The keyword is not only haunting at the furniture fair imm cologne, which is taking place at the same time, but the kitchen industry is also celebrating the return to homeliness.
With its motto "Preserving Values, Showing Attitude, Thinking New", the Franconian family business Schüller also agrees with this choir: It displays kitchens in the Scandinavian-inspired country house style, comfortable and with natural materials, including the pastel-mint green country kitchen "Canto" ...
The trend too open living kitchens is unbroken and is almost considered a new standard. The kitchen has long ceased to be an isolated room; Cooking, eating and living merge into one unit. The kitchen is perceived on an equal footing with the other living areas as a living space. If the space in your own apartment or house allows it, cooking islands or counters are higher than ever in the course.
Until recently, everything should be faster, higher, farther; Now we do not just want more, but above all quality. In the meantime, many people are more and more interested in regional and organic products for food - the more natural the better. Strong, natural materials like Wood, natural stone and concrete can be found at every stand; Plastics and other artificial materials, on the other hand, are increasingly cornered.
Design in harmony with nature is a recipe that can also be found in Eggersmann kitchens. For the worktops, but also fronts, the manufacturer uses not only wood but also various types of stone and granite.
Enclosed is the massive worktop of an untreated natural stone block.
The design of most kitchens continues to be characterized by clean lines, but the combination of natural materials does not make it cool and minimalist, but alive and warm. Fronts are handleless, Sink seamless made of the same material as the worktops.
Practical details blend smoothly, as in this kitchen by Eggersmann, where the concrete countertop integrates practical little hiding places for onions, salt and pepper, or ...
The desire for flexibility and individualization is growing, and so more is coming Modulküchensyteme on the market, such as "Concept Kitchen" by the German company Naber. The young designer Kilian Schindler, who designed the mobile modules for Naber in collaboration with the French manufacturer Tolix, draws on the trend of open-plan kitchens with his designs. At Schindler's design freedom of design and flexibility of use have priority - for which he has already been honored with several awards, such as the "German Design Award".
Typical for the Spanish designer - and for the trend of the time: a complex game with textures and materials, including wood, ceramics, PaperStone®, Lasermat and lava stone with printed decor as a worktop.
In addition to a lot of wood and natural stone in the new kitchens, the green thumb should not be missing: Where you cook, of course, must not be missing fresh herbs, as well as clever storage solutions for vegetables and Co .: Indoor Gardening is trendy; Many manufacturers have integrated recesses for small herbal beds into their designs, here for example Ewe / Intuo.
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The boundary between the interior and the outside world begins to blur. Strong colors are therefore sought in vain for most models of the manufacturers, instead dominate earthy tones - which of course has to do with the above-mentioned new material preferences. If it depends on the manufacturers, the classic, gleaming white kitchen has almost become obsolete.
At Lechner (above) joins csharp black stone too gray slate, dark brown laminate impresses Sachsenküchen.
Matt surfaces are not only present in the halls of the furniture fair next door. Also at the kitchen show shows that the silky matte look is in great demand. Luster-free materials such as slate or concrete for the worktop (here at Leicht Kitchens) set the look, with coated or lacquered fronts you make them.
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... and washes off! Large and eye-catching fixtures are found in almost every kitchen model on display. Why? Because we just want to show that we like to be in the kitchen. Even the painstaking washing up of bakeware, pans and wooden chopping boards does not bother us on these Franke models, does it?
What else is coming? Digitalisation in kitchens is progressing with smart technologies, and kitchens are becoming ever more user-friendly. For example with bückfreundlichen electrical appliances or extra-large drawers.
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