Italian kitchen and bathroom manufacturer Boffi will present its latest products for the kitchen, bathroom and storage systems at its Chelsea showroom during this year’s London Design Festival.
Located on Brompton Cross, London’s fashionable ‘design quarter’, Boffi’s 600 sqm showroom is a destination for architects, designers and end clients across the UK seeking the category-defining contemporary kitchens, bathrooms and storage systems for which Boffi is celebrated.
At the core of the offer, the much awaited Salinas kitchen by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola, winner of both the 2015 EDIDA and Wallpaper* Design awards for Best Kitchen, launches on the UK market.
The kitchen is a non-traditional modular system in matt black metal, featuring open shelving and specialised kitchen accessories. Based on the idea of a ‘hidden machine’, the design introduces an integrated trench that discreetly stores all the technical parts of the kitchen i.e. electrical, plumbing etc. whilst providing extra storage space.
With a particular focus on sustainability, Patricia Urquiola collaborated with Boffi’s R&D team to find a wide array of unique finishes for both worktops and doors. As a result, the kitchen offers metals (zinc/brass/copper/aluminium) finishes, industrial glass, lacquers and textured concretes, allowing endless combinations and aesthetics.
Urquiola says “Salinas is the beach of my childhood; a long sandy beach with dunes along the Bay of Biscay, Asturias, with huge, crashing waves and intense colours. The kitchen in my grandfather’s house, which commanded a view of that very beach, brings back fond memories of those moments”.
Another new product to be displayed in the showroom is the 2015 wardrobe system Antibes by Piero Lissoni. With its sleek bronze aluminium frame, it offers a complete range of storage solutions to fit any living space. Available in two versions – traditional wardrobe or walk-in closet – Antibes comes in a variety of finishes including matt lacquers and veneer woods, and is highly customisable thanks to a wide range of internal accessories.
To complete the offer, from September, Boffi UK welcomes to its two showrooms, Boffi Chelsea and Boffi Wigmore, the iconic soft furniture collections by De Padova, integrating its exceptional design offering, and becoming a more comprehensive interiors shopping destination for industry professionals and consumers alike. De Padova, which has been acquired by Boffi in April 2015, offers a wide range of freestanding furniture, from the bedroom, to the living room, which will complete Boffi’s portfolio for an all-encompassing high quality interiors offer.
Boffi Chelsea , 254 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AS
Opening times: 10.00 – 18.00, Monday to Saturday
Marta Bogna: firstname.lastname@example.org
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020 7590 8910
Established in 1934, Boffi is the only Italian high-end manufacturer specialising in kitchens, bathrooms and storage systems and its name has always been synonymous with top quality and cutting edge design. The search for ever more beautiful forms, technological innovation and a perfect mix of modernity and heritage have made the brand renowned in the market worldwide. In 2015 Boffi acquired furniture design company De Padova. www.boffiuk.com
De Padova was founded in 1956, the year in which Maddalena and Fernando De Padova opened a small store on Via Montenapoleone in Milan, and decided to import Scandinavian furniture. For the first time, the design of Northern Europe had reached Italy: a revolution that would permanently change the way people live.
In over 50 years of activity De Padova has kept faith with its original philosophy: design as a tool to spread emotion. The De Padova collection comes from the inspiration of the great design classics, from the love of fine craftsmanship and objects of memory, from research combined with innovation. www.depadova.com