One of the benefits of working for a custom cabinet shop like Brendan Donovan Furniture & Cabinet Co. is OPTIONS! Many of the projects I work on are combinations of both manufactured and custom cabinets. We can order it. We can make it all (including doors) or we can make the cabinet boxes and order the doors. Speaking of doors, how about these doors?!
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.
Today they continue to think outside the box (pun intended) to offer some of the most cutting edge cabinetry in the industry.
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 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.
I enjoyed learning about Poggenpohl and their design philosophy as a part of the Modenus Blog Tour New Orleans.
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Brendan has done it again! One of our favorite clients has been exploring exotic wood veneers as a way to add unique beauty to their new dream kitchen. (See previous post about wood veneers here). They chose Olive Ash Burl veneer and here are the doors we’ve come up with. The first is a dark stained cherry frame around a natural Olive Ash Burl veneer center panel.
The swirls of the burl are stunning. They stimulate the imagination. With every glance a new shape emerges. Maybe this would be a good tool for psychlogists! Keep in mind that a little goes a long way here. I probably wouldn’t use these for every single door in your kitchen. Use them as a focal point. Not only will it have just the right amount of impact but you’ll save money by mixing it up with a basic.
The second door is slab-styled with a dark stained Olive Ash Burl veneer face. The edge banding is a smooth dark stained cherry to match. They are going to become part of our standard offering here at Brendan Donovan Furniture & Cabinet Co. and shall be named! Any good ideas? I’m open to suggestions. Oh and by the way, this veneer comes from various parts of Europe, in case that influences your decision.
Don’t forget to check out the Tip of the Day at Blanco by Design as we count down to Earth Day. You can find mine featured today!