Visitors to the LivingKitchen show will find the Miele stand in Hall 4.2 impossible to miss: The centre of the approximately 720 square-metre exhibition space will be occupied by a big cube intended to embody continuity and durability â€“ characteristics that are often attributed to Mieleâ€™s products. But as well as its symbolic meaning, the cube boasts practical benefits too: its interior is furnished as a stylish cafÃ©.
Ashlar-like towers in dark wood, rather like a living-room unit that can be accessed from all sides. A footprint of one square-metre stretches towards the ceiling, accompanied by an elongated matt-silver table with wooden drawers â€“ apart from the telltale tap peeking over the surface, itâ€™s actually more reminiscent of a dining table or worktop.
Kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl and Porsche Design have extended their licence partnership to 2014. The licence agreement has been in existence between the two premium brands since the Porsche Design PÂ´7340 luxury kitchen was developed and launched in 2005. Both companies have also agreed on an option to develop and produce a new kitchen with a starting price to remain below that of the present PÂ´7340 luxury model.