THE COMFORT ZONE
The kitchen as the center of a multifunctional home
Individual, space-conscious and comfortable - the desire for open kitchens that outline the living space remains unbroken. The kitchen is the focal point for family and friends. Intelligent, functional modules, room-dividing solitaires, shelves, folding sliding doors or sophisticated smart home design lighting systems with optimal light heat control serve to structure different living zones and underline the homely ambience. Multifunctionality and the associated comfort and ergonomics have high priority. Above all, consumers want individuality. This is made possible by an extremely high level of vertical integration and the great flexibility of the kitchen furniture manufacturing companies.
The trend is primarily for matt and functional surfaces, which are characterized by their anti-fingerprint properties and their ease of care. What is needed is timeless elegance, mostly represented by different handleless variants, but above all by color worlds that lie between classic white, gray and black tones. Whether monochrome or in symbiosis with contrasting materials such as quieter wood designs, ceramics, stone, glass or metal, entire room solutions can be individually designed. Slide-in door and glass showcase cabinets as well as extension of the fronts to the floor, supported by cozy shelves and sideboards, enable the transition to the living area.
Depending on the room and room size, add-on tables and counters form the bridge between the kitchen and living area. Extendable tables are multifunctional: Whether flexible storage, additional work surface or dining area: an extendable table really fits in even the smallest room if it disappears completely in the kitchen unit after use. Strongly designed and practical shelves and niche systems set an accent in every room.
Innovative hinges, pull-out systems, folding and lift systems as well as sliding door solutions support multifunctionality and comfort. Intelligent hardware technology enables comfortable furniture that can be harmoniously integrated into any living space in terms of function and color.
Modern household appliances are the answer to the current needs and requirements of consumers for appliances. In open-plan living spaces in particular, downdraft fans blend harmoniously and almost invisibly into the ambience. This also applies to multifunction ovens or dishwashers, which are fully or partially integrated and operate in secret and are almost inaudible. Automatic programs and smart assistance systems simplify perfect cooking with hobs and multifunction ovens. In addition, the issue of sustainability is becoming increasingly important.