The open-plan live-in kitchen is a communication hub and central meeting place. The various parts of the home are continuing to merge; this is reflected in the design of kitchen furniture: deeper fronts look homelier; this effect is now also being featured in the kitchen. Appliances are becoming more generously proportioned and being placed in the kitchen with less formality. Here, they make attractive eyecatchers and – thanks to modern technology – also in complete silence. Subtle lines and thin materials underpin the ever popular purist kitchen look. Contrasting this are kitchens in cosy country style. Popular for many years, the industrial style: seemingly shabby components made of steel, bare brickwork and rugged appliance design convey the charm of disused factory building interiors.
Open plan living
Breaking open rooms in the home is reflected in the design of kitchen furniture. Longer fronts look more homely. Appliances are becoming more generously proportioned and being placed in the kitchen with less formality. Here, they make attractive eyecatchers and – thanks to modern technology – also in complete silence.
Industrial style is hot.
"Shabby" steel components, bare walls and rugged electric-appliance design exude loft like ambience.
Delicate, purist contours create elegance with a light and airy feel.
Handleless design throughout – from furniture to electrical appliance. Trendy, handleless look with the Easys opening system for refrigerators.
Distinctive handles and recessed handles
The exact opposite to handleless design: striking handles and recessed finger pulls create confident statements - taking on the status of design features.
Purism on principle
Kitchen furniture that fascinates with clean lines and large surfaces. Purist design is also the defining look in electrical appliances.
The modern country kitchen look combines tradition and innovation to create stylish, cosy comfort.
Kitchen made easy:
Focusing on tomorrow, the lightweight kitchen saves resources, is economical and ecological alike.
We thank the following companies for the photographs they have made available.
- Ballerina Küchen
- Beeck Küchen
- Brigitte Küchen
- Nolte Küchen
- Rotpunkt Küchen