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Perfect Party Mix: Poggenpohl, Blanco and More

One of the most delightful experiences I had on the recent Modenus Blog Tour during Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas (which I’m sure you’ve all been following on social media) was a  penthouse cocktail party located in the Residences at Mandarin Oriental.


Beautiful functional kitchens and baths, party penthouse in the sky, living sculpture, what a mix!!
Beautiful and functional spaces, party penthouse in the sky and living sculpture. What a mix!! Photo courtesy of Chasen West Photography

We toured three suites in the sky, more than forty floors up,  all featuring products by Blanco, Poggenpohl and Cosentino, makers of Silestone and Dekton.  These exclusive residences were host to private events for the press and the design community.

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Poggenpohl kitchen with Blanco Steel Art sink and Culina faucet. Love the mix!

The theme of the evening was “The Art of Performance”.  Products were complemented by elegant bronze sculptures by California-based contemporary figurative artist Richard MacDonald.

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Bronze sculpture by Richard MacDonald, photo courtesy of Chasen West Photography

We also had living sculptures in the form of two very talented (and flexible) dancers.

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The talented “living sculptures”. Photo courtesy of Chasen West Photography

Blanco’s Precision Steel Art sinks were on show along with their edgy Culina faucets.  Incidentally this popular sink style comes in a 16″ smaller size perfect for prep or bar sinks.


Steel Art Precision Sink by Blanco
Steel Art Precision Sink by Blanco

It features angular lines, something really original and different from your standard stainless steel sink.

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Christy Emens, Communications and Marketing Manager of Blanco. Photo courtesy of  Blanco

I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely Christy Emens, Communications and Marketing Manager of  Blanco. She touts “livable design” which is Blanco’s version of personalization.  This involves not only a variety of sink and faucet sizes, but also accessories to add convenience in the kitchen.


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Blanco One, Culina faucet and some great accessories. Photo courtesy of Blanco

The Blanco One is a bit larger but still compact, plus you can trick it out with all kinds of goodies.

Back to the party, The Art of Performance is all about how kitchens and baths can be beautiful as well as functional and I think they proved their point.

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Aura by Dekton, love the continuous veining plus you can also use Dekton for exterior applications

Cosentino showcased their new Dekton color, Aura.  I love the continuous veining!

A bit of penthous Poggenpohl.  What could be better?
A bit of penthouse Poggenpohl. What could be better?

Poggenpohl’s design statement continues the theme of “personalization”, a major trend at the show. Your kitchen should be a reflection of your lifestyle.

As a 123 year old company, Poggenpohl was instrumental in the development of the first modern day kitchens.  The German company remains cutting edge in its design philosophy and use of materials.  In 2014 they introduced Poggenpohl P´7350 Design by Porsche, the latest incarnation by Porsche Design Studio.  The collection features a sleek new look achieved by the use of industrial mitering technology. Love!!


Poggenpohl detail, it’s all in the miters baby!

Back to the party.  Poggenpohl kitchen designer Anne Kramer, says  “Our vision is to personalize each kitchen to the homeowner’s needs for entertaining, for cooking, for storage and for lifestyle. Unlike traditional homes, these residences are at the height of the Las Vegas strip. A rarified atmosphere where anything is possible.” I think they succeeded.


Next up: The Big Show: KBIS Trend Recap


Gloria Graham-Sollecito

Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.

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