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Rua Kitchen and TM Italia’s “culture of uniqueness”

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On 28 November 2019, the Italian studio Ruadelpapavero will be present at the showroom Via Larga 3 in Milan for the talk Design Convivium, to discuss about the kitchen awarded with the ADI Design Index and the company's sartorial approach.

TM Italia was born in 1951 from the will of two artisan brothers, Giacomo and Gabriele Tondi, to found in Ascoli Piceno a carpenter's workshop which 40 years later received the actual name of the company producing tailor-made kitchens. In 1998 their sons Ares and Gianluca started a process of brand renewal, while maintaining its artisan approach. The two introduced the concept of a variable matrix system, a process of component industrialisation that allowed the kitchen to be widely customised.

The brand develops its vision of contemporary cuisine not only with established architects and designers but also with emerging talents such as Ruadelpapavero. The studio began its collaboration with TM Italia in 2012, with the design of the FX kitchen, followed by the successful Miuccia model - perhaps the most representative of the company - and the recent Rua Kitchen. Characterised by the fine three-dimensional processing of the doors that creates a syncopated vertical rhythm, the kitchen has recently been awarded the ADI Design Index and will compete for the Compasso D'Oro.

Ruadelpapavero will be the protagonist of one of the talks of the series Design Convivium, which will be held in the showroom of Via Larga 3 in Milan on 28 November 2019. The designers will talk about their projects and in particular the secrets of the success of the Rua kitchen; they will talk about their past with TM Italia and the corporate approach that enhances the "culture of uniqueness".  Having such an orientation today means being able to combine 350 different materials, with 50 woods, 50 marbles and stones, 50 colours, 5 heights and depths. The possible combinations of spaces, volumes, dimensions, details, finishes, arrangements, functionality, interior fittings and combinations is almost infinite and no kitchen is ever the same as the other. 

The "Prêt à projet" catalogue is the tool that best represents the stylistic maturity of TM Italia. By collecting the variables of eight different kitchen models, the publication represents a guide to the design of your furniture in the infinite compositional possibilities of TM Italia.  Furthermore, TM Italia's R&D team, which specialises in research into technical materials and advanced technological solutions, develops innovative solutions in terms of ergonomics, functionality and environmental sustainability of the kitchens. In collaboration with international research centres and universities, the company experiments with new materials and domestic technologies, creating a know-how that is open and accessible to designers who have to design Made to Measure commissioned by the company.

TM Italia does not know the concept of out size, but it shapes every single project on a human scale. The out of standard is the ordinary, allowing the company to get where many others stop. This approach allows to avoid waste, to produce unique pieces designed from the customer's needs and to have the best selection of raw materials avoiding the logic of stock.

Rua Kitchen
TM Italia
Series of talks:
Design Convivium
First talk:
Nicola Gallizia - 9 October 2019 h 18.30
Second talk:
Michael Geldmacher - 7 November 2019 h 6.30 pm
Third talk:
Ruadelpapavero - 28 November 2019 h 6.30 pm
Fourth talk:
Carlo Colombo - 12 December 2019 h 6.30 pm
Moderated by:
Giulia Guzzini, Domus
Media partner:
via Larga corner piazza S. Stefano 5, Milan
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