With 25 patents under its belt, Lapitec is the new kid on the literal block of stone material comparable, and claimed to be even better, than marble. After years of research, Lapitec, the name of material and the Italian company who produces it, has created the world’s only sintered stone. The material is a blend of pure and natural materials. It is similar in beauty to marble but with more properties ideal for household and commercial use.
Sintered stone is a resilient and replicable material. Just like marble, lapitec is made of 100% mineral composition. It also has sustainable and environmentally-friendly properties such as no petroleum derivatives or other chemicals in its production. Unlike marble, which needs to be quarried by oftentimes invasive processes, lapitec does not. Lapitec is not impacted by pollutants, therefore its color and integrity remains intact overtime. It also does not require surface treatments to be made to keep it in tiptop shape. However, it does require low levels of easy routine maintenance.
Lapitec is known for its resistance to scratches and stains that can often reduce the quality of marbled surfaces. Lapitec is resistant to high temperatures and it is not absorbent. This quality of marble and other materials for kitchen surfaces can damage and even ruin them. Lapitec is calling their product the “natural alternative to marble.” Aesthetically, Lapitec has a wide selection of finishes in a diverse neutral color range.
Now that you know the qualities of lapitec, the company just released an electrothermal cooking system called “Lapitec Chef.” Lapitec Chef is hidden under an innovative sintered stone surface. This patented and tech savvy system is activated by a uniquely modern cooking mat. The development of this cooking system and electrothermal properties was created in collaboration with the University of Padua.
This is the type of kitchen arrangement minimalists have only dreamed about. There is a low waste of surface area and it is concealed.
The Lapitec Chef cooking system is easy to operate. Once installed, you simply place the silicone mat over the top of the touch controls and switch on the system to activate them. If the mat is not placed on top and turned on, Lapitec Chef is easy to operate: users must simply place the Lapitec silicone mat the induction system and controls will not work. However, you can use this surface area as a regular kitchen countertop. Very small, barely noticed engravings, mark the controls. They will never turn on without the silicone mat on top and activated.
The Lapitec cooking system looks like something you’d find in a futuristic sci-fi film. The type you might scratch your head about and wonder, “why don’t we actually have these?” For those who love electronic music, it resembles one of those new high-tech, music sampler and beat track touch pads. The silicone mat isn’t your ordinary mat either. It is equipped with magnetic sensors and hidden coils. It works in conjunction with all induction cookware, it is dishwasher safe and it has both bridge and child-lock mode.