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Modular kitchen system designed by Luigi Massoni in 1972, recognized among the masterpieces of Italian design as the first kitchen available without handle. The door opening on the base units is allowed by a shaped aluminium profile (upper handle-rail). The base units, with two or more drawers, can be fitted with a middle handle-rail or a push-opening, giving a minimalist design aspect.

The tall units can be opened through vertical aluminium profile spacers on the sides. Worktops, panels and fronts are available in a wide range of finishes. Over the years this kitchen has been updated with new materials, including painted frosted glass (doors and tops) and aluminium (doors), becoming always more sophisticated and textured. Xila kitchen is now available in the new composite MDI: a high-performance material, made of high-purity minerals soft to the touch, hygienic and nontoxic, highly resistant, made of recycled materials, so totally ecological. The basin-effect worktop that includes the built-in equipped track Inside System Top, can have multiple functions thanks to compatibility with Inside accessories, the elegant long hanging bar for ladles or other accessories, equipped with LED lighting and the totally integrated downdraft hood.

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Very first handle less kitchen model

Frontrunner in the kitchen: it was the first to showcase wall and base units without handles and with a simple pressure opening. A revolution that has made Xila unique and timeless.
The module as standard

Xila inherits the innovation introduced by the previous E15 of 1965. Emulating the building standards based on 15 cm and multiples, it sets fixed modularity for the kitchen units.
Meet the designer
Luigi Massoni

He began his activities as architect, designer, publicist and publisher in the fifties in Milan. A top figure in the sector, he works with famous names in Italian architecture. He worked for Boffi in the sixties as designer and art director, creating some of the first modular systems for home and kitchen. He did similar work with many Italian industries, operating in the sectors of furnishings, plastic materials, ceramics, glass and crystal, metals, leather goods, household goods and gift items.

His works, published in the main Italian and foreign magazines, have won numerous prizes and wide recognition. He lives in Recanati and since 2001 has collaborated with the studio 967 Architetti Associati, handling projects for Poltrona Frau, Fratelli Guzzini and Upper. For Boffi he created: the Dogu kitchen and bathroom, the Xila kitchen and bathroom, the Punto bathroom, the E15 kitchen, the AL15 kitchen and the A1 cupboard.

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