The new cosiness:
The comeback of the country kitchen

Photo: Villeroy & Boch

The rustling of an old willow, the smell of freshly mowed grassÔÇŽ Thinking about a country kitchen can easily lead to dreaming. As a cosy place of longing, it embodies the living counterpart to the seemingly sterile, cool chic that has been setting the trend for kitchens in recent years. However, the manufacturers are now drawing the country kitchen out of its deep slumber and are presenting themselves with interesting influences and details. Shabby chic and creaking cupboard doors are passe.

Precious and velvety:
Matt surfaces in the kitchen are on-trend

Photo: Koelnmesse, Sch├╝ller

Furniture surfaces with a high-gloss look dominated the appearance of the modern kitchen for years. However, the trend is currently reversing: matt surfaces are now being offered increasingly in the kitchen. Rock structures, metal surfaces and wood make a luxurious impression in a noble matt finish and are happily used by kitchen planners in the material mix ÔÇô a challenge for the interior designer.