Luxury Home Décor: With more and more homeowners going "green," it was only a matter of time before manufacturers stepped up to the plate. Though the trend of eco-friendliness proves to be profitable, its significance is unarguably life changing.

More and more celebrities are speaking out. Even our former vice president has put in his two cents. Hybrid vehicles are almost as common as SUVs these days, and we've even managed to turn corn into fuel. The misconception that "green" products lack luster is a thing of the past.

The Arclinea Collection of Contemporary Italian Kitchens proves that quality can, in fact, go hand in hand with conservation. The ecologically sound design team furnishes "green" kitchens while maintaining contemporary aesthetics.

Now, having a "green" kitchen doesn't mean your cabinets must be made out of hemp. No one wants to make you feel bad for wanting to showcase your gleaming stainless steel appliances. In fact, Arclinea offers gorgeous stainless steel pieces all equipped with an extra something special- the added comfort of knowing you did your part.

Established in 1925, Arclinea is a proven leader among the industry and has been on the "green" bandwagon for some time now. Arclinea is known for using non-toxic paints and lacquers, which are free from heavy metals and offer low emissions. The company has decided to take it one step further, and has converted to a water-based finishing system. With the new system intact, Arclinea has surpassed industry standards as well as those set by environmental legislation.

Arclinea has done more than just scratch a superficial surface. The company has delved in head first and explored the deep waters of the organic movement. The construction of the collection is fabricated from 100-percent recycled and regenerated wood, aluminum, stainless steel, glass and solid acrylic paneling. Arclinea makes it a point to obtain wood derived from fully managed and sustainable forests.

Beyond that, Arclinea is making headway by furnishing its own energy regeneration plant. Housed in the Italian factory, the plant is engineered to convert production-waste into fuel. The company also has implemented an electrostatic precipitator system designed to de-dust flue gases. Talk about taking great strides.

The manufacturer's latest addition, Arclinea San Diego, is one of eight stores located within the United States. The San Diego store will serve as the company's flagship showroom and will feature pieces from the entire collection. The San Diego team is trained in the many facets of home restoration and can help design and customize all of your kitchen needs.