A kitchen made entirely of glass and aluminum—no wood framing—seems implausible, but Valcucine has come out with just such a cucina, called the Invitrium, and not only does it look beautiful and completely withstand water, but it’s also about as eco-friendly as you can get. For one thing, glass is made of sand—of which our world has no shortage. And for another, the entire kitchen can be recycled after it has run its course by being disassembled and returned to Valcucine as boxed glass sheets (which is also how it arrives from Italy; it’s assembled for customers on-site). Worried that it will break? It won’t. The glass is windshield-strength. Worried that people will see all your mess in the glass cabinets? They won’t. Exterior glass panels are back-painted, in a variety of colors.

—Gina Bazer

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A kitchen made entirely of glass and aluminum—no wood framing—seems implausible, but Valcucine has come out with just such a cucina, called the Invitrium, and not only does it look beautiful and completely withstand water, but it’s also about as eco-friendly as you can get. For one thing, glass is made of sand—of which our world has no shortage. And for another, the entire kitchen can be recycled after it has run its course by being disassembled and returned to Valcucine as boxed glass sheets (which is also how it arrives from Italy; it’s assembled for customers on-site). Worried that it will break? It won’t. The glass is windshield-strength. Worried that people will see all your mess in the glass cabinets? They won’t. Exterior glass panels are back-painted, in a variety of colors.

 

A kitchen made entirely of glass and aluminum—no wood framing—seems implausible, but Valcucine has come out with just such a cucina, called the Invitrium, and not only does it look beautiful and completely withstand water, but it’s also about as eco-friendly as you can get. For one thing, glass is made of sand—of which our world has no shortage. And for another, the entire kitchen can be recycled after it has run its course by being disassembled and returned to Valcucine as boxed glass sheets (which is also how it arrives from Italy; it’s assembled for customers on-site). Worried that it will break? It won’t. The glass is windshield-strength. Worried that people will see all your mess in the glass cabinets? They won’t. Exterior glass panels are back-painted, in a variety of colors.

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