All internationally popular kitchen brands to appear at LivingKitchen 2013

A strong kitchen sector requires a similarly strong trade fair platform. The internationally renowned German kitchen sector and other key global players in the kitchen industry have found a new home at LivingKitchen. Following the impressive premiere event in 2011, LivingKitchen 2013 will be the next big kitchen event for exhibitors and visitors. The attractive economic conditions for Europe’s largest kitchen market, Germany, are putting the representatives of kitchen companies in a good mood, as all the signs indicate that market growth will be significant in 2012. These are ideal conditions for the successful continuation of LivingKitchen in January 2013.

“Germany is in demand worldwide as a production location and for its associated expertise in kitchen and furniture construction. This expertise is clearly represented in Cologne. That’s why the city is the ideal place for international trade fairs like imm cologne / LivingKitchen,” says one exhibitor 100 days after imm cologne 2012. Germany has a decades-long tradition of producing kitchen furniture, appliances and accessories. This tradition is widely known and greatly appreciated far beyond Germany.

Hadi Teherani about his kitchen design concept for Poggenpohl, high tech and the kitchen as living space

Hadi Teherani, a founding partner at Hamburg-based BRT Architects, is one of the most famous and successful architects in Germany today – and is equally adept when it comes to transferring his architectural yet sensuous signature to product design. Visionary office complexes are just as much part of his repertoire as furniture, lamps and home textiles. He endeavours to transfer the space structuring concepts applied in architecture to other areas of design – the latest example is undoubtedly +Artesio, the modular fitted kitchen he developed for Poggenpohl and structured like a space within a space that will be presented at LivingKitchen (18.-23.01.2011) in Cologne (hall 4.2, stand A010 B011).

Hadi Teherani was born in Teheran in 1954, went to school in Hamburg and studied architecture at the Technical University of Brunswick. He taught at Aachen Technical University and started his career in Cologne as a fashion designer and architect before founding BRT Architects together with Jens Bothe and Kai Richter in 1991. He has been a member of the Free Academy of the Arts since 1999. Hadi Teherani’s best-known works include the Dockland office building, the “Living Bridge” and the Deichtor Center in Hamburg. In 2003, his involvement with design led to the founding of Hadi Teherani AG – a design studio that currently employs ten product designers and interior architects. His clients include A.S. Création, Behr International, FSB, Interstuhl, JAB Anstoetz, Keramag, Louis Poulsen, Ritzenhoff, Thonet, Vorwerk, Walter Knoll, Zumtobel and ZAO Inteco.

At LivingKitchen, Miele will be showing exclusive design

Miele’s fair stand for LivingKitchen in Cologne is dominated by an outsized cube. (Photo: Miele)

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 – characteristics that are often attributed to Miele’s products. But as well as its symbolic meaning, the cube boasts practical benefits too: its interior is furnished as a stylish café.