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BLANCO introduces the stunning new BLANCO PRECIS CASCADE Super Single Bowl sink. The best of both worlds, this exclusive compact sink delivers single and double bowl performance with an integrated second level and stainless mesh colander for effortless draining, drying and depositing.
“The impressive PRECIS CASCADE is the ideal solution for busy lifestyles, maximizing kitchen space without compromising beauty or performance,” states Tim Maicher, director of marketing for BLANCO. “The super single bowl is a designer’s choice for today’s contemporary kitchen designs, but some homeowners are still more comfortable with a divided bowl for food preparation. The PRECIS CASCADE offers the advantages of both designs with a pleasing and spacious single bowl look that has a raised platform for food prep.”
The undermount PRECIS is made from BLANCO’s ultra durable SILGRANIT® II material with 7 patents for its cleanability plus resistance to scratches, stains, household acids, heat and more. See our Real Life, Real Tough video for more details on SILGRANIT II.
- The PRECIS is available in all eight SILGRANIT II fashion colors: Cinder, White, Biscuit, Biscotti, Café Brown, Truffle, Metallic Gray and Anthracite
- Bowl depths: 7-7/8” & 5-1/2”
Limited lifetime warranty
Includes a stainless steel mesh colander
Requires outside cabinet size 33”
Retails for $795
BLANCO wins the honorable 2013 KBCULTURE AWARD for the striking BLANCO MODEX kitchen sink workstation. Sleek in design, the innovative sink belongs to the BLANCO SILGRANIT® II collection. MODEX is also a 2013 IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) Finalist and a 2012 Red Dot International Design Award winner for its distinct raised profile, cubic style and innovative dual draining system.
KBCULTURE offers a popular and selective review of products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. The site is produced by Leslie Clagett, a well-known industry editor and author and has a following of thousands around the world.
“In the kitchen, islands, while frequently loaded with functional elements are often flat, visually empty planes,” states Clagett. “With its sculptural, above-counter profile, MODEX changes that, adding much-needed dimension to the island without sacrificing work space.”
The coveted IDEA competition draws thousands of entries each year from 39 countries around the world. Winners include standouts from Method, Samsung, Herman Miller, Microsoft, OXO, Panasonic and more.
Noteworthy characteristics of MODEX include its resistant to heat, chips, scratches and food acids. It also offers the impervious Hygienic+Plus protection that shields against bacteria and dirt, making it safe and enjoyable for the entire family.
MODEX comes in Cinder, Anthracite and White – it retails for $1,750.
BLANCO will be launching new products this weekend at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in NYC including the award winning MODEX kitchen work station, water saving faucets and the PRECIS CASCADE. Blanco will also be showing the innovative ATTIKA top-mounted sink, featuring their exclusive STEELART craftsmanship, for the first time in the U.S.
In addition,we are very proud to announce our first ever, Global Design Blogger Meetup, with two parallel events in New York City and London. Live Google Hangout video broadcasts will allow participants at the events to connect with their peers and share in giveaways, drawings for two spots on BlogTour to London and LA and trends reports, live from the shows.
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BLANCO introduces the new STELLAR stainless-steel undermount Laundry sink. Durable and delightfully transitional, this versatile single-bowl sink effortlessly transforms the laundry room into a sophisticated and contemporary space.
“Who says the laundry room needs to be boring or that a ultility sink needs to look like a utility sink?” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “STELLAR’s sleek undermount style is also appropriate for a kitchen, while the surgical grade stainless and spacious bowl depth provide even greater cleaning capability. The accessible price is perfect for utility areas without sacrificing the overall look, style, quality or performance.”
- Sink size: 23” x 17-3/4”x 12”
- Bowl Depth: 12”
- 304 Series Stainless Steel
- Refined Brushed Finish
- 18 gauge Stainless Steel
- 3-1/2” drain diameter
- 18/10 Chrome-Nickel Content
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Required outside cabinet: 27”
- Cutout Size: Template provided with approximate 1/8” reveal
BLANCO has proudly won the 2012 GOOD DESIGN Award for its beautiful BLANCO MODEX™ kitchen sink workstation and for the BLANCO CERANA™, the uniquely reversible apron front fireclay sink. Presented by the world famous Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design along with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the award is given for design in excellence worldwide.
