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The Future Lies Beneath the Counter Top

They say that what’s inside is what counts.  That couldn’t be more true when it comes to some of the newest technology for your kitchen.  The counter top is one of the most integral parts of your kitchen.  Besides being a major visual element running right through the center, it is also a functional element.  Did I say function?  How about a counter top that is also a cooktop?

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FTK: Latest in Appliances on Show at EuroCucina

Let’s see.  Where were we?  Ah, yes.  I was going to tell you about FTK at iSaloni.  If you don’t know about my trip to Milan with the Blanco Design Council during Design Week, you’ve got some catching up to do!  Anyway, FTK, or Technology for the Kitchen, is a showcase for innovation in the category of domestic appliances.

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Kitchen Love, Italian Style at Acheo and Poggenpohl

Ok so you got me, Poggenpohl is not Italian.  They are German, except when they’re in Milan, then they’re Italian.  Good enough? I can hardly believe I’ve been home for over a week!  Images and impressions are still swirling around in my head from the wonderful time I spent with Blanco and some fellow members of the Blanco Design Council in Milan.  Design Week was not limited to the extensive exhibition at the Rho Fairgrounds but also included events all over town.  We visited two memorable and cutting edge showrooms on our visit. Read more

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Kitchen Case Study: Update and Integrate

This is what we're dealing with, view out the back of the townhouse
This is what we’re dealing with, view out the back of the townhouse

 

 

One of the perks (not twerks) of my job is that I get to work in lovely homes on the beach.  If I’m having a “design panic moment” all I have to do is look out the window at the ocean and all is well.  This townhouse project came to me as a referral and is actually a winter home on the ocean in Delray Beach.  This homeowner is a potter with a keen eye for design and finishes.

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Poggenpohl, Ultimate Form and Function

Poggenpohl new ash wood veneer

Whether your in the market for a new kitchen or you’re in the business of selling kitchens one of the first questions that comes up is, “what’s your style?” Are you traditional, transitional or contemporary?  If the answer is contemporary, the elements to look for include seamless integration, totally efficient function and clean sleek lines.  These happen to be the standards at Poggenpohl, founded over 120 years ago as the first German kitchen brand and now  the best known kitchen brand in the world – present in more than 70 countries around the globe.  Poggenpohl can show you what true European contemporary design is all about.

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We’ve come a long way. This was the first kitchen offered by Poggenpohl in 1892! Check out this timeline to see how designs and technology have progressed over the years

Today they continue to think outside the box (pun intended) to offer some of the   most cutting edge cabinetry in the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new +EDITION collection from Poggenpohl combines the best of both worlds, crisp clean white lacquer with warm natural walnut wood veneer.  It is available in flat panel or thin frame detail door styles. New black glass upper wall cabinets include the same thin frame details with finished interiors and LED lighting.
The new +EDITION collection from Poggenpohl combines the best of both worlds, crisp clean white lacquer with warm natural walnut wood veneer.  It is available in flat panel or thin frame detail door styles. New black glass upper wall cabinets include the same thin frame details with finished interiors and LED lighting.

Behind the scenes storage is also a Poggenpohl hallmark.  A wide range of  available drawer inserts can be customized to your needs.  These kitchens are not designed, they’re engineered!  This includes not only cabinets but thin counter tops, offered in glass or stone, and even integrated glass front cooking appliances!  One can be sure that their kitchens are as pleasurable to look at as they are to work in.  I also love that although the elements are integrated they seem to also stand alone as individual sculptural statements.  (Spoken like a true kitchen designer channeling her inner artist.)

A tricked out backsplash eliminates counter clutter
A tricked out backsplash eliminates counter clutter

A modern European kitchen utilizes the easy to reach back splash area under the upper cabinets.  Other elements to notice include horizontal graining, mid-height cabinetry and a mix of texture and materials.

 

What’s inside counts! A place for everything saves time, the most precious commodity in a busy life

I enjoyed learning about Poggenpohl and their design philosophy as a part of the Modenus Blog Tour New Orleans.

Next up:  We’re gonna get steamy at KFL!  Adding luxury and health benefits to your bathing experience with Mr. Steam

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