Archive for September, 2011
Valuable research insights and little known facts offered to optimize design, functionality and enjoyment in the kitchen – especially for multi-generational and aging-in-place households
BLANCO teams up with Hanley Wood University to launch a new CEU class that uncovers common myths, mistakes and misperceptions in residential kitchen design. New research on designing a kitchen for children, multi-generational households and aging-in-place is presented along with interesting tips and photographic ideas. While the primary focus is the sink and faucet – the course will also cover cabinetry, flooring, counters, lighting and room layout. The fast-paced 35 minute, AIA/NKBA approved CEU class is free, and will be available to interested consumers and design professionals online at http://www.hanleywooduniversity.com.
“We are delighted to inspire architects, designers and consumers,” states Tim Maicher, BLANCO’s Director of Marketing. “Our goal is to assist them in creating functional and user-friendly kitchens for the entire family with BLANCO’s free CEU course.”
“The Kitchen Sink Re-Think” continuing education class will define ways to intelligently design kitchens focusing on the three major work zones including cooking, food preparation and cleanup (other zones are discussed including snacking, eating and baking). The course will also show the benefits as well as challenges that come with every type of kitchen layout and how to work creative solutions into kitchen design for both children and mature adults.
“Our research shows that the most frequently used appliance in the entire house is the kitchen sink and faucet,” informs Maicher. “We hope to enlighten designers and consumers on how to fully leverage this important feature for maximum enjoyment and satisfaction. Our informative CEU class, filled with ideas, photography, trends and inspiration, is perfect for anyone involved in a kitchen project.”
Registration is free and open to design professionals and consumers at http://www.hanleywooduniversity.com. The class is one credit for members of the AIA or NKBA.
BLANCO partnered with the renowned De Gustibus Cooking School in New York City – outfitting their newly remodeled kitchen with a stunning KONTROLE™ professional faucet, PRECISION™ stainless steel sink and ALTA™ soap dispenser. The reveal media event was held just last week and featured food/style editors, New York foodie VIPs, legendary chefs and industry icons including Martha Stewart. Click on the image below to see the video and experience the event!
BLANCO, German manufacturer of luxury sinks and faucets, is pleased to announce the hiring of Soter-Martin, the eminent Virginia based sales and marketing organization with a proven track record of quality representation and customer satisfaction.
- Soter-Martin serves the Virginia, Washington D.C and Maryland territories, and Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware.
- The company maintains close alliances with over 16 major manufacturers and offers a 35-year track record of quality service
- Current member of six well known professional organizations including the National Association of Home Builders
“We are excited about teaming up with BLANCO,” states Rick Martin, president of Soter-Martin. “BLANCO’s high standards and innovative styles will be a perfect fit for our clients who desire quality design products.”
“Soter-Martin is ideal for BLANCO in many ways,” states Tim Ahearn, national sales manager for BLANCO. “Their ambitious team, strong industry connections and devoted customer relations will give us exactly the kind of incomparable service we are looking for. It’s always a good feeling to add to the BLANCO family of professionals another group with quality credentials and the passion to succeed.”
For information on Soter-Martin, please visit their website at www.sotermartin.com.
The Historic Savannah Foundation awarded the 2011 Preservation Award to a Midcentury Modern residence in the Magnolia Park area of Savannah, GA featuring a stunning MicroEdge™ stainless steel sink and Meridian Semi-Professional faucet from BLANCO. The home, a 1954 structure, was virtually untouched and in desperate need of care when it was purchased in 2010. The design team (Cornelia Stumpf, Celestino Piralla for Design and Travis Cormack from TCC Construction) focused on maintaining architectural integrity while furnishing with sustainable products and updated modern amenities.
The dated and water damaged kitchen was carefully preserved to highlight the original architectural features and classic 1950””””s wall oven. Beyond the essential BLANCO sink and faucet, the open space kitchen was finished with other environmentally conscious products including Bazzèo cabinetry, FAGOR appliances and LIEBHERR refrigeration.
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.