a new Piero Lissoni design incorporates beautiful wooden planks from salvaged buildings.” While Boffi and others offer composting options—from under-the-sink to a countertop hole that connects to an airtight container—“this is still a very tough sell here. Clearly, people have some catching up to do!”

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