The right angle is in again. Whereas the sides of many drawer systems often thicken towards the inside or taper towards the back, Poggenpohl (hall 4.2, stand A010 B011) is presenting a home-grown pull-out shelf design that consists entirely of right angles and straight lines. The filigree-looking frames are smooth inside and out, just 8 mm thick and made of light but robust aluminium. According to the kitchen manufacturer, they are thus the thinnest frames on the market to date.
The purpose of such drawers and pull-outs is obviously to keep order â€“ and Poggenpohl has developed two organisation systems to simplify the process. The box system in real walnut or maple consists of various inserts for numerous configurations: universal boxes with adjustable cross dividers, cutlery trays and special knife inserts, but also holders for things like spice jars and plates.
At the new LivingKitchen trade show event during the imm cologne 2011, fittings specialist Grohe will be proving that itâ€™s just as at home in the kitchen as it is in the bathroom. The companyâ€™s stand (No. B029, Hall 4.1) will focus on the kitchen systems Blue and Red and the K7 faucet line.
Groheâ€™s Blue kitchen system provides ready-to-drink sparkling water straight from the tap. The user can choose whether he wants to enjoy the filtered and well-chilled water with medium or high carbonation or none at all. Grohe Red supplies boiling hot water straight out of the tap on demand: the user no longer has to put the kettle on when he wants a cup of tea. A childproof twist-and-pull handle prevents the hot water being turned on by mistake and ensures protection from scalds.
The new K7 kitchen faucet line brings the advantages of a professional commercial kitchen to the private sink. A flexible spout and professional spray give the user freedom of movement, help him fill saucepans with water and make it easier to clean the sink. And with the Cosmopolitan variants of the Eurolines, Grohe is aiming to bring a purist look to the kitchen too.
Until now, LivingKitchen exhibitor Wesco (hall 5.2, stand B050 C059) has been known for its waste containers and kitchen accessories. However, the housewares manufacturer based in the German Sauerland region is now breaking new ground with its aluminium furniture series Wesco aluments, which is to be introduced at the imm cologne at the Living Kitchen.
As you would expect from an expert in metal processing, the base frame is made of aluminium profiles â€“ anodised in natural colour or with a brushed stainless steel effect â€“ and can be combined with real wood, laminate, glass, or leather.