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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.

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RED PLUS BLUE EQUALS PURPLE IN THE KITCHEN!

After a long election I’m sure you’re in the mood for something TOTALLY different.  Me too.  Congrats to the winners and may we mend our fences and make up with all the friends we temporarily (hopefully) blocked on Facebook.  As someone who is passionate about art, I am always looking at color and the effect it has on our environment.  As a nod to the red and the blue states today I’m showing what they can make together, purple! Is purple a viable color in the kitchen?  If you love it, here are some ways you can incorporate a little lavender, lilac, plum, fuscia or just plain ole purple whether you are conservative, transitional or uber modern.  If you hate it, at least it’s something completely different!

KItchen by Spazzi. While purple cabinets are definitely a commitment, this kitchen is nicely balanced with neutrals which enhance the color.

 

Photo from theentertaininghouse.com
I would call this one traditional verging on transitional. I love the asymmetry of the glass front cabinets and open shelves. That aspect is more contemporary but the cottage style of the cabinets and ceiling treatment are leaning more towards the traditional.The lavender here is not as much of a commitment as it’s on the walls only.

 

Also from theentertaininghouse.com, this kitchen also has elements of both modern and traditional and what a creative use of the color purple!

 

photo by kitchen-furniture-info.blogspot.com There is something about this contemporary kitchen I love with its hints of Mid-century Modern and lilac background.

 

Photo from thekitchn.com
An island or a freestanding piece of kitchen furniture is another great way to add some color interest. This one is definitely traditional, right?

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