A NEW LIGHTNESS IN THE WORKING AREA. The working area is characterised by its extreme visual lightness. This is achieved by replacing the classic design scheme with wall units in favour of a modular and continuous glass shelf equipped with a LED light bar capable of perfectly illuminating the working area. The shelf can either incorporate a stainless steel wall-mounted extractor hood or remain entirely free. In this way it offers elegant and functional illumination with constant, diffuse light enhancing the warm and refined atmosphere in the environment, as well as providing a practical shelf for domestic storage. In this regard: the working shelf incorporates an aluminium bar that allows accessories and tools to be inserted.
ISLAND EXTRACTOR HOOD: TECHNOLOGICAL AND FUNCTIONAL INNOVATION. The extractor hood constitutes a highly distinctive design element of the Lux kitchen. The island solution, in particular, completely reinvents the extraction function by freeing it from the suspended body concept in favour of a new floor extraction technology. The island extractor hood is a self-filtering solution. It takes the form of a rational stainless steel element that can be positioned at the end of islands and peninsulas; the extraction unit with active carbon filter (1000 m3 extraction capacity) is positioned under the base units. This expels the air though a special fume abatement device. The control panel is activated via a touch-sensitive control and switches on both the extraction function and the lighting. This solution offers multiple advantages. Above all, it solves installation-related problems by eliminating fume and odour extraction pipes. In this way it also eliminates any architectural constraints and therefore any masonry work or adjustments otherwise required.
THE INTELLIGENT CORNER. The apparent simplicity of Lux conceals unexpected design solutions. An example is the corner configuration, a space that is normally difficult to exploit yet highly useful, especially in compact environments where every centimetre is precious. Lux reinvents the corner by introducing a new 60 cm tall cupboard unit that ideally divides and separates the working area from that reserved for storage. This tall cupboard unit was specially designed for being customised, both on the front as on the adjacent panels. The upper section houses accessories and kitchen utensils for food preparation and the lower section comprises a compartment for housing small domestic appliances. The upper compartment is equipped with pull-out baskets to simplify use of the wall unit.
THE HANDLE THAT IS NOT A HANDLE: DISCREET ERGONOMICS. Another highly innovative element of this design is its handle. Lux intelligently satisfies those who do not wish to renounce the practicality of a handle, and yet at the same time prefer a generally clean aesthetic and style. Lux's solution is therefore a "handle that is not a handle". Recessed and invisible, it is designed to open both the lower element to which it is applied and the upper element. Thanks to this particular design solution, the handle is visually aligned along an ideal horizontal line running through the kitchen immediately under the worktop. With regard to the finishes, the handle comes with a chrome-plated finish on the outer part, while the inner part is available in all the standard lacquer finishes in addition to the anodised aluminium finish.
TECHNOLOGICAL, FUNCTIONAL AND ECOLOGICAL LIGHT. Light is a fundamental element of Lux. With its uniform and extremely evocative character, the lighting system in this kitchen touches all the working areas, where it acquires a specific purpose. It is built-in, with LED bars in the long operating shelf (for lighting the food preparation zone), housed in a vertical luminous panel (which ideally divides the storage area from the working area), housed in a luminous panel inside the storage compartments positioned in the corner column, and lastly also housed inside the base units and cupboards. A technological, and at the same time, ecological lighting system: a strong design feature, which in Lux is achieved through the use of high-performance low energy consumption LED solutions.