360 Newbury, Yoo D4 by Starck, First+First all to feature Arclinea custom designer kitchens
BOSTON, Mass. – June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston (www.arclineaboston.com), the first flagship showroom in the United States for kitchens designed and coordinated by the acclaimed Italian architect Antonio Citterio, will provide custom designer kitchens for three upcoming condominium developments throughout Boston, including Yoo D4 by Starck in the South End, 360 Newbury in the Back Bay, and First+First in South Boston.
“Custom kitchens from Arclinea are defined by innovative design, creative technology, and exquisite materials,” says Arclinea Boston owner Philip Guarino. “It’s exciting to see Arclinea kitchens become the new standard for Boston homeowners who seek the best.”
Arclinea Boston’s team of professional architects, led by senior project manager Mercedes Farrando, are working closely with developers to realize the unique design requirements for each of the three projects. The 26 units at Yoo D4 by Starck, site of a former police station at 7 Warren Avenue in the South End, are designed by Philippe Starck. The units are scheduled for completion in 2006.
“We knew that the kitchens in these units had to meet a very high standard,” says Yoo D4’s Panos Demeter, of the Demeter Development Group. “We were thrilled when we found Arclinea Boston. Antonio Citterio’s meticulous and dynamic kitchen designs are a perfect fit with the creative vision of Philippe Starck, and the union of these two legends has helped to make Yoo D4 a highly anticipated project. It’s an added bonus to have the team at Arclinea Boston, including their on-staff architects, so close.”
Meichi Peng, senior designer/manager with ADD Inc, the company that provided architectural and interior design services for the 360 Newbury development, agrees. “After reviewing a number of alternatives, ADD Inc recommended Arclinea’s high quality product designed by Antonio Citterio because its clean, contemporary lines achieved the look we wanted for the space. The ease of working with Arclinea’s talented senior project manager, Mercedes Farrando, was another selling point for us. In addition, the accessibility of the showroom in Boston, where the product can be seen and accessories ordered, makes the product an attractive option for potential condominium buyers.”
The exterior of the 360 Newbury building, which currently houses the Virgin Megastore, was famously redesigned by architect Frank Gehry in 1989. Units are scheduled for completion in 2006.
The First+First townhouse residences in South Boston — also featuring Arclinea kitchens — are set for completion in summer 2006.
“The decision to hire Arclinea for our latest project, First+First, was made for several reasons, not least of which was their invaluable experience in kitchen design. Arclinea’s ability to rationalize how a kitchen functions has created a more intelligent and coherent living environment which I expect will greatly improve the quality of life for future First+First homeowners,” says P. Andrew Pappas, project manager for Pappas Enterprises.
Based at 10 St. James Avenue in Boston’s Design District, the Arclinea Boston showroom showcases examples of the entire Arclinea collection, and offers consumers a full-service, turnkey solution to their kitchen design process.
More information: www.arclineaboston.com.