Kitchen is one most important room in the house. At the early days of humanity, it’s the only room a house could have. Where it give warmth from its fireplace, light and allow humans to enjoy their food in cooked manner. As the time passed kitchen also underwent evolution and diversity depending on countries and even down to house needs. Currently there are several major trends in kitchen interior design, based on region. Asian, European and American Kitchen. India is also make its way by its modular kitchen products across the globe. In this article however we will discuss about German kitchen design. And some companies where you can order some. Without further ado let the journey begin.
The German kitchen design
From Miele to montblac, mercedes to porsche. Germans are famed for its engineering, in terms of quality and how they made. In globalized world as we have today however. German brand may not always manufactured in Germany, a company can license produce products from German company in their own company. One notable exception however is the wide range of precision built kitchen equipment and systems that are still fully made in Germany. Some of those equipment are made by companies more than one century old, with broad and deep memory that allows them to make it just the same as what it was in day one
Although being common in Europe. German kitchen design is still a nascent concept in US. The kitchen systems make for a one stop one roof shopping. The system works by the company, who first design a wall mounted freestanding cabinetry and workstations set, down to the minutes detail. The design then exhibited in the showroom where client can choose finishes from those sets as options. Customer can later add additional fixtures or appliances they want for the set they choose. Most of the components in such system are built on order since they are entirely customized to completely blend with the dimension and other requirements of the customer
Custom German kitchen design however is by no means cheap or in other words expensive. High end set tend to cause sticker shock. In other hand, the high end kitchen set compiled piece by piece easily stomp on the cost of a kitchen system in no time. The companies however realized this and provide more cost friendly solution by offer part-standardized and partly customized part for the kitchen set.
In this section we will describe several companies where you can order your German kitchen design set. One of the company mentioned here are dated back to 19th century and still going strong. Indicating their superior build quality products and tenacity as company.
This brand was founded in 1927. Alno makes its exquisite set of kitchens in Pfullendorf of southern Germany. This company established itself to be one of the top in the line brand of kitchen set systems. The company has expanded that it now has several lines of kitchen sets that vary in price but similar in quality. One of the company’s flag products is a kitchen set named Alno’s natureline island and Highline, high gloss cabinetry with white laminate. The cabinetry has miele appliances and Corian countertops as finish. The design is used by Alno subsidiaries, the Halycon interiors of London.
This is a family owned business company. Founded in post world war II of 1949. Bulthaup kitchen along with its competitor Poggenpohl are arguably the premier and top notch name when it comes to picking German kitchen systems. One of their concept is B2 kitchen systems, combining the warmth and organic feels of oak cabinets with the balance of high end look and sturdy stainless steel workbench. The systems may have wide range of configurations. However they are consist of three basic components. The workbench where you can do your kitchen works, including stove top and sink. Cabinet for your kitchen appliances, including fridge and oven set. The last part is the tool cabinet. The company has reached the US with several outlets and showrooms and whole globe. They also have websites packed with informative solution on picking right kitchen sets.
Holzrausch is an interior design firm with experience and dedication. It currently expending its strong manufacturing division arms and actively expand their portfolio. This company move in modular kitchen appliances. One of thier flagship products is Labsal, a modular kitchen design for those cooking enthusiasts who look for professional kitchen but were happen to have small space in their house . They also offer other kitchen design like childproof kitchen and kitchen designed to fit neatly into a pitched roof that they call as Pythagoras kitchen. Currently the company has no global reach and remained in Germany. You may however try to contact them for ordering your set.
We have discussed about Bulthaup kitchen now it’s time to make mention on their rival Poggenpohl. This kitchen sets company is the oldest in the world. Founded in 1892. Poggenpohl main manufacturing center is located in Hereford, Germany. Currently it’s owned by a Swedish conglomerate. This company have worldwide reach, with kitchen sets distribution to over 70 countries across the globe. The company currently owns over 450 design studios around the world. Poggenpohl is famous for its hardware add ons and kitchen storage accessories. The company offers cost effective affordable line of kitchen set by Pure Kitchen, made by Goldreif studio. The company’s affordable line
Established in 1922. Sie Matic’s first products were dressers which made like China hutchers. The company continued to grow until they finally produces their first kitchen set in 1953. Wooden set which made out of Japanese elm woods. Currently the company has three lines of kitchen set production of differing styles, the classic, pure style and recently opened urban style. Their products have worldwide reach and popular in Paris where it used as standard kitchen sets for apartment. Their perfect finish, details and quality comes in affordable price.