european kitchen design

European Kitchen Design

Materials: Most materials in European kitchen designs are highly processed, including plastic, metal, concrete, and glass. Since these so-called “man-made” materials often feel stark, many designers will incorporate elements from nature including wood veneer and natural stone to bring some warmth back into the kitchen. As a designer, my favorite European kitchens are those that incorporate a nice interplay of synthetic and natural materials. Simple decorations such as a potted plant or a bowl of fruit can also give your kitchen a more inviting ambiance.
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European Kitchen Design

Functionality First: Many European kitchens are more condensed than their American counterparts, therefore European cabinets will include accessories and features designed for efficient use of space. These features may include specialized drawer storage systems, pull-out plate racks, organized pantry units, lazy susans, and integrated appliances. The “frameless” construction of European cabinets also yields maximum usable space with very little wasted cubic storage compared to conventional face frame cabinets.
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European Kitchen Design

LivingKitchen closes with good results In parallel with the world’s most important furnishing fair imm cologne, international kitchen event LivingKitchen took place this year. After 2011 and 2013, LivingKitchen once again proved to be a powerful attraction. Its strong appeal could be felt not just in Germany, the home of the kitchen, but also far beyond the country’s borders. For seven days, 215 exhibitors from 22 countries showcased their innovative drive, high design standards and quality. With the proportion of visitors from abroad at 45 per cent, the event once more proved to be very international. “We are extremely satisfied with LivingKitchen 2015, in particular with the increase in the number of industry visitors from Germany and abroad as well as the media coverage on the topic of kitchens surrounding the fair. We are hopeful that this will generate positive momentum for the entire kitchen industry”, says Kirk Mangels, Managing Director of the Working Group AMK (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Die Moderne Küche e.V./Modern Kitchen), in summary. This year, LivingKitchen not only followed on seamlessly from its success in 2013, but significantly improved on the key figures in many areas. Innovative presentations by manufacturers, world premieres of new kitchen furniture, household appliances, accessories and cooking shows with a celebrity factor – the outstanding mix of everything connected to kitchens and cooking ensured steady levels of visitors on all days of the fair as well as satisfied exhibitors.
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European Kitchen Design

A few years ago, we published The 10 Largest European Kitchen Companies post. It became one of the most visited (and copied…) posts on our site and is still popular to date. Being that it is time to update it and the fact that in recent years, most of the largest kitchen companies in the world are German, we have decided to focus this time on the 10 largest German kitchen brands.
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European Kitchen Design

Kitchen Design Photos: Below are some pictures featuring European style kitchen cabinets. If you enjoy the beauty and simplicity of these designs, be sure to take a look at some similar galleries of Contemporary, Asian, and Modern kitchens as well. Enjoy the photos!
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European Kitchen Design

Europeans don't have to worry about lackluster kitchen design, though—they have a habit of turning these rooms into showcases. When it comes to aesthetics, efficiency, and functionality, we'd much rather cook and eat in a European kitchen any day of the week.
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European Kitchen Design

Pedini Italy has been manufacturing modern cabinets & kitchens since the 1950’s and became well-known for utilizing contemporary kitchen cabinets design and technology in its high-quality composition.   Today, being one of the most well known Italian kitchen design brands, Pedini is dedicated to R&D, keeping up with the latest trends, and introducing stylish finishes along with cutting edge design concepts on a regular basis.
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European Kitchen Design

