What they are
Donatella Pisano tells us how the electric towers are, technically, “A system to hide the final wiring and cables that was initially created in the field of office furniture and was then transferred to residential interior design as well”. The retractable electrical systems in the home are, in fact, ideal for the kitchen worktop and are also very useful in the study area or in the TV wall.
“These are not slippers with space for several sockets, but a system of socket blocks that are perfectly safe also from an electrical point of view”, continues Donatella Pisano.
When to use them
Paolo Didonè tells us how “In our architectural projects we often use electric towers because they are convenient for kitchens with island and have a minimum cost, around 40-50 euros for the standard model, which does not affect the final price of a kitchen. Furthermore, if the customer wants something more technologically advanced, electric turrets with USB sockets are available to recharge the phone, so you can read the recipes on your mobile phone while you are charging it, remaining next to the hob ».
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According to experts, the electric towers in the kitchen are an excellent compromise between functionality and aesthetics, however, Paolo Didonè warns us, “Like every detail of the architectural project, even the concealed systems with turrets must be carefully thought out, hindering or uncomfortable, the technical space under the worktop must be occupied and the choice of the tower must also harmonize aesthetically with the rest of the kitchen “.