Italy has long been revered as the fashion and style capital of the world, lead through innovative and passionate design. Parallel to this, households in the UK are experimenting with new kitchen designs, appliances and colours more than ever. It was therefore only a matter of time before we looked to our boot-shaped counterparts for inspiration, and that’s what we see here today, from an exciting new Italian kitchen sink brand, Elleci.
Elleci were established in 1992 and now operate worldwide in more than 40 countries with a production plant in Italy and 5 sales offices. They are already the number one sink designer, manufacturer and supplier of designer coloured sinks and taps in Italy, but are also quickly becoming a market leader across the globe too.
Marcus Smyth, Sales Director, Elleci UK, commented “we are delighted to bring Elleci to the UK for the first time and firmly believe the market has craved for something more heartfelt and truly passionate, to add to their kitchen. We have been filled with confidence from the initial reception and look forward to exploring new opportunities to grow the brand”
Elleci offers a comprehensive range of coloured composite sinks, taps and accessories, all underlined with innovative Italian design and style, featuring what they believe to be the widest choice of colours and models from any supplier currently available in the UK.
The offer is price-pointed to suit different budgets, comprising of 7 different ranges starting with the Living range, which packs quite a punch for its price tag (from £259 RRP), especially considering each sink is paired with a 30 year warranty. At the top of the range is the spectacular Dogma (£1,599 RRP) and Sirex (£899 RRP) sinks, both of which received an “honourable mention” at this year’s RED DOT awards.
Throughout the range, there are different material options, and at the top-end, a material called Vitrotek is available. We are told that Vitrotek is made using special resins and microspheres of pure glass, which gives it a super smooth, super hard and very distinctive deep colour. The formulation of the material results in a finish that is 100% hygienic - bacteria is completely unable to establish itself within the sink surface.
A closer look at the range yields some pleasing results, not only does it boast a wide variety of colours, but also a raft of unique and useful features. In particular, we noticed (or rather didn’t) that the Dogma and Sirex range appear to have no visible overflow. Instead, we are told the drainage system is completely siphonic, which as well as looking slicker, reduces the opportunity for bad odours to build.
The full range is available from selected specialist distributors, including Sinkronicity, Leaker Direct and The Kitchen Sink Company.
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