Sunday, February 22, 2015

Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 63

A reminder to all our candidates who would like to start school on 2nd of March, that we need the enrollment forms by next week.
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Want to know where the kitchen design heads this year? Find below some fresh trends:
By Lauren McPhillips
1. Brass
It’s all about that brass for kitchens in 2015, featured heavily in everything from taps, sinks, range hoods, hardware, light fixtures and even bar stools. “I love the warmth and sparkle that brass adds to a kitchen – it looks wonderful with whites and greys and can be sophisticated, modern or preppy,” says Colleen. “To get that beautiful patina, go for an unpolished brass with a brushed look that will continue to wear over time.”
2 Walk in Pantries
Plenty of storage space has always been a must in kitchens, and 2015 will take it to the next level with large-scale walk-in pantries and wine closets. “The great thing about these walk-ins is that the room feels like part of the kitchen, but is a separate space which adds an exciting element for entertaining,” says Colleen. “In a more classic style kitchen, they can be hidden behind a cabinet door, but in modern spaces, steel-framed glass doors make these rooms even more amazing!”
3. Black and white
Though stainless steel will always be a classic favourite, kitchens are seeing a resurgence of black and white appliances in everything from refrigerators to ovens. “Both look incredible and pair well with brass accents,” says Colleen. Instead of going for the old school block of a white refrigerator, opt for the sleeker, more streamlined appliances that blend in seamlessly to your kitchen’s architecture.
4.Patterned Splash back tiles
From Moroccan mosaic to brushed herringbone tile, the patterned look is big for backsplashes in 2015. “These patterned backsplashes add texture and interest to the kitchen –they’re a refreshing change from the marble slabs and subway tiles we’ve been seeing for years,” says Colleen. Create some contrast in an otherwise all-white kitchen with boldly coloured tiles and add some texture with matte or honed finishes.
5. Smart Appliances
As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, so does the way we work in the kitchen. Smart appliances will be everywhere this year, and Colleen is already a certified fan of the Miele smart oven (which can keep more than 30 of your favourite recipes in its memory) and the built-in iPad for ordering groceries and playing music through her Sonos whilst cooking. What’s at the top of Colleen’s wish list for 2015? “TheTop Brewer by Scanomat is so sexy,” says Colleen. “It’s a tap that brews coffee, froths milk, or gives you chilled drinking water, cold milk, or hot water for tea – plus it can be controlled with your iPhone!”
 Ulrich P. Weinkath
Ulrich P. Weinkath 
Interior designer / Hamburg- Norderstedt / Germany
For over thirty years I've been self-employed in the field of furniture development/interior design and the furniture located therein (construction and manufacturing). With a lot of heart, lust and enthusiasm I practise my profession. For me it harbours many challenges and when it's going to be ambitious or tricky, then it is just right. My main field of activity lies in the development or construction in relation to the respective requirements of the design. I'm developing furniture and furnishings for everyone, for my peers from interior design too. Due to a well-founded network of specialists in industry and crafts I'm able to produce excellent quality to absolutely acceptable prices. This is only a brief survey of my activities.

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LINEARE Lacquered kitchen with island with integrated handles
Modulnova designer kitchens, bathrooms and living

Since 1949 the family Presotto is present in furnishing and design ...

The company's furniture and design MODULNOVA Srl was founded in 1988 under the leadership of the Family Presotto, already active in the furniture industry since 1949. The company's mission is to produce Kitchens Design and furniture always innovative in the materials and production systems, and, for our modern kitchens , the promotion of a creative design with clean lines. 
The designer kitchens Modulnova are designed with utmost care and attention to detail, finishes, accessories and assembly, in order to create valuable products. Sophistication, style and elegance are always the designer kitchens and trademarks Modulnova Kitchens, Bathrooms Modulnova (created in 2000) and md HOME, new line launched in 2011 and dedicated to the living area. The core business of MODULNOVA will remain the Kitchen Design from the beginning know that furnish the newspaper with a contemporary feel through new visual solutions, satisfying any desire.


