Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kitchen Design Academy- News Gazette #3

                                                   From the school

Good news! It is tax time (no, is not the good news), so you may wonder  about the Course fees and whether or not they are tax deductable. Yes, you are able to claim course fees should they be of benefit to you in your current field of employment or self-employment.

International Bits and Pieces

25 years of ITALIA!

Arclinea’s kitchen model ITALIA, design Antonio Citterio… from 1988: 25 years of success all over the world!  ITALIA is the professional kitchen for the home, perfect for home chefs who want to experience restaurant-style performances within their own four walls. The recessed handle Italia is an exclusive Arclinea patent. Available for all Arclinea door finishes. 

  • Revolutionary kitchen appliance lets you grow your own food indoors all year round right in your own kitchen
  • Dirt-free NASA-tested aeroponic technology grows plants in water, nutrients, and air
  • Computerized Adaptive Growth Intelligence monitors growth and alerts you when to add water and nutrients
  • Organically based and 100% natural
  • Measures 20 x 9.5 x 11 inches; 1-year limited warranty

From Australia

You don't see kitchens like this everyday..

In this kitchen, award-winning designer Mal Corboy teamed high-gloss American walnut veneer with sandblasted glass cabinetry in deep sea green, Blue Turtle granite benchtops, a clear glass splashback, LED lighting and Hettich drawer fittings.

What do you think?

                                                      From the industry

Veriset Küchen's Application of Laser Edgebanding

Innovation through Rehau's LaserEdge

As a leading Swiss kitchen furniture manufacturer, Veriset Küchen AG is committed to continuous innovation and new ways of thinking about both design and manufacturing. The company is known throughout Europe for its ability to tailor materials, shapes and aesthetics to individual customer requirements, while additionally delivering on a high level of overall product quality.
In early 2010, Veriset also became a pioneer as one of the first kitchen furniture manufacturers to adopt laser-welded edgebanding into its manufacturing process, using the REHAU LaserEdge technology in combination with innovative LASERtec machinery from Homag.

According to Veriset, “Innovations are an important part of our strategy, and it is key for us to stay on top of the latest trends in both design and production, as well as constantly work to maintain the highest quality of our end products. We quickly identified REHAU LaserEdge as an up and coming advancement that met all of these goals, and thus sought to incorporate it as soon as we could.”

Veriset has noted a number of immediate benefits from introducing laser-welded edgebanding, including a substantial cost savings.  “Naturally, without need for adhesives we are seeing material cost savings, and in addition our labor costs have been streamlined as we no longer need to negotiate steps to integrate the edgeband material, primer and adhesive.”

“As the optimum adhesive temperature no longer has to be set manually, we can achieve an automatic process stability that ensures an even higher quality of edgeband processing,” added Veriset production and logistics manager Josef Baumgartner.  
In addition to an improved overall manufacturing process, Veriset attributes a new level of product quality to the durable, jointless nature of the laser-welded edge. “With a jointless weld between the edgeband and the board, we are no longer concerned with the discoloration or staining that can happen at the seam of a typical adhesive-affixed edgeband. This tighter seam also improves heat and moisture resistance, preventing the boards of the finished furniture from swelling over time. In addition, the space between the edgeband and board is virtually without transition, and makes it appear as if the cabinetry and furniture are constructed of one piece of material."

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