Archive for December, 2010
Here’s the hottest buzz – from the latest BLANCO designs featured in leading magazines. BLANCO sinks and faucets are an essential ingredient for a well-designed kitchen.
Here’s some of the latest news on BLANCO from Stone Business, Kitchen and Bath Design News and Interior Design Magazine. Also check out the buzz on our trip to IMM Cologne’s Living Kitchen from Gold Notes, Kitchen Details and Design plus Kitchen and Residential Design. We’ll be hosting six members from the Design Council to Germany to see what’s new in kitchen design and to tour BLANCO’s factories.
Born in 2009, Fixtures Living is setting a new precedent in the home living industry by offering customers a 360-degree experience that focuses on how they want to live, rather than what they want to buy. Fixtures Living is headquartered in Southern California with its main showroom located in San Diego, a second showroom in Rancho Mirage and their newest showroom planned in Costa Mesa. Upon opening in mid-2011, the 20,000-square-foot Orange County location will become Fixtures Living’s largest showroom and marks the company’s third store since first launching two years ago. We asked Danny Swaim, Vice President of Business Development to comment on BLANCO and their favorite “must have” kitchen element.
Q: What is it about BLANCO that goes with your design point of view?
A: BLANCO continually brings innovative products to market that are great looking, extremely durable and functional at the same time. We display BLANCO in a number of our kitchen vignettes as well as our sink/faucet area as we feel it’s important to allow customers to physically interact and test out the products they are considering for their homes. BLANCO’s sinks and faucets are inclusive of what a consumer wants for the most active space in their kitchen. Their products can fit into almost every design; from a Tuscan kitchen to the most minimalistic kitchen.
A: We believe that the BLANCO SILGRANIT sinks are must-haves in our customer’s kitchens. They are cutting edge and have led a transformation of what consumers want to see in their kitchen sink – it can be aesthetically pleasing, extremely durable and functional all at the same time.
Last night, BLANCO took home two Interior Design BOY (Best of Year) Product Award Winners: Best of Year Kitchen Fixtures for RONIS and Best of Year Green Products for SOLON. 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 24,000 designers went online to vote in this year’s competition. Here’s some photos from an amazing evening. To see more BOY Winners, visit www.interiordesign.net.
In this episode of DIY House Crashers, Josh Temple ambushes Ann Gregory while she is shopping for glue to reattach the laminate to her cabinets. Taking pity on her, he follows her home to update her kitchen from its long over-due 1940’s style. Reconstructing her kitchen with all new appliances, Josh rewards Ann and her husband with a contemporary stainless steel ARCON super single sink and MERIDIAN faucet that ties in beautifully to their new, classic black and white design. Once the homeowners lay eyes on their new sink and faucet, they are thrilled by the superior SteelArt craftsmanship.