ISSUE 28  |  The Smart Home

Intelligent Design: Modular Kitchens from Demode

July 09, 2012 7:10 PM

BY Julie Carlson

New from Italian kitchen maker Demode: an eco-friendly, stylish line of modular kitchen components called Meccanica.

Among the virtues of the system: No glues are used, which means there is no trace of formaldehyde. The components are 100 percent recyclable and arrive flat-packed and ready for assembly. To locate a dealer, go to Demode (interesting sidenote: the name is an acronym for Democratic Modern Design), which is an offshoot of well-known kitchen maker Valcucine.

Above: The Meccanica Demode line, designed by Gabriele Centazzo, features adjustable glass shelves.

Above: A detail of the adjustable metal shelving frame.

Above: The kitchens are light and airy, thanks to the open shelving.

Above: The Demode system can accommodate appliances from any maker.

Above: Everything is within easy reach.

Above: The kitchens can be easily disassembled if you decide to move.