Archive for May, 2012
Poggenpohl and BLANCO team up to create a luxurious VIP kitchen and cash wrap in the newly opened Porsche Design store in SoHo, New York City – being touted by the
Porsche Design Group as the world’s largest Porsche Design Store, 465 West Broadway, New York, NY.
Furnished with Titanium grey custom melamine cabinetry by Poggenpohl, the stylish kitchen serves as a place where VIP customers can relax and drink a cappuccino from the Miele Coffee System. The BLANCO PRECISION STEELART sink graces the kitchen with its satin polished finish and stylish drain grooves for improved functionality. The CULINA complements the sink with its magnetic hook up and flexible hose for maximum entertainment possibilities. The sleek and visually stunning Silestone countertop provided by Peter Brooks Stone Works, gives the elegant kitchen a flow of grace and welcoming appeal for VIP customers. The kitchen lounge area and cash wrap is designed to encourage customers to spend more time in the store, bringing the luxury brand icon to life in a home-like setting.
For more information, visit: http://nydowntown.poggenpohl.com/en/news/3941.html
BLANCO wins the 2012 KBCULTURE Award in the sink category for its stunning CRYSTALLINE sink citing innovation and artistic design. In addition, an honorable mention was given to the BLANCO CERANA apron front reversible fireclay sink. KBCULTURE offers a popular and selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design. With an international following from consumers, homeowners and editors, the site is produced by Leslie Clagett, a well-known industry editor and author of The New City Home and The Smart Approach to the Organized Home. Judging along with Clagett was Alice Liao, executive editor and writer of K+BB Magazine.
The winning CRYSTALLINE offers a sliding glass cutting board, which neatly conceals the stainless steel basin and also converts them into a handy workspace for meal preparation. The sink comes in black and white and is perfect for the compact kitchen.
“CRYSTALLINE’s use of glass gives the sink a very distinctive, contemporary look,” states Leslie Clagett, founder and judge of the annual KBCULTURE Awards. “It would be great if the CRYSTALLINE countertop drain-control mechanism takes hold in the US market.”
“A reversible sink-such an imaginative concept. The green potential raised by the two-in-one design is though-provoking,” adds Clagett.
Past winner includes The BLANCO CULINA faucet, which won the 2011 KBCulture Award in the faucet category.
Stop by ICFF in New York City May 19-22 to see all of BLANCO’s latest innovations and award-winning products.
On Saturday, April 28th, New Avenue and the Mayor of Palo Alto, Yiaway Yeh, cut the ribbon for the new Eco House exhibit in Palo Alto’s beautiful Rinconda Park. BLANCO is proud to be an Eco House sponsor and contributed the kitchen sink.
This net-zero energy home is off the grid, consumes $1 dollar per day in solar energy, is built with sustainable materials and fits in your backyard. The city will be hosting EcoHome tours and events throughout the year. Some of the cool sustainable items you can view at the EcoHome include recycled glass countertops, permeable paving, blue-jean insulation and clover-leaf solar electric (PV) panels.
The address is 1120 Hopkins Ave., Palo Alto, CA, 94301. The home in located next to The Girl Scout House, Children’s Library, The Lucie Stern Community Center and the Children’s Museum.
For more information, visit: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=30472