Quite possibly the least-addressed interior (but most in need of careful organization), laundry rooms have to meet many needs in often-small, secondary and sometimes-awkward areas of a home.

Laundry activities can, by necessity, be relegated to thin hallways, tiny landings or the extra square footage along one side of an attached (or detached) garage.

Meanwhile, washers and dryers (except some stackable ones) hardly lend themselves to space-saving strategies and compounding the problem.

Valcucine tries to approach the problem holistically, with custom ironing boards, fitted cupboards, integrated drawers, shelves and sliding panels that work with and around necessary appliances (including optional mobile laundry baskets located conveniently below each machine).

This series of general plans and layout ideas illustrating how one can maximize use of all available vertical wall surfaces from floor to ceiling.

The broad material palette used includes everything from painted steel and glass to unrolled wood, aluminum and acrylic resins.

And while their laundry-specific systems might win any awards, their similarly modern, minimalist and elegant dining room, kitchen and office accessories could.

From Style Park:

“Valcucine applies all its indisputable know-how to plan a “home laundry”: it designs a contemporary washtub that blends the features of bygone days with present-day shapes and materials: it invents new units to house appliances, ironing boards, customizable jumbo drawers and cupboards with a well-constructed set of accessories.”

“These systems have pure volumes and minimal structures in which painted steel, glass, unrolled wood, aluminium and acrylic resins are spontaneously used together.”

“The addition of the Protex washing machine and dryer of the Neue KolleKtion by AEG, the latest generation of appliances that guarantee perfect washing and superlative care of even the most delicate fabrics, completes the picture.”

“The concept of ergonomics and of transformability is the common denominator at the basis of all the Valcucine Laundry concepts. From the raised, vibration-dampening washing machine and dryer niches to the mobile laundry baskets below them; from the tops that can be pulled out when necessary to the fold-away, heated, ironing boards with a vacuum that are adjustable in height and to the boards that cover the washtub transforming it into a practical worktop.”