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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.
RSVP today on Twitvite! http://twtvite.com/Designaroundtheworld
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Join our, first ever, global design blogger meetup in NYC and London to meet and mingle #globaldesign
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, the global “Water for People” Pinterest challenge, drawings for two spots on BlogTour to London and LA and trends reports, live from the shows.
RSVP today on Twitvite! http://twtvite.com/Designaroundtheworld
New York City Meetup
Where: ICFF, BLANCO booth # 1336
When: May 19, 12 – 1 pm EST
Where: KBB Show, Poggenpohl booth #J50
When: May 19, 5 – 6 pm GMT
Here are the rules for the contests and fundraiser:
- Create a Pinterest board with the title “BLANCO -Water for People”
- Pin a minimum of 5 BLANCO products (must include your favorite BLANCO faucet) plus as many images that illustrate the importance and beauty of pure water. This can be images of oceans, lakes, rivers, swimming pools or whatever else inspires you.
- Ask friends and followers to “like” one or more of your images.
- Submit the link to your board no later than 5pm EST on May 15 to email@example.com
- The board with most “likes” wins an IPad Mini 32G
- Email us why you have the perfect blog to participate in BlogTour to either London or LA, to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Print your email out and bring it with you to either event at ICFF NYC or KBB London
- Be sure to leave your Twitter handle and Facebook page link in the comments
- We will consider bloggers who have had an active blog since December 1, 2012 and post a minimum of twice a week, predominantly on the topic of interior design and architecture
- YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR EMAIL TO THE SHOW AND YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
BLANCO will also be running a YouTube video promotion for their new Faucet Innovations Video. For every view until May 30, 2013 (up to 1000) views, BLANCO will donate $1 to “Water for People”. Click here to see video.
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BLANCO, Poggenpohl and Silestone kicked off the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in New Orleans with a Cajun-styled experience featuring the amazing details that make a kitchen. Nearly 100 designers and editors, including bloggers from the Modenus BlogTourNOLA, attended the “Kitchens Unmasked” event held in Nordic Kitchen’s showroom. BLANCO launched a new line of water saving faucets. For a short video of the event, click on the image below.
BLANCO, Poggenpohl and Silestone kicked off the New York Architectural Digest Home Design Show festivities last week, with a farm-to-table brunch featuring “The new neutrals” in kitchen design. 50 writers and editors, including bloggers from the Modenus BlogTourNYC, attended the event held in Poggenpohl’s Park Avenue showroom. BLANCO launched the architectural MODEX sink in a new SILGRANIT II CINDER color noting that today’s neutrals combine grey, black and brown tones. Silestone also confirmed the demand for updated neutrals and offered that textured patterns add dimension, while Poggenpohl’s latest finishes included warm wood veneers in ash for a transitional look. For a short video of the event, click on the image below.
BLANCO is exhibiting at the the Living Kitchen Trade Show in Cologne, Germany. January 14-17. We are with select members of the BLANCO Design Council and have partnered with Modenus as an official BlogTour sponsor. In total – between Modenus and BLANCO’s Design Council for both the U.S. and Canada – there will be over 30 design bloggers who will receive VIP status at the show.
Look for exciting tweets (#BlogTourCGN ) and blog posts from the BLANCO Design Council: Susan Serra, Leslie Clagett, Ken and Grace Kelly, Kelly Morisseau, Nick Lovelady, Andie Day, Cheryl Clendenon, Jamie Gold, Veronika Miller and Paul Anater.
The theme for BLANCO at imm cologne/Living Kitchen is: A PASSION FOR PERFECTION. BLANCO presents state-of-the-art ideas on every aspect of the modern sink center and with a particular passion for perfection. We will be covering some very exciting new products in the coming weeks that debuted at the show.
BLANCO and Bosch Home Appliances partnered together to hold a Blogger Retreat May 31-June 1 in the new Bosch Experience and Design Center in Irvine, California. The event was attended by some of the industry’s top design bloggers including members of the BLANCO Design Council. The theme of the event was centered on how European designs are shaping the Modern Kitchen and included interactive sessions on the future of kitchen design, the process of appliance design and a trend panel discussion led by Dwell Magazine’s editor Erika Heet. Bloggers also worked under the guidance of Bosch’s executive Chef Kyle Jakobi to create a California-inspired lunch in the new state-of-the-art Experience Center kitchen. Bosch’s Experience and Design Center covers over 3,000 square feet and is exclusively outfitted with BLANCO sinks and faucets. Other showroom materials include Top Knobs Cabinet Hardware and Wood-Mode cabinetry and Caesarstone surfaces.
