#EDPicks: 14 kitchen brands we love
We have concocted the perfect recipe for a functional and fabulous cookroom in tandem with our April-May 2017 issue’s Focus on Kitchens. Pick from our edit of local and international brands to serve up a sizzling setting.
Choose multiple materials and textures to turn up the heat, let exposed shelving units be your excuse to show off attractive serveware or extend your green thumb beyond your vegetables with setups that implement ecological principles.
Unafraid to take risks, Arclinea, one of the world’s leading kitchen brands, has long been at the forefront of unconventional design and concept. That’s why in a world of ordinary cabinetry, their modular wonders stood out even during the 1960s. From the Italian brand’s latest offerings, we love Stainless Steel Double Shelf for being an open space kitchen with agile organised closed areas for storage.
For over 65 years, Germany based bulthaup has been developing kitchen architecture systems that offer long-term functionality and design. If you’re looking for a contemporary open plan that can be mounted on the wall, the b3 with sleek sandy-beige aluminium panels is an ideal pick.
3. Nobilia Kitchens
German brand Nobilia Kitchens in a groundbreaking collaboration, with H&R Johnson has recently introduced its new range of LINE N handless-less kitchens. We love that they are available in high quality lacquer and matte fronts with seamless, laser-welded edges. The ergonomically shaped, recessed handles made of anodized stainless steel allow comfortable access to doors, drawers and pull-outs.
Website: www.nobilia.de/en/home; www.johnsonkitchens.in
With a legacy that spans over 50 years, Italian giant Scavolini has been responding to tastes and trends of three generations of consumers with a crescendo of innovative products. We have lost out heart to their new Ki kitchen, designed by Japanese creative Nendo. This concept envisions new ways of inhabiting space, with the pivotal element—the container—resting on linear-shaped shelves to create a new look and concept in kitchen storage. The composition is characterised by a central island with Hono Elm Laminate top, which also turns into a practical table.
Valcucine has been standing out in the kitchen sector for over 35 years. In keeping with its credo, the brand has unveiled Forma Mentis with doors constructed with slanting edges that have micro ridges, designed to make it easy to grasp and open without the need of handles thus ensuring clean-cut lines and practicality-of-use. The best part, the project is developed by fully respecting green values.
Founded in 1934, Boffi has established itself as a worldwide synonym for innovation and design. The brand’s offerings are retailed at Studio Creo in New Delhi. The 10,000 sq ft outpost is envisioned by Parushni Aggarwal. From Boffi’s various offerings, Salinas Kitchen by Boffi designed by Patricia Urquiola is highly covetable. The structure offers two different heights, suspended or floor-mounted for under-mounted appliances and doors with an aluminium frame and decorated with various materials.
Website: www.boffi.com; www.boffistudiodelhi.com
7. DelTongo - Grandeur
With showrooms in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru, Grandeur brings exclusive Italian and German modular kitchens to Indian consumers. One of our favourite brands retailed is DelTongo. The Gibilterra collection derives inspiration from Scandinavian design concepts. The curved door design with an integrated aluminium handle adds to the uniqueness of this kitchen system.
8. SEA Germany
The leading German modular kitchen brand has recently opened an outpost spanning 4,000 sq ft in Mumbai and delivers unique experiences to the customer. In five bespoke kitchen designs SEA is presenting its product range and showing the latest collection of carefully selected materials and finishes. The SEA Solid Wood Collection has caught our attention for its German craftsmanship inspired from nature.
Another stellar German enterprise, Hafele has been a manufacturer and supplier of furniture fittings and architectural hardware, with kitchens being their forte. The Indian subsidiary retails the latest offerings and one of our favourites is the ASKO Pro Series™ ovens that boast the latest technology. The highlight? It is inspired by traditional wood-fired ovens and has a distinct vaulted ceiling in the cavity to provide a more efficient circulation and even heat distribution.
With Deepikaa Jindal at the helm, arttd’inox is easily one of our favourite Indian brands that offers a slew of straight-line, sleek, contemporary stainless steel modular kitchens. Their designs bring to you different solutions for co-ordinating the kitchen with the living area, adding functionality and linear style to both environments. Every product is meticulously crafted to reflect modern India.
Founded by Hamendra and Rati Sharma in 1998, Plusch was a pioneer in bringing the best German luxury brands to India; beginning with Poggenpohl for kitchens, Gaggenau for appliances and Interluebke for wardrobes. We adore the Poggenpohl’s new +Segmento line that are made to order, so no two will ever be exactly the same. The kitchens feature new, chrome-plated high-gloss lacquers in 14 spectacular metallic shades like diamond white, champagne gold, night blue or petrol green. These are available both in a modern, straightforward front design and as conventional framed fronts.
Established in 2004, Etreluxe brings forth the best brands in home luxury and living segment to the Indian audience from across the world under one name. We have set our eyes on the kitchen set-up by Italian brand Dada SpA, which reflects simple, linear lines combined with latest technology.
13. Rational Kitchens by CJ Living
CJ Living is a local hub that introduces the best global interior brands to Indian consumers. Among the many available options, we are mesmerised by Rational German Kitchen’s Atmos line. Known for being the brand’s best-selling range, it offers its latest update that combines super-matte indigo-blue door fronts with an elegantly shimmering gold effect on door panels.
14. Tiara Kitchens
Gujarat based Tiara Kitchens has been building world class kitchen products dedicatedly for nearly a decade now. Their offerings are crafted using latest technology with German fittings.
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