The Rua kitchen, designed in 2018 by Ruadelpapavero, was selected for inclusion in the ADI Design Index 2019, together with 225 other projects preselected for the ADI Compasso d’Oro, which will be awarded in 2020.
This prestigious recognition of the design and production quality of TM Italia forms part of a gradual repositioning programme starting from strategic design. Rua is part of a company project involving continuous research and a connection with young talent. The 2018 collection launched the Ruadelpapavero, Bernhardt&Vella and Marco Taietta projects, all making their début in kitchen design with TM Italia, under the creative direction of Piero Sabatini, demonstrating the ability to scout for talent, to transfer knowledge, and to produce innovation in every kitchen design.
There are a number of innovative elements that characterise the Rua kitchen. The first is the choice of veneered and enhanced MDF, a material usually hidden from view. The three-dimensional processing brings out the essence of the material, which is pulp-dyed and as a result aesthetically enhanced.
The fluted glass, dovetail joints and other details of high-end carpentry pay tribute to the small, sophisticated studios that represent the dense fabric of quality Italian craftsmanship.
There’s no lack of green credentials either, an integral part of all TM Italia’s production: all the panels used are in the second recovery cycle in the wood processing chain.
“We are very proud of this result achieved through the constant effort and passion of all our TM Italia employees and business partners”, stated Gianluca Tondi, General Manager of TM Italia. “To have been included on the shortlist of products nominated for the 2020 ADI Compasso d’Oro gives a very strong message, attesting to the fact that our repositioning and product innovation strategy is moving in the right direction.”
RUA will be on display at the ADI Design Museum – the first museum dedicated to Italian Design
The opening of the first museum entirely dedicated to Italian design is scheduled for June, in the former industrial area between via Ceresio and via Bramante in the heart of Milan. The 2400-square-meter exhibition space will house the over 350 projects awarded with the Compasso d’Oro since 1954. This important ‘narrating museum’ project was curated by the studio Migliore + Servetto together with Italo Lupi. A temporary exhibition, which will be set up in the occasion of the XXVI Compasso d’Oro ADI award ceremony, will host Rua among the 2019 Design Indexes. A prestigious recognition of the productive and design quality of TM Italia which is part of a progressive repositioning process focused on strategic design.