Click on http://youtu.be/1t_CFkRq_io or the the picture below to see our photo slideshow from the event.
BLANCO + Modenus recently held a Tweet Up event at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City to promote water conservation – in particular to raise money through tweets for Water for People. Water for People is a charitable organization that ensures sustainable clean/safe drinking water for all people. Hundreds of tweets raised funds and reached almost one million people during the Champagne and Cupcakes themed event. Modenus also drew names to select one blogger to attend their popular BlogTour in London this fall. BLANCO celebrated the launch of three new collections including the CERANA™ Fireclay Apron Front Sink, CRYSTALLINE™ Hideaway Sink and a new collection of water saving faucets. Watch the video to catch all the action at http://youtu.be/1e9B6-RWI0c
Click on images below to watch the video!!
Prominent N.Y. editors and international design bloggers attended the exclusive kickoff media event for Modenus NY 2012 BlogTour
The kitchen design experts at Poggenpohl and celebrity chef Eric Ripert launched The Eric Ripert Kitchen by Poggenpohl to kickoff Modenus Blog Tour N.Y. 2012. A group of international design bloggers and New York media got an exclusive look at the groundbreaking and eco-friendly kitchen concept. The social media event was sponsored by Poggenpohl, BLANCO and Modenus.com.
The Eric Ripert Kitchen by Poggenpohl demonstrates how the celebrity chef’s own personal vision for a world-class restaurant kitchen can be reinvented for the at-home chef. Over 30 design editors met with the Poggenpohl design team who brought the Ripert concept to life in a beautiful contemporary and eco-friendly design with distinct and functional details for cooking and entertaining at home.
The interactive and educational event also included the launching of innovative products including the BLANCO CERANA Fireclay Apron Front Sink and Poggenpohl’s +ARTESIO Kitchen.
“It was a pleasure to work with one of the most revered designers to create a beautiful kitchen that is not only gorgeous but is the most efficient possible in allowing you to craft a perfect meal in your home and to create convivial atmosphere around the table,” states Eric Ripert.
Eric Ripert Kitchen by Poggenpohl Details
- Eco-friendly Poggenpohl textured teak lava and terra melamine cabinetry.
- Narrow pullout drawers and vertical cabinets store essential ingredients and cooking utensils right at the cooktop.
- Ripert also specified innovative details such as a plating area in front of the cooktop to prep dishes as he completes them.
- Chef inspired for the home fixtures: BLANCO Precision™ 16’’ SteelArt® sink and BLANCO Meridian™ Semi-Professional faucet.
Eric Ripert, chef of the celebrated three-star Michelin rated New York restaurant Le Bernardin, cooks with Poggenpohl and BLANCO at home and on his Emmy award winning TV show Avec Eric. To learn more about The Eric Ripert Kitchen by Poggenpohl, visit www.aveceric.com/kitchen.
Poggenpohl creates luxury kitchens and has been at the forefront of kitchen cabinetry design for 120 years. www.poggenpohl.com
For three generations, BLANCO has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. www.blancoamerica.com.
What BLANCO faucet are you? Visit BLANCO on Facebook and answer our survey to be entered to win the faucet you choose. To view BLANCO faucets visit www.blancoamerica.com. LIKE us on Facebook and we will enter you 2X! Winners will be drawn on January 31st via random drawing.
As if winning a faucet was not enough incentive to play… we will also donate to a specific charity depending on which faucet gets the most votes. If CULINA wins, we will donate to DIFFA – PURUS 1 is represented by Habitat for Humanity and if HYDRA wins, we will donate to The Thirst Project. Vote for your favorite faucet or your favorite charity. Everyone is a winner!
Vote now for your favorite faucet!
Please note that BLANCO employees and sales representatives are not eligible to win this contest.
Last night, BLANCO took home an Interior Design BOY (Best of Year) Finalist Award for the CULINA faucet in the Kitchen Fittings/Fixtures category. BLANCO has been recognized by the design community with four Interior Design BOY awards in the last three years for MicroEdge, SOLON, RONIS and now CULINA. (Three of the four awards were BOY Winners.) The editors of Interior Design Magazine post their Merit Finalist selections from a wide field of entries and then BOY Winners are selected by the design community through online voting. Over 60,000 votes were tallied in this year’s competition. Here are the photos from an amazing evening. To see more BOY Winners, visit www.interiordesign.net.