Convivium is open space, a kitchen as an agile organised area, where being together becomes something to share anew every day, a place where a whole series of concrete actions – storing, preparing, cooking – are turned into rituals and emotions. Aromas in the kitchen tell of familiar tales or distant places, old recipes are handed down and new ones experimented and most importantly, everyone eats together around the big table. Convivium furnishes the walls of a room that becomes warm, welcoming and functional, with island-table in the centre and canopy shelves running round the whole room at picture rail height.
Seamless interiors, the kitchen flows into the living room. An innovative concept that Arclinea has interpreted since 2002 with Convivium: the kitchen that becomes the focal point of the home thanks to a work island with large built-in wooden table. This solution brings to mind familiar memories of kitchens from yesteryear, when cooking was all part of the pleasure of sharing and socialising. It now sees the addition of new solutions to meet today’s changing needs. A large accessorised wall teams with the work island and provides unobtrusive storage for food and tools. In the middle stand two accessorised units, hidden by New Pocket System disappearing doors. These open to provide perfect working conditions in the kitchen, offering extra work areas, here for washing up and vertical cooking with the oven tall units.
Focal point of the space , Convivium island with doors in bronze PVD stainless steel, worktop with recess in 20 cm thick Calacatta gold marble and New Convivium hood in bronze PVD with glass border. Artisan craftsmanship and attention to detail with the use of wood: NTF fumé oak for the Era built-in table and the wall of tall units with wood panelling, featuring two accessorised units behind New Pocket System disappearing doors. Behind the island, the technical zone and storage, dividing the space and at the same time leaving room for socialising in the room, which looks out onto the garden and seamlessly flows into the home’s living area.
A refined elegant combination of the polished Calacatta gold marble of the thick worktop with double drip guard and the central Accessorised Channel in stainless steel, with the bronze PVD stainless steel of the work island and the New Convivium hood with glass border and double built-in 3000K LED light.
Worktop with double drip guard with 20 cm wide Accessorised Channel in stainless steel, fitted with accessories positioned as liked, the Specialty 5-burner gas hob with cast iron pan supports, worktop waste bin, undertop sink in stainless steel, grids in PaperStone® and wooden chopping board that slide the length of the drip guard. Deep drawers with Convivium Elegant doors in bronze PVD steel and linings in stainless steel and wood, complete with Box Globe accessories in teak.
The functional unit for washing dishes is closed by New Pocket System doors. The Profile handle with bronze PVD insert allows to open it easily and when closing becomes an easy handle for the door. Inside, base units with Convivium New Professional doors in NTF fumé oak, back panels and 6 cm thick worktop in Calacatta gold marble. Wooden shelves with screened 3000K LED lighting profile.
Even the ovens can be hidden behind the New Pocket System doors, for perfect working conditions in the kitchen, when tools must be within reach and sight. At the same time, it means more space and more orderly operations for the large convivial worktop on the island.
Convivium revolutionises the architectonic idea of the kitchen, becoming the focal point of the home, an open organised space where solutions serve each area’s designated function. The fulcrum of this project from 2002 by Antonio Citterio, is the socialising island (for preparation, cooking and eating food), with the big built-in wooden table. Adjacent yet separate is Closet: a service cabin for washing and storage of food. Closed, liveable, tailor-made, this space helps to organise the kitchen and work in the home. The island, freed from its service functions, becomes the true centre for rapport between the cook and the others, where socialising opens up to include cooking and vice versa, in a continual interlacing of relationships. Over the years, the convivial concept has seen the addition of new layout solutions and more sophisticated finishes.
Convivium offers home architecture extraordinary solutions. In the centre, the large convivial island with doors in bronze PVD stainless steel, worktop in thick polished Calacatta gold marble and new Isola hood in bronze PVD finish. Artisan craftsmanship and attention to detail for the large built-in Era table, in NTF Fumé Oak. Next to the island, the new Closet. This is the room's more operational zone, housed in an architectural volume that is wrapped in wood panelling and hidden behind the new Modus system of horizontal folding doors. Vina, the Arclinea refrigerated wine unit finishes off the room and its relational essence links the convivial table with the sitting room.
The work island (301x140 cm), has a 20 cm thick worktop in Calacatta gold marble with 12 mm deep drip guard on both functional sides and a 20 cm wide central accessorised channel in stainless steel, with accessories positioned in any order, some removable and interchangeable (utensil holder, dish-drainer, glass rests, knife holder, sponge holder), other fixed to the channel (totem socket element, mixer). The worktop houses a hob in stainless steel with pan supports in cast iron and black PVD steel controls, a worktop bin and flush-mounted stainless steel sink. Two grids in Paperstone® (a product made from paper recycling processes), can be positioned as liked and slide inside the recess.
With Convivium, the kitchen becomes an open, organised area, where solutions re the outcome of their location. The main star of this project by Antonio Citterio, in 2002, is the convivial island, with a 20 cm thick worktop integrating the big Up-Down wooden table, an exclusive Arclinea project. The top has a variable height of 75 to 90 cm thanks to an oleodynamic system so that it can be used either for food preparation or as a dining table. The Convivium island for everyday rituals has, over time, become a ‘cult’, continuing to make the kitchen a unique experience, a place where sharing opens up to include cooking and vice versa, in a continual interlacing of relationships.
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Convivium provides home architecture with extraordinary solutions, like this layout with the large convivial island in the centre, doors in PVD black stainless steel and Era, the built-in table. Alongside the island, wood panelling with Modus horizontal folding doors designs an architectonic volume that contains the storage and washing area. Two different functional solutions for the new Dresser complete the room. Fossil oak, black PVD stainless steel and Carrara marble set the style for a layout solution characterised by several distinctive elements, such as the worktop in Carrara marble with drip guard for the hob, sink, wooden chopping boards, PaperStone® grids and, in the centre, the new accessorised channel in stainless steel. Attention to detail stands out in the shaped solid wood edging on the Era table, exclusive wire accessories around the washing area, and versatile complete internal accessories in teak.
A linear project, which conceals working areas to favour more flexible contemporary layout of rooms in the home. With doors in matt Absolute white lacquer and Artusi vertical handles in stainless steel, an entire wall houses refrigerator, cupboard, tall unit of ovens and two functional units for cooking, food preparation and washing, all hidden by New Pocket disappearing doors that, when open, allow seamless use of the kitchen. Behind the New Pocket doors, base units with Convivium doors in white Fenix NTM®, worktops in steel with recess, and built-in LED lighting system. On the left, induction hob, pan supports and sliding wooden chopping boards, back panel, side panels and integrated hood with glass front in stainless steel. On the right, sink, dishwasher, Mensolinea shelf and sliding accessories in wood and ceramic.