1996 THE BEGINNING
Semolina Design begins making custom furniture. In 2003, Purekitchen is founded with a move to kitchen cabinet production.
Purekitchen appears at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), introducing one of the first “green” residential cabinetry lines to the NYC architectural and design community.
Develops wheat board core cabinet products. Begins using Richlite paper composite countertops, and becomes an early adopter of NAUF materials, Purebond Plywood, Bamboo plywood, and low VOC finishes. With a close relationship with Bettencourt Green Building Supplies (now Ecosupply), integrates rapidly renewable and alternative panel materials for applications in kitchen cabinetry.
Well in advance of the 2009 and 2012 CARB2 emissions standards, Purekitchen begins providing residential cabinetry to numerous chemically sensitive customers.
Completes green multi-family residential projects in Brooklyn – Atlantic Avenue, Manhattan Avenue, Mak Residences.
Takes a leadership role as a private label product (outsourced local manufacturing), educating multiple OEM vendors about green material sources and suppliers
The design and sales side of purekitchen is merged with the manufacturing and retail kitchen sales of the Imperia Kitchen Cabinets under the parent company, Cory Manufacturing Inc.
Cory Manufacturing Inc.’s 35,000 sq. ft. modern manufacturing facility continues to produce high quality kitchen cabinetry and casework, fulfilling orders for both Imperia and purekitchen, with both offering in-house finishing for custom colors, finishes, and low-VOC options for highly customized solutions.