The new Book ARCHITECTURE+KITCHEN II of Leicht Küchen places kitchens in the centre of the house

(photo: Leicht Küchen AG)

The kitchen in the centre of modern architecture – this is the theme of the second edition of the Leicht book “Architecture+Kitchen”. Renowned international architects and creative Leicht interior designers from all over the world have contributed to its concept.

Nine family houses in Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the United States and Taiwan are presented by professional architectural photographers. Common to all projects is the successful and harmonious integration of the kitchen within the architecture. The highest degree of esthetics, individuality, and exclusivity. The internationally successful brand Leicht, located in Swabian Waldstetten, makes a clear case with this book for the close interaction between modern architecture and pioneering kitchen design. 

Trend towards communicative live-in kitchens: cooking, dining and living areas are merging

photo: Leicht Küchen AG.
photo: Leicht Küchen AG.

The premiere event of LivingKitchen 2011 in Cologne will be showcasing the latest trends from the kitchen industry. One stylistic element that has been emerging in recent years and is rapidly gaining ground is the “communicative live-in kitchen”.

The trend of defining the kitchen as living space is evident in many exhibitors’ collections. RWK, for instance, is confident that the kitchen will merge with the dining and living areas to an even greater extent in future. Leicht’s kitchen designs are based on the same assumption. “A flowing transition between the kitchen and living area is influencing kitchen layouts right now. We’re using architectural emphasis to meet these new expectations from our customers,” says Stefan Waldenmaier, CEO of Leicht Küchen AG. At Johannes Brockmann, open-plan kitchen designs are also very much in demand. “The kitchen space is increasingly turning into a communication centre. Transitionless design and the inclusion of the dining and living areas will continue to be key themes,” says Peter Vennebusch of the trends for 2011.