A profile separating the doors that is also a handy solution for opening the units: this is the distinguishing element on Thea, shared by other models from the past that have successfully written the Arclinea story. Now, thanks to a series of details and project choices added by Antonio Citterio to the extreme practicality and aesthetic minimalism typical of handle-free kitchens, Thea enables the design of both Wet and Show kitchens. This well-defined concept is in line with the trend that sees the kitchen divided into two distinct yet complementary zones: the former with focus on work, the latter more for socialising and conceived for the living area. Perfectly integrated into the Collection as part of a single cohesive project, Thea’s links with the company’s history and philosophy are apparent even in its name, borrowed from the very first Arclinea kitchen in the sixties.
Thea interprets a versatile project, using comfortable rational architecture to create an extremely liveable setting, proving just how perfectly it manages to separate the functional part or Wet kitchen, from the socialising area or Show kitchen. The wall in NTF black ash, with built-in coplanar door from the new Frame System, is both storage and walk through, a filter that hides the functional kitchen, a separate zone conceived as a highly efficient workplace. It also provides an elegant wood panelled backdrop that flatters the island in the middle of the room. Relations and rapport rotate around the island for socialising, characterised by the original design of its Waterfall worktop and Canto snack bar, in dialogue with the double Madia featuring interiors in NTF fossil oak.