BOSTON, Mass. — Arclinea Boston, the Italian kitchen design showroom, has won a Watermark Grand Award for kitchens it designed for D4, the luxury condominium development in Boston’s South End. Produced by BUILDER and Custom Home magazines, the Watermark Awards honor excellence in kitchen and bath design. Jurors for this year’s competition reviewed nearly 150 entries.
“Receiving this award shows that meticulously crafted, custom designed kitchens-ergonomic, functional, and elegant-can have a tremendous impact in a multi-unit development,” says Arclinea Boston owner Philip Guarino. “A well-crafted kitchen is a smart way for developers to make high-end projects truly exceptional, giving every resident the personalized, cutting-edge kitchen experience they crave.”
The award winning Arclinea D4 kitchens feature sleek, exquisite materials and a floor plan that accommodates gourmet level cooking and comfortable entertaining. Crafted as an integral element of each unit’s living space, the kitchens feature an open design placing major functions-including refrigerator, wall oven, microwave, and dishwasher-in ergonomic positions along a support wall. A multifunctional island bridges workspace and adjacent areas.
The kitchens incorporate warm teak finishes with a horizontal grain, creating an open, expansive feeling. White Cervaiole marble countertop complements each unit’s bright, minimal palette. Abundant storage, ingeniously located in the island and wall units, eliminates clutter. Integrated drawer pulls maintain the kitchen’s clean lines. Symmetry is emphasized, with the island perfectly centered against the kitchen’s back wall, the sink placed precisely in the middle, and the wall oven and refrigerator placed evenly at either side. The island sink faucet, featuring a sculptural design, is a playful and elegant focal point.
A collaboration between Boston based design firm Urbanica and legendary designer Philippe Starck, D4 is a 26-unit contemporary condominium project built within the South End’s former D4 police station. It features a green roof, glass-enclosed ‘winter garden’ courtyard, garage parking, and on-site concierge services.
Arclinea Boston is the first flagship showroom in the United States for Arclinea-an industry leader in the manufacturing of luxury, contemporary kitchens, designed and coordinated by the acclaimed Italian architect Antonio Citterio. Arclinea kitchens are differentiated by their innovative design, creative technology and exquisite materials. The Boston showroom, located at 10 St. James Avenue in the Design District, showcases examples of the entire Arclinea Collection, and offers consumers a full-service, turnkey solution to their kitchen design process.
For more information about Arclinea Boston, please call 617/357-5777 or visit http://www.arclineaboston.com.
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