Collections of Modern Kitchens Modulnova are the result of years of technology innovation, research and development in order to propose a new design and furnish the everyday environment with style and contemporary. Using trim resin cement also allow the creation of modern kitchens prestigious aesthetic, without neglecting the functional aspect and away from distractions, necessary for the kitchen space.


The new order and functional kitchen design offer new visual solutions: the volumes parallel straight lines, the synthesis of the complete new design geometries. The wall to the column, which opens completely, houses the most modern equipment and opposes the central island, which is also equipped, home to the work area and the bar.

Twenty Resin

The modern kitchen is divided into compact volumes and important, emphasized by the materiality of the resin finish concrete. The compositional lines decided characterize the program Twenty exalting the formal choices


The walls are opposed to each other functionally and structurally: on one hand the large library open and modular, and on the other the wall equipped destined to the containment.


The project stems from the desire to create a kitchen environment by design minimal, friendly and extremely functional: everything in its place, everything in geometric rigor absolute.

Reflective Yacht Interior

Combining fluid contours and reflective, polished surfaces, this concept yacht interior by designer Adelina Popescu reflects the natural beauty in the shapes and textures of the ocean environment. Aquatic blue reflects in glossy finishes adding to the oceanic theme, while creative use of embedded linear LED lighting highlights the overall space while providing relief from the wavy interior.
Designer: Adelina Popescu

Kitchen design at the heart of the home

Designer: Lee Hardcastle for Enigma Interiors

Using effective materials and creating different zones, this combined kitchen/dining/living area by Enigma Interiors is the perfect hub at the centre of a home
“You can tell at first glance that this combined kitchen, dining and living area is the heart of the home. All the key aspects of family living were considered throughout the design. The Grigio Carnico marble island has been added to the essastone kitchen benchtop to help differentiate the cooking and dining areas, while the wall partition on the opposite end creates a unique feature that still allows access and flow throughout the home’s hub.
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Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel Amsterdam

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Kitchen Design Academy-News Gazette # 62

Exciting news from the Academy for 2015: our team of academics are working on writing several modules in Bathroom design to complement our kitchen course. We will keep you posted.
Enroll now and change your life!

Alessandro Andreucci-Italy

Alessandro Andreucci was born in Macerata in 1968. After graduating in mechanical engineering, he studied industrial design at the State Academy of Arts at Stuttgart, in Germany. He started work in Munich, in Germany, with Siemens Design & Messe and then with System Design. In 2000 he returned to Italy to join iGuzzini Illuminazione, working mainly on designs by the Renzo Piano firm of Paris. In 2003 he lived and worked in London, working in particular with the Ron Arad firm. He has had his own industrial design office since 2004. He works on a permanent basis with Christian Hoisl, a German designer with office in Munich, with whom he won the Red Dot Award, for the Pan chair by Garpa, in 2010. Also in 2010, Ombrella, a Viabizzuno design developed with Mario Nanni, was selected for inclusion in the ADI Design Index. His clients include Ernestomeda, Emu, Garpa, Viabizzuno, Arca, Alivar, Hotz&Hotz, Egro AG and Siemens.


Lacquered kitchen with handles, design by Alessandro AndreucciChristian Hoisl

Emetrica’s minimalist elegance generates a style of harmonious restraint, expressed by discreet lines drawn by horizontal grip grooves and full-height handles, that blend into the surrounding environment with original, highly functional features. The doors, handles, hoods and work-tops are all especially thin, giving the kitchen a distinctive appearance. Emetrica is also uniquely tactile, thanks to the warmth and temperament of the wood-effect surfaces with Hi-melamine finish, a pleasure to touch.
 Lacquered kitchen with handles EMETRICA - ERNESTOMEDA
Lacquered kitchen with handles EMETRICA - ERNESTOMEDA
Lacquered kitchen with handles EMETRICA - ERNESTOMEDA
Lacquered kitchen with handles EMETRICA - ERNESTOMEDA


