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.”

Peet Boon designs luxury kitchen line for Warendorf

Following Warendorf’s successful collaboration with iconic designer Philippe Starck, the kitchen manufacturer is now adding Dutch designer Piet Boon to its portfolio. The new kitchen designs will make their public debut at the new “KitchenZone” flagship store in September.

The new showroom is just a few steps away from the designer’s creative studio in North Amsterdam where, together with his wife and business partner Karin, Piet Boon heads a team of designers, architects and stylists. The design studio’s credo: to create functional, timeless furniture that conveys a sense of snugness. The kitchen line Boon has designed for Warendorf bears the same hallmark. The simple, geometric design vocabulary and restrained use of colour aim to give the design creations a naturally distinguished and elegant look: thanks to its straightforwardness, the collection will easily outlast short-lived trends. The exclusive luxury kitchen line by Piet Boon is a reflection of Warendorf’s self-image as a manufacturer that makes kitchens for personalities. “The new kitchen line has a timeless appeal and is totally in line with global design expectations,” says Thorsten Prée, CEO of Warendorfer Küchen GmbH, of the new collection. And there’s plenty of time for the designer and manufacturer to intensify their collaboration before the next LivingKitchen, which will take place in the halls of Cologne Exhibition Centre parallel to the imm cologne from 14.-20.1.2012.

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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.

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