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Aprile Kitchen

DESIGN: Piero Lissoni + CRS Boffi / 2010

DESCRITION: The Aprile kitchen is a project designed to emphasise the value of using natural materials. The kitchen is planned using new treated wood finishes, stainless steel and stone in different thicknesses, creating new solutions for worktops and peninsular eating areas.

Extractor hoods use an innovative externally vented system, and the project is further complemented by stainless steel legs on breakfast bar tops in solid wood.

Top-mounted units are available with open face or sliding door options, with integrated lighting and available in different finishes; they can be used between worktop and bar top as well.

The project uses standard existing specifications and sizing for the carcasses, with the benefits this brings for unified modular integration.

The doors are made of solid wood staves in several widths and thicknesses, in order to create a 3d effect with the handle - which is built into the thickness of the door. The doors are treated with natural oil.


Bearing structure: units in melamine-coated open-pore grey-graphite oak or silk white. The handle is inserted in side or upper door edge thickness.

Finished doors: M+ and Silcover, in the full range of Boffi colours; Decomat; laminate; stainless steel; aluminium; wood veneer (full range of wood finishes available from Boffi); 3D wood (solid or veneer); polyester, in the full range of Boffi colours and Corian®.

Worktops: with basin effect, recessed or not for the exclusive cooktops. Tops in matt satin stainless steel 60/110/190 mm (10 mm visible) thick; Corian® or stone/ marble th. 60 mm.

The customised or fixed-sized insets (with small or big sink, countertop waste chute) have a back area equipped with knives holder, containers with cover and electrical sockets.

It is possible to use semi- or flush-mounted CRS hobs and sinks on worktops in Corian® or welded hobs and sinks on stainless steel tops.


Carcasses: made of 19mm. panels.

Doors and front panels:

- made of 23mm. medium density panels, matt lacquered M+, Silcover or polyester, the full range of Boffi colours.

- Made of 23mm. panels in veneer wood (species as per range).

- Corian ®

- 3 mm. aluminium sheet, steel/dark finish, with melamine-coated support in the same finish as carcass, th. 19 mm.

- Solid or veneer 3D wood

- Wood particle board panel, melamine-coated Decomat with laser edge (white or pebble grey)

- Wood particle board panel, in laminate plated (range of Boffi colours)

- Stainless steel boxed structure, with filling panel made of light inert material


In extruded aluminium profile available in anodised stainless steel, white or matt black finishes. Other handles of Boffi range can be used.  

DuPont™ Corian® high-tech surface - an exclusive product and brand of DuPont is an advanced man-made material delivering superior levels of functionality and aesthetical performance for flat and curved surfacing applications in residential, public and commercial environments, indoor and outdoor. Thanks to its superior design versatility, durability and hygiene, DuPont™ Corian® is chosen worldwide by dozens of thousands of architects, designers, professionals and companies and by millions of consumers to create interior design, furnishing, lighting and architectural solutions for a wide range of sectors and very differentiated applications.

A long-lasting collaboration, strengthened each year by new challenges and new successes, is the result of a perfect harmony in values and sensitivity.

For decades Foster has been shaping for Boffi stainless steel products out of highly stylish and innovative projects. Great know-how and experience, tailoring skill and high quality standards are the key of this prestigious partnership. 

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