Scavolini is known for designing some of the best thought-out modular home solutions in the market today. Rather than resting on their laurels, they have brought in the expertise of architect Vittore Niolu to restyle and add new elements to their Motus Modular Collection.
The Motus collection by Scavolini is well known for its flexibility and usability, and the architect Vittore Niolu has used his design skills to restyle and add to it. Scavolini’s Modular collection is extremely popular due to the ease it can be configured to fit into any layout. Its flexibility is down to separate elements that can be combined to suit both the homeowner’s needs and the available space.
Vittore Niolu restyling pays particular attention to the more social aspect kitchens now play in modern-day society. In the past, kitchens were designed to be standalone rooms that were for a specific purpose. However, kitchens today frequently merge with the living room, resulting in a multi-use space suitable for whole family gatherings and interaction.
Some of the distinguishing features of the newly restyled Motus Modular collection is the handleless doors and drawers with recessed grips. There are two choices of finish for the door fronts; lacquered (glossy and matt) and textured melamine, which is available in various colours.
In the image above, the open-fronted wall units and tall units with mirrored glass inserts are Vulcan Grey matt lacquer, coupled with an island in Heron Grey matt lacquer. The worktops are Garden Walnut laminate, as is the breakfast bar that links the wall run to the island.
Another feature of the updated Motus collection is the protruding 65cm-deep drawer. Set at a sharp angle, the drawer injects an extra dose of visual interest into the design. This image (above) shows tall units and wall units in Heron Grey matt lacquer and base units and a laminate worktop in Abyss Stone. The two 65cm-deep protruding drawers are below the sink and hob, and – as a finishing touch – the aluminium bar holds Scavolini’s Sign accessories.
To ensure a smooth transition between the kitchen and living room, Scavolini has enlisted the help of its Fluida wall system (a flexible design that is compatible with many of the Scavolini collections). The Fluida system can be wall-mounted or freestanding. It can help to turn a large space into a multi-functional space without compromising on the flow of natural light whilst making the most out of the original available space.
Each of the Fluida wall system elements is available in a lacquered or textured melamine finish, and all can be mixed and matched to create a customised design for the space.
Pictured (above) is the Fluida wall system in an Iron Grey finish, featuring open-fronted compartments and transparent smoked glass doors with aluminium frames in Anthracite Grey. If you want to add a splash of colour, the two base units have Teal Green matt lacquered doors.
The flexibility of Scavolini’s Fluida wall system means that it can be used to zone a large space or define a living space. Whatever capacity it is used, and based upon individuals’ preferences, it can be made to work in any space using a clever combination of drawers, cupboards and open compartments.
The Motus living room solution (above) features the Fluida wall system with drawers in Seagull Grey and base units in Morocco Red matt lacquer. The addition of a table means that the living area can double up as an office or dining space too. The table has a Seagull Grey laminate top and solid wood legs.
Scavolini began its life in Pesaro in 1961 and was the brainchild of brothers Valter and Elvino Scavolini. In just a few years, the small artisan company specialising in kitchen production turned into one of the most important Italian industrial companies. Today, its headquarters has 700 employees and covers a surface area of 204,000 m², with 90,000 m² indoors.
Over the years, Scavolini’s product range has continued to expand. It now includes a broad array of dedicated living room solutions – with an offering that includes both integrated and independent living rooms – through to the walk-in wardrobe, all of which help to create a ‘total-look home.’
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