Archive for March, 2012
What makes Poggenpohl different is its ability to think afresh time and time again. It is one of the best known kitchen brands in the world – present in more than 70 countries around the globe. BLANCO is Poggenpohl’s “go-to” brand for sinks and faucets due to its quality German engineering and state-of-the-art design. Cheryl Carpenter, Poggenpohl Houston designer and studio manager, says “Blanco is a trusted, well respected German brand.” They recently selected a SILGRANIT II® sink for their showroom update. “Not all of our clients want stainless (sinks) so BLANCO’s SILGRANIT II is a great alternative,” Carpenter explains.
Carpenter also commented on a recent design where she used a BLANCO sink as well. “I designed an all white kitchen that had a Chocolate brown slab of quartz backsplash. The Blanco sink in café brown looks amazing and the client is thrilled with both the look and the performance of the sink.”
“Cubanit is a popular color at Poggenpohl and in this display we used it to complement our TEAK décor quartz,” continues Carpenter. “The BLANCO SILGRANIT II truffle color is new and looked like it was going to be a good match… it looks amazing together.”
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.
Home Talk is the #1 home improvement radio show according to Google with an audience of 3.1 million listeners. The show gives experts on home improvement a chance to educate listeners about technology, repairs, tools and products. http://www.hometalkusa.com/
Christy Emens spoke with the Cajun Contractor, Michael King recently about BLANCO sinks and faucets. Christy described the history of BLANCO, a family owned company with one of the broadest portfolio of quality sinks and faucets. These innovative products don’t just look good but also serve a functional need in the home. Michael King asked about trends and Christy spoke about the sink as part of a living kitchen design. To hear more, click the link to find the archives for February 25th and then click on hour 1.
New Trends in Kitchen Sink/Faucet Designs:
New sinks, like the BLANCO CRYSTALLINE offer an integrated cutting board that actually hides the sink when not in use. The sink is the heart of the kitchen – one of the hardest working appliances in the home. Sinks today do double duty for prep and cleaning to save space in the kitchen.
Chef-inspired themes are still hot but the designs are becoming sleeker and more sophisticated. The CULINA with its closed coil design prevents entanglement and is easier to clean with a streamlined look.
BLANCO’s SILGRANIT® II sinks made of granite and a patented formula of acrylic resins are indestructible and are one of the hottest growing segments in BLANCO’s product line. Their beautiful colors and durable construction are hitting a hot button with consumers.
Consumers want to feel good and will lean towards green companies like BLANCO. The SOLON Compost Systems lets consumers design green living into their kitchens while saving counter and under counter space.
For more trends, click on the link to hear the entire show.
Here is 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.