30 November 2016
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National RV Trade Show 2016: Tecnoform's new kitchen module concept

Tecnoform, founded in 1965 by Federico Kerkoc, is a leading company in the design and supply of internal furniture for campervans and yachts. Based in Italy is a global partner of recreational vehicle manufacturers worldwide, especially in Europe, the USA and Australia. At the National RV Trade Show 2016 Tecnoform presents a new kitchen module concept with built-in lighting in the doors.

One of Tecnoform’s aims was to direct its creative effort into designing and producing kitchen modules using original solutions, partly inspired by home furniture. This cross-fertilisation led to the use of thinner sides and tops, surfaces of sheets of natural stone, and the alternation of textured materials, metal and wallpaper. There were many new elements never used before for furniture in the RV sector. Among the main innovations is the leading role given to the solution for lighting the main body of the piece of furniture and the doors. Using an exclusive system designed by Tecnoform’s design team, light becomes a design element built in directly to the door and using the transmission for diffusion. This system avoids wiring in the individual doors, making it simpler for manufacturers to assemble and reducing the costs of any after-market replacement work.

Other significant details of the concept and design of the new kitchen modules to highlight are: 

  • the introduction of a removable metal laminate sliding shelf with leather-effect (or raw beech) finish, which makes the space for support surfaces modular and extendible
  • the stylistic choices of the surfaces of the outer structures in natural stone sheets, with a slate effect
  • the wide use of compact, thin laminates for the horizontal surfaces.


Roberto Kerkoc

Roberto Kerkoc

Components such as cupboard doors, tables and horizontal surfaces remain the most important elements when defining the style of furniture for recreational vehicles. Going into a vehicle, whether a caravan or motorhome, the first impression of it comes from these elements. We are very aware of this and this is what our customers, global RV sector manufacturers, have been telling us for years and that is why our commitment is to continually work on interpreting their needs and always to be at the cutting-edge of design, manufacturing solutions, lightness and the use of new materials.

With regard to the doors presented this year at National RV Trade Show 2016, the dominant feature is definitely the integration of the light sources inside the actual doors. Light becomes truly part of the furniture, used to create an elegant atmosphere inside the vehicle and to enhance its spaces, emphasising the stylistic lines adopted. Tecnoform’s range of illuminated doors is wide and varied, in both shape and design but especially in the technological solutions used, which are behind the concepts presented.