Warendorf presents a new generation of kitchens at the LivingKitchen 2013


‘Warendorf 16’, the new, trendsetting 16 cm standard. (photo: Warendorfer Küchen GmbH)

At the kitchen platform LivingKitchen, which is dedicated to the international furniture fair imm cologne, Warendorfer Küchen GmbH will be presenting five kitchens with a unique living room feel and featuring a new standard drawer height to visitors from the industry and the general public.

The new dimension ‘Warendorf 16’ is based on multiples of a new 16 cm standard drawer height to give a base unit height of 80 cm. Applied to all units, it makes kitchen planning much quicker and easier as it is absolutely consistent throughout and remains unaffected regardless if the solution is with or without handles. Visually, ‘Warendorf 16’ transforms kitchens into living spaces and lends them an even greater elegance and harmony.

“At the LivingKitchen we will be demonstrating the kitchen trends we will be setting for the coming year and the longer term along with the new design concepts and technologies we will use to achieve them,” says Thorsten Prée, Managing Director of Warendorfer Küchen GmbH. “With the new dimension ‘Warendorf 16’, which forms the basis of every new Warendorf kitchen, we can design kitchens whose elegant appearance allows them to melt into the living space. These new Kitchens for Personalities will be presented at this year’s LivingKitchen and we look forward to talking about them with visitors to the event.”

LivingKitchen worldwide press tour: over 100 selected journalists from 16 countries reached

Koelnmesse and its exhibitors share a common goal: together and within as short a time as possible, they want to establish LivingKitchen as one of the leading international trade fairs for kitchen furnishings. The premiere in 2011 was a thrilling first step towards achieving this goal. Now it is a case of satisfying increased expectations in 2013 and enhancing the trade fair’s positioning in all markets by means of dedicated commitment and a variety of fine-tuning measures.

“It still gives us a great deal of pleasure to think back to the extremely successful start LivingKitchen got off to in 2011. But we obviously can’t afford to rest on our ‘laurels’. Thanks to our close collaboration with exhibitors, trade associations and dealers, LivingKitchen has certainly become a familiar name in Germany – not just for insiders, but for lots of interested consumers as well. We want to systematically increase awareness of the event abroad too, which is why we went on a worldwide press tour to talk to some of the most important media representatives from around the globe,” says Frank Haubold, Vice President Trade Fair Management.

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.