NOBLE METALS ONLY
Fine materials with superlative properties based on time-honored traditions are selected and handcrafted in thicknesses that vary between 3 and 7mm, resulting in timeless and beguiling creations.
Copper is the oldest of materials. Enduring and hardwearing, it is a long-term investment for the home. Along with gold, it is the only naturally colored metal, bestowing warmth and elegance to interior design. Used since antiquity, copper has remarkable properties: it is natural, hardy, anti-bacterial, light, extremely malleable, and easy to work with.
Stainless steel has the greatest visual impact on the kitchen. A symbol of strength and modernity, it remains unchanged over time, withstanding high temperatures while still being practical for daily use.
Used for centuries in art, brass is known for its ductility, malleability, and resistance to corrosion. Due to its color and nuance, brass brings warmth to surroundings and can be easily matched with any style, from the more classical to the contemporary.
ENDLESS SOLUTIONS FOR TAILOR-MADE KITCHENS
All Officine Gullo kitchens can be made in any color on the RAL color chart, in addition to customized shades available on request. A wide range of finishes are available for brass details, such as the trims and handles, from classic galvanic finishes, including polished chrome, black or satin-finish nickel, to colored touches for a tone-on-tone effect or a contrast with the predominant structural color. We also offer an opaque high-tech finish for an ultra-modern effect.
Burnishing is always performed by hand to darken and lighten surfaces simultaneously, evoking slight ageing on the metal surface. The beauty of brass means that it changes with time, proudly revealing its age.
Brass gains a new form through the galvanizing process. The natural qualities of the material are enhanced with chrome, polished, nickel and matte effects.
Metals continue to be soldered by hand for Officine Gullo products because only the human eye can spot details that machinery is still unable to see.
The technology used to paint the kitchen structure is the same used in the car world. The result is a robust finish that withstands acidity and impact much more than traditional paints.
Chiseling by master craftspeople ensures that all Officine Gullo products are refined in every detail.
Handcrafted products such as solid brass bars are shaped using a lathe. Every piece is shaped and worked on the lathe before entering into production.
Hand hammering on the trim and panels accentuates the texture of the metal and achieves unique weave.
A GIFT FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS: THE ANTIQUES OF TOMORROW
Because of the durable and prized materials by which they are crafted, Officine Gullo kitchens are expertly made to withstand wear and tear over time. While the average lifespan of a kitchen ranges between ten and fifteen years, Officine Gullo kitchens are designed to last forever. Purchasing an Officine Gullo kitchen is not something you just do for yourself; it is for your children and grandchildren as well. It is an investment in the future, a leap of faith into the centuries to come.
“At Officine Gullo we manufacture with much longer timespans in mind than other industrial manufacturers in our sector. We create products that can be updated and improved, but never destroyed or forsaken. We work and design for both modern living and the antiques of tomorrow. Every element exudes resilience, beauty, and prestige from the materials used. In every creation, Florentine traditions are blended with meticulous research in function and beauty: we refine the steel structures of our cooking ranges with hand-hammered brass pieces, copper, high-thickness galvanic finishes, and engravings in the same way that artisans in Florence have forged metal for centuries, crafting unique works of art. We are proud to add our name to everything that comes from our workshops, knowing that this name will stand the test of time together with our creations.”
METAL AND TAILORING:
A PAIRING MADE POSSIBLE
Several worlds stand together at Officine Gullo: beauty and substance, research and luxury, dexterity and elegance, product, and process. In addition to (and perhaps even beyond) being a brand renowned worldwide for the uniqueness of its kitchens, Officine Gullo is exactly what the name says it is: a workshop where raw materials are cut, folded and shaped by hand to create timeless works of art. Now, as in the past, human hands hold the secret to alchemic transformation, from pristine matter to sublime creations.
Industrial, pre-finished, or semi-finished components do not feature in this process, just pure metal bars and sheets. In other words, in the company workshop, every creation begins from a substance in its raw state. The hammering, burnishing, nickel and brass chromium plating, the steel antique effect, and the powder coating of the structures are all conducted in the workshop after the parts have been shaped according to each order. The colors are not usually based on a standard chart; instead they are prepared in line with the customer’s specific requests, sometimes in the same shade as their favorite car or in a hue identical to their home furnishings, a fresco, or an ornament. The engraving of symbols, emblems and decorations is inspired by traditional Florentine iconography or custom-made in accordance with the customer’s wishes or family history; the opportunity for customization is limitless. For Officine Gullo, this means tailoring. By working exclusively on commission, the exception has become the rule and we have reached a level of quality rarely seen before in the industrial sector.