SineTempore is a kitchen conceived to express the values of tradition through the recovery of various ancient handicraft techniques: inlays, carvings and mosaics decorate the wooden surfaces, while bushhammering is used for the surfaces of the worktop back panels and grinding (cutting) for glass.
An important element for the sustainability of an object is its duration. The more durable an object is, the more sustainable it can be considered to be. Handicraft work is functional to aesthetic durability because customisation and manual work create a bond towards the object that make its beauty appreciated for a greater length of time. This results in a longer usable life of the object, i.e. a longer lifecycle, reducing its impact on the environment and increasing its environmental friendliness.
The doors have an “Olmo Tattile" finish while the surfaces of the worktops are in marble or porphyry. All the carcasses and shelving elements are in solid elm with comb or tenon joints, i.e. a type of joint that fits perfectly into its equivalent, empty space. The traditional copper cooker hood with a trapezoidal body or the more modern P20 hood in steel can be used on this kitchen.
NEW MOSAICS FOR SINETEMPORE
Artwork by Arab Mosaico and Valcucine Design Department
The drawings of this new set of SineTempore customisations are inspired by Mediterranean tradition, at the crossroads of various cultures, from the gold of Venice and Byzantium to the motifs and colours of Arabian and Norman Sicily. Mosaic inserts play with elm wood, creating various shapes and vibrations.
The gold used in this mosaic, made in the ancient Venetian furnaces, is very difficult to make: a very thin sheet of gold (from 6 to 24 carats) is placed between two layers of glass. The bottom layer is thicker, while the top one is very thin and can be transparent or in various colours.