History

Cucina’s History

Cucina Kitchens & Baths - Cucina's History - San Luis Obispo - Pear and PaperFor over thirty years we have been producing challenging projects.

Starting in 1980 we were commissioned to provide interactive displays, as well as the interior upfit for the Museum of Science and Technology in Phoenix, Arizona. For the next several years, we produced trade show displays, interiors for restaurants, bars, laboratories, recording studios, law offices and reception counters for countless businesses, including medical offices and hospitals. Our products have been shipped worldwide, and our residential projects have taken us around the country and as far afield as Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

In 1985, we relocated the business to San Luis Obispo County, California, where we began to produce the area’s first true European cabinets, using the European system of casegood manufacturing exclusively. Our extensive background as custom fabricators enables us to provide techniques such as close radius post forming, advanced bending and forming, as well as curvilinear casegoods, furniture and millwork in solid woods, veneers and plastic laminates. Although our focus has primarily been residential projects, we have continued to provide fine office interiors for special clients. For many years, we were the sole source producers for Mid State Bank, where we designed and produced the teller lines and furniture for many branches…both new construction and remodels…from Oxnard to Cambria, California.

In 1990, we opened our first showroom in San Luis Obispo and became the first (and only) fully custom manufacturer to provide a complete design service. Our years in industrial and commercial design, as well as hundreds of residential projects, furthers our ability to offer an approach to design and functional layout that is unmatched in the industry. Over the last fifteen years, we have continued to refine our design approach of maximizing kitchen ergonomics while meeting the project’s aesthetic criteria…whether it be Tuscan, Victorian, or Ultra Contemporary…while simultaneously rendering these designs with the same quality and attention to detail as is customarily found in the finest furniture.