Cardenio Petrucci on Kitchens of the Future

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By Deborah Bishop / Published by Dwell
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Cardenio Petrucci has seen the kitchen assume increasing prominence, to the point where it’s akin to a piece of fine furniture.

"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!"

THE FUTURE OF KITCHENS

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