In Venice, briccola is the name of the nautical structure made of oak piles and used for mooring boats and gondolas – a structure which also displays the level of the tides. After years submerged in the bay, the material this structure is made of is gradually carved out by shellfish and, eventually, it deteriorates; however, once out of the water, a second life awaits it – its unique texture and history are very much valued by great decorators.
One of the companies that has managed to get ahold of this valuable material is Anicca. This interactive showcase for technical finishes for construction projects, bathrooms, and kitchens features –at its headquarters in San Sebastián– a spectacular table that measures 4 meters in size and was created with briccolas. That table is a good example of the brand’s philosophy: a belief in the circular economy, constant evolution, and authenticity.
In its search for unique materials, Anicca became the only representative in Gipuzkoa of the number-one Italian kitchen brand, Scavolini. With more than half a century of history behind it and a presence in 50 countries, this exclusive brand has collections that allow for maximum customization, able to adapt to the taste and culture of anyone and the result of great technological investment combined with exquisite names in design, like the Japanese firm Nendo, with Oki Sato at the helm, and the experience of Chef Carlo Cracco.
Even the shop window at Anicca invites passersby to venture inside: “Touch it, look at it, smell it, step on it, get your feet wet, and feel it.” Silvia Gutgo and her multi-faceted technical team, experts in materials, put all their energy into listening to their customers, understanding their projects, and providing precise solutions – all the while considering the technical specifications, needs, and style of each individual. To accomplish that, they’ve created a space for interaction divided into rooms. Said space features an exclusive kitchen by Scavolini where culinary events are organized and an area with a water vapor sprinkler system. These rooms also provide access to select materials, such as baked clay tiles that were made by hand in Sicily, and porcelain tiles that are only 3 cm thick and which come in record dimensions (300 cm x 100 cm), the product of a porcelain laminating and compacting technology that has revolutionized the market.
In line with its close, personal approach, Anicca offers two coworking spaces that can be used free of charge by architects, engineers, interior designers, and companies that do construction and renovation. Professionals can present their projects to their clients there, all the while in contact with the materials that will be used – projects that can be undertaken from start to finish alongside Anicca.
Because it works with hundreds of renowned, prestigious brands, Anicca has become a “must” for those about to begin a renovation project, those who enjoy the beauty of everyday objects, and those who are in search of true treasures like the ones hidden under the tides of Venice.
Calle Portuetxe 57, San Sebastián.
Tel.: +34 943 253 150