CERANA is BLANCO’s first Fireclay sink in the U.S. market, and offers a unique reversible design that goes from traditional to contemporary while offering exceptional style and versatility. The smooth non-porous finish makes it easy to keep clean while the ultra-slim shape makes it simple to install.
BLANCO’s award-winning MODEX offers a distinctive raised profile that sits above the counter. MODEX features a generous amount of work space thanks to its design that allows for draining in two directions and a large integrated cutting board. One of the newest additions to the BLANCO SILGRANIT® II collection, this handsomely crafted modern sink embodies a high design standard with its extraordinary form and generous, flowing surfaces.
“It is a true honor for BLANCO’s CERANA and MODEX to be recognized internationally by the GOOD DESIGN Award jury,” states Tim Macher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “It is our third time winning the GOOD DESIGN Award and we are humbled by the fact that we were selected out of thousands of amazing products from 48 countries. This prestigious award certainly validates our determination and passion for creating high performance, high quality designs without compromise for beauty or the environment.”
Founded in 1950, The GOOD DESIGN Award is the oldest and most globally recognized design excellence program.
BLANCO brings home a 2012 Reader’s Choice Award from Environmental Design & Construction (EDC) magazine for its SOLON Compost System. EDC, the official magazine for the LEED professional, asks its readers to vote for the products they feel offer the best combination of sustainable attributes with ease of use and installation in a variety of categories. The winning products selected by the readers are published in the November issue.
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition from green design professionals,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “SOLON is a truly unique product that beautifully incorporates composting and organic waste separation right into the design of the kitchen.”
The innovative BLANCO SOLON is no stranger to accolades. The environmentally friendly product has previously won an iF Award For Product Design, Interior Design BOY Award Winner for Green Products, DPHA Award for Innovative Accessories Product of the Year, Innovative Green Design Award, 2011 BLOOM Award Winner in the Innovative Systems Category, 2011 Edison Awards Finalist in the Industrial Design category and Professional Builder & Professional Remodeler magazines 101 Best New Products in the Interior Products category.
Made from the highest-grade recycled stainless steel, SOLON effortlessly collects organic waste below the counter and its stunning design allows homeowners to beautifully incorporate green living into their kitchen. SOLON installs conveniently next to sinks and its minimalist, elegant style makes it suited to any decor. Simple to clean and dishwasher safe, BLANCO SOLON fits into any countertop with a virtually seamless appearance. SOLON’s attractive lid offers a hygienic seal that contains odors and retails for $595.
Engineered for smaller spaces, CRYSTALLINE’s compact, hideaway design offers up clean lines, contemporary details, inventive features and premium quality
BLANCO, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, is a 2012 Interior Design Best of Year (BOY) Honoree for the beautiful BLANCO CRYSTALLINE sink. CRYSTALLINE also won an iF award for its innovative hideaway functionality.
BLANCO has been recognized by the design community with five Interior Design BOY awards in the last four years for MicroEdge, SOLON, RONIS, CULINA and now CRYSTALLINE. (Three of the five were BOY Winners.) BLANCO is the only company to have been a four-time finalist in the “Kitchen Fixtures” category at the BOY AWARDS. BLANCO also holds the record for BOY Winners in the same category.
“The CRYSTALLINE’s breakthough design has made a huge impression in the industry,” stated Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “We are humbled by winning so many awards by such highly regarded peers – a truly remarkable feat.”
CRYSTALLINE’s integrated opaque safety glass functions as a cutting board, visually hiding the sink while creating valuable counterspace in tight kitchen spaces. Crafted with BLANCO’s MicroEdge™ technology, the sink drops into the countertop with a virtual flush edge, creating a seamless look that is easy to maintain.
Interior designers and architects selected Best of Year Product Design finalists via an online vote from 660 submissions. A jury of leading architects and designers determined winners. Over 86,000 votes were tallied in this year’s competition.
QUATRUS delivers five new undermount sinks with maximum craftsmanship, design and functionality – all at a minimum price
BLANCO debuts the stunning QUATRUS stainless steel sink series – providing affordable luxury through design driven performance. With its modern 18 gauge stainless steel design, X-drain grooves for added functionality and a lustrous, enduring finish, plus coordinating accessories from cutting boards to colanders, BLANCO QUATRUS™ has it all.
