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If you’re tiring of the sleek minimalism of current kitchen design and prefer yours to look like it’s made of Meccano, you could do worse than check out Forza’s showroom on London’s Great Portland Street. As part of the London Design Festival this month, the Italian furniture, kitchen and lighting showroom is giving part of its ground floor to displaying the new demode ‘Meccanica’ kitchen range by Valcucine. Built of a steel framework, all the jointing is mechanical and uses no adhesives at all. Shelves, jumbo drawers and worktops can be in wood or metal and are fully deconstructable so the system can be dismantled, moved and reconfigured, or just recycled. For a premium they will construct it for you – but where’s the fun in that?

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