Kitchen without handles
Icon is characterised throughout by impressive high-tech solutions, starting from the various opening/closing systems used on most of the kitchen’s elements, such as the Flex wall cabinet, which combines initial vertical slide with a second phase in which the door rotates, giving access to the whole of the cabinet’s interior. The Evolution pull-out peninsula - one of the new programme’s most distinctive features - can be extended to different lengths depending on requirements: it can be used retracted as a snack-top or extended as a dining-table, with length adjusted to suit the number of diners. The CAN-DO cupboard system, on the other hand, has a pantograph opening mechanism, and is able to take appliances - which may be either visible, in a specific section, or concealed - with the aid of the exclusive “Ernestomeda Safety Oven Switch Off” safety system. This is an electronic device fitted when appliances are built into cupboards, which monitors power draw-down when the cabinet door is closed. Once electricity consumption exceeds 100 W, if the cupboard door is not opened within 90 seconds of the warning buzzer sounding, the system automatically switches the appliance off for complete safety. Another exciting innovation is the MOVE UP motorised storage cabinet: designed to ensure that all useful accessories are to hand when preparing food while still keeping the work-surface tidy, it is moved up and down by a concealed mechanism, activated by means of a touch control panel.