“Over 50 years of history require us to safeguard our artistic heritage, our traditions, our secrets, our knowledge so that they are transmitted to future generations.”
Toncelli pursues its history creating unique and inimitable products. The continuous search for exclusive materials has actually created the difference and led the way forward. Hence the choice of ITALIAN MANUFACTURING as identity of the factory: “the work of man”.
The quality of Toncelli lays in continuous processes that transform the material and make it a unique piece thanks to our craftmanship. Giving life to the materials identifies the idea of making the product. “We do not use the materials but we forge them in our own image and likeness. Each kitchen has a unique and unrepeatable history"
Toncelli Cucine - Cucine di alta qualit? has following collections:

systema-progetto50-logo-iconPROGETTO 50


Only by getting back to our origins we realized that the discovery of our past was the key factor to understand the challange that would have taken us into the future. 50 years of Toncelli kitchens. 2 items of mathematical inlaid work. 2870 different pieces for one inlaid work.



Recognizable by its handmade beveled door. Minimal design, but full of charm. The tops seem to be floating and light while still using massive materials like cement mousse or the most precious natural stones.



The technology employed in applications for aerospace is used by Toncelli, which introduces carbon fiber for the construction of certain kitchen elements.
Carbon fiber is a state-of-the-art, innovative composite material, made up of woven filaments combined with a carbon matrix: a solution which guarantees the support considerable mechanical strength and excellent resistance to changes in temperature and attacks by chemical agents.



Essential, characterized by primary geometric and linear forms, enriched with advanced home automation systems that can transform the kitchen into a highly innovative and versatile product.?The style is contemporary, the kitchen is creativity waiting to be discovered.



Nantìa is an evocative project inspired by the traditional kitchens of high-class worldwide residences characterized by cosmopolitan culture. The traditional cupboards, the generous stylish hood and the professional cooker are classic elements redesigned in a contemporary and professional outlook that make Nantìa a kitchen of great price.

Foodie Meets Scientist

The BIO-LAB Kitchen takes inspiration from the concept of creating sustainable food products by manipulating biological systems. At its heart, it uses special bacteria that ferment the food waste composite to create water and energy sources. One type is bioelectricty, which can be produced using scraps that nano-bacteria use to create a chemical reaction that translates into energy. As you’ll see, it really is a food lab!


 A slick, contemporary kitchen that mixes timber with industrial surfaces perfectly

Project details:

Designer: David Bartlett of Art of Kitchens
Cabinets New Age Veneers in Grenada and Santorini
Benchtops 30mm stainless steel (island), 30mm Grenada veneer (back bench), 20mm Calacatta marble (drop-down table)
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The brief also demanded a comfortable dining area for at least five people, so a custom-made table was commissioned. Two different tones of veneer coupled with stainless steel and marble make this a standout project, and the stainless-steel benchtop is mirrored in the floating light plane above, a unique feature and one that really draws the eye.
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The client is ecstatic with the outcome. The kitchen has become the heart of their home and implements a well-considered balance between form and function.” says the designer
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Fratelli Boffi | F*The Classic Collection


Highboard with doors, design by Ferruccio Laviani

Highboard with doors F*/2 BUFFET - Fratelli Boffi
Highboard with doors F*/2 BUFFET - Fratelli Boffi

HI-MACS® by LG Hausys Europe

HI-MACS® for kitchen worktop

HI-MACS® is ideal for working with food. The smooth, non-porous and dirt-repellent surface is easy to clean, kitchen countertops made of HI-MACS® are also exceptionally resistant to heat and household chemicals and even counters, tables, unit and cupboard fascia panels can be produced from the material of limitless possibilities.
HI-MACS® also offers an extensive range of matching sinks and bowls that can be incorporated flush into the kitchen countertop. Special made-to-measure products are also simple and easy to produce.