Artika: A fresh take on “60’s” design, the curved Artika design element is circular, and centralizes everything into an island-style layout. Change the boring 90-degree kitchen layouts to a much more convenient and modern – round kitchen design. Home cooking is much easier when your stove, sink, cutting board, fridge and shelves are within your reach…
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It can also contrast beautifully with the sleekness of surfaces like stainless steel, tile and stone. It can add age to a new kitchen in an instant. This stunning European-style kitchen looks decades old, thanks to the planks of reclaimed white oak on the ceiling and island. The planks originally came from a mushroom farm.
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With modular kitchens, you can move to a new home and bring your kitchen with you—as long as you live in Europe, anyway. Basically, things like cabinets are connected to a rail on your wall, and they share their design aesthetic with your furniture and appliances. Ikea is one of the few companies that bring affordable, modular kitchens to the U.S. They're far more common in European countries.
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For large volume multi-unit orders, Pedini offers the same high-end kitchen product quality and up-scale kitchen design that is part of their standard collection but with the ability for one to fully customize the design, at a very competitive price. See examples of such projects here >>.
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Minimalist styling, a light color scheme, and highly functional cabinetry make this European loft apartment kitchen feel open and spacious. Vaulted ceilings with skylights fill the room with natural light. More Pictures
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2014 is not over yeat, but we can say with confidence that this has been a year of many changes in the European kitchen industry. Big companies are making big moves at home and overseas, long time players are leaving the industry and new ones are entering the arena, instead. We have also lost some companies, to the ongoing recesion, in Europe.
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We Americans love us some stainless steel, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But who doesn’t want more options? Why not banana yellow, Prince purple, or candy apple red? Kudos to European designers for realizing that the kitchen doesn’t have to be the most boring room in the house.
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Some manufacturers will present product premieres which they have already showcased in other environments. Now they are taking advantage of LivingKitchen to present the products on an international level for the first time. These include the multi-generational kitchen from Ballerina, which was developed for its comfort-kitchen concept. And four new models from Rational will be introduced at LivingKitchen, staged completely in white. Ernestomeda will present its new version of the Icon kitchen as well as the newly conceived Soul.
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What’s the deal with handles on kitchen cabinets? No, this isn’t a Seinfeld bit—we really want to know. Sure, handles help avoid fingerprints, but c'mon now. This is the 21st century; it's basically the future! Why do we need those primitive aids? Ditching knobs and handles for a flush design lends a clean-cut finish to any kitchen. When it comes to looks, sometimes less is better.
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In addition to the efficiency that induction ranges bring, other European appliances all have an energy efficiency rating labeled on the box. Since energy costs are higher in Europe, those ratings can make for some serious savings.
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EuroCucina showcases all the latest in the realm of high quality kitchens, responding to the escalating demand for functionality from increasingly savvy consumers. Its collateral event, FTK (Technology For the Kitchen), specialises in built-in appliances and cooker hoods, presenting the latest technology for “cooking” and living the kitchen space, embracing the innovative new dimension of “connectivity”.
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With so many innovations and world premieres, LivingKitchen, the international kitchen event, promises to be an extremely diverse show, presenting the kitchen trends of tomorrow to visitors. It is already safe to say that with over 200 exhibitors, there are certain to be even more premieres and new product developments to discover at the fair.
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Pedini prides itself on its highly-tailored design, excellent manufacturing process, top-notch customer-service and client aftercare. These services remove the stress from  buying a high end kitchens and ensure that every kitchen is designed and built to meet the specific needs of the most demanding customers.
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System: This versatile collection takes inspiration from fashion design. The worktop extends like a real working surface. Geometric shapes, with essential lines and generous dimensions, create a refined and contemporary “oasis”, with a vigorous and luxury personality, dedicated to living in the kitchen.
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With an unprecedented 372,151 total attendees, up 4% since the 2014 edition – when the biennial Kitchen and Bathroom exhibitions last took place – the 55th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has drawn to a close. 41,372 people visited on the Saturday and Sunday, when the fair was open to the public.
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In the worktops segment, Cosentino presents five new colours with a special veining for its Dekton surfaces. Silestone, Cosentino’s quartz surfaces, will also debut a new colour option. JUMA presents its solid-ceramics line, JUMAceram, to the industry audience for the first time as well as new decors for JUMAquarz. And Strasser Steine will showcase their new product concept ST-ONE at LivingKitchen. The concept is based on monolithic natural stone islands which can be beautifully combined with kitchen furniture from a variety of manufacturers.
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The KüchenTreff Association will turn 20 and celebrates its anniversary with an international world premiere. For the occasion, a kitchen accessory will be presented at LivingKitchen which, after the fair, will only be available at KüchenTreff member retailers.

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