“BLANCO QUATRUS offers an entry point to bring new homeowners into our innovative, quality products,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “It’s not enough for a sink to look just like a high end luxury sink, sporting X-grooves and a contemporary shape. Compare QUATRUS to other sinks in this price range and you can tell just by running your finger down the hand polished corners that this sink is unique, from a brand that you can trust for the long term. Unlike cheap imitation designer sinks, QUATRUS won’t have weld marks, won’t rust – plus QUATRUS offers sound deadening pads and other luxury details that makes it a tremendous value in its class.”
QUATRUS comes in five different configurations including: bar, equal double, medium single, super single and 1-3/4 bowls.
- Bowl depth ranges from 8” on bar bowl to 9” on kitchen sinks
- BLANCO’s proprietary 304 series stainless steel
- 18 gauge stainless steel
- 18/10 chrome-nickel content
- Trademarked Satin Finish™ for ease of cleaning and hygiene
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Series fits cabinets from 21” to 36” depending on sink
- Prices range from $550- $965
For #InStyleTour 2012, we developed a model of a luxury city apartment featuring Blanco products and Giovanni DeCunto’s art work for our (virtual) client/muse, the sophisticated gentleman and talented actor, Mr. Daniel Craig.
The project was inspired by the parallels between the characteristics of a sophisticated gentleman and Blanco today. Additionally, inspiration came from artist Giovanni DeCunto’s new collection and how it speaks to our sophisticated clientele who are dedicated to their artful lifestyles.
The self-made, sophisticated gentleman chooses Blanco products in the kitchen for three main reasons which I’ve outlined below.
1. Integrity. Courteous and kind; hence, a man distinguished for fine sense of honor, strict regard for his obligations, and consideration for the rights and feelings of others. A well-mannered and considerate man with high standards of proper behavior. This is the code of the sophisticated gentleman.
Family-owned BLANCO commits itself to respect ethical business principles and since 1994 has been a member of the Caux Round Table (CRT), an international network of principled business leaders and companies working to promote a moral capitalism. They are recognized as a world leader in quality, innovation and unsurpassed service.
2. Well-equipped. The sophisticated gentleman demands precision and excellence from the design elements and technology he surrounds himself with. This is never more important than in the kitchen. He looks for superior products and appliances with a commercial look and strong physical features.
Blanco products, especially the specific models I’ve included, are well suited for the sophisticated male. All are organized with systems and processes that result in time savings, high function and contribute to the healthy lifestyle the sophisticated gentleman has so diligently designed.
3. Modern aesthetic. Our sophisticated gentleman is an art lover. He gravitates to art. He is informed by art. He surrounds himself with art. He pursues an artful lifestyle. He sees art within the design elements and technology that surround him. He demands precision and excellence from both.
From sleek faucets to handsome sinks, each of Blanco’s kitchen products are designed with a distinct modern look which appeals to the sophisticated gentleman.
For the sophisticated gentleman’s luxury city apartment model I chose five Blanco products which fit within the above criteria.
1. MircroEdge Blanco Flow. Featuring revolutionary MicroEdge® technology, BLANCO FLOW is more than a sink – it’s an architectural element. Gleaming stainless steel blends seamlessly with the countertop, creating the illusion of flushmount installation, from BLANCO STEELART®.
2. BLANCO ALTA™ Pullout Kitchen Faucet w/ Dual Spray. It features a modern, geometric design, streamlined spout and sleek, single-lever handle.
3. BLANCO Crystalline Single Bowl w/ Tray compact. Its hideaway design offers up clean lines, contemporary details, innovative features and premium quality. The integrated glass functions as a cutting board, visually hiding the sink while creating valuable counterspace in tight kitchen spaces. It’s easy to maintain, multifaceted with its integrated safety glass cover and functional details that respond to today’s kitchen trends.
I also love that it’s engineered for smaller spaces. Small metropolitan kitchens have always lacked in space. With CRYSTALLINE, there’s no reason why the space-deficient kitchen should suffer in either design or function.
4. BLANCO LINUS™ Pullout w/ Dual Spray. It pairs well with the Crystalline sink.
5. BLANCO SOLON™ Compost System. This earth-friendly feature contributes to healthy lifestyle that the sophisticated gentleman maintains.
About the #InStyleTour 2012
A select group of designer/bloggers gathered for our #InStyleTour 2012, a very special celebration of inspiration and excellence in art and design held on October 2nd. The two-part event was sponsored by Blanco and artist Giovanni DeCunto. Read more about #InStyleTour on the Andie Day Lifestyle Blog.