Posts Tagged ‘CULINA’
As many of you know Andie Day and I recently hosted an event in Boston called the #InStyleTour where BLANCO was featured. BLANCO was also gracious in sponsoring this event, which included area designers and bloggers and combined the beauty of BLANCO products with artwork by Giovanni DeCunto. To add to the event BLANCO offered a CULINA faucet and Giovanni offered a piece of art to be awarded to two guests in attendance.
The CULINA Faucet by BLANCO.
Surely two great pieces of art!
Here Michelle Cortizo, the winner of the CULINA faucet,
with Christy Emens from BLANCO and Giovanni DeCunto.
Below is Laurie Gorelick who was the winner of the painting by Giovanni.
The idea behind #InStyleTour was to create an event that would have a high degree of interest at looking more into BLANCO’s product line and also combining that with art.
Now many companies do host events but in fact when you get there it’s all about their products and more of a sales pitch. InStyleTour is about bringing together people that have mutual interests and a common bond started through social media and continued on in real life. It’s about building personal relationships and community, bound together through social media, design and a common interest in products of high quality and lasting value.
As these communities are formed, they create a place where conversations happen and in hosting events like this, a lasting memory is formed by those that attend.
BLANCO understands the value in creating and nurturing these communities to advance awareness of, not only their products, but also the people that make BLANCO such a great company. They see the long-term value in building relationships with designers and bloggers and having events such as this creates memories of a great evening, wonderful conversations and beautiful products. That memory will be there long after the event has passed.
Sustain Design Studio will launch their new California SOLO 1 series at the Dwell on Design show in Los Angeles, CA this week. The California SOLO 1 is a prefab modular dwelling – at the forefront of green building and home construction. Employing the highest standards of modern residential design, materials and technology – the California SOLO 1 is beautiful, energy efficient and enduring. The objective of the home is to keep operational and maintenance costs low while reducing the home’s overall environmental footprint.
Sustain Design carefully selected a BLANCO SILGRANIT® II PRECIS Truffle Super Single bowl and CULINATM water saving faucet. The SILGRANIT II sinks are maintenance free and offer legendary durability to resist scratches, heat, stains, chips and more. Plus they are backed with a lifetime warranty. The CULINA offers a breakthrough magnetic hook up and a flexible hose that’s easy to clean. The CULINA water saving faucet reserves 20% more water than a standard faucet.
Other sustainable features of the California SOLO 1 include: green non toxic finishes and materials, energy efficiency, durability, low maintenance to limit waste, indoor air quality to insure healthy home, using natural ventilation to passively cool and a green roof with indigenous vegetation to name just a few.
If you are at Dwell on Design, visit Booth D815 to learn more or http://www.sustain.ca.
If you’re in Boston this week, take a swing by designer Andie Day’s studio on Hanover Street. Andie’s Window on Design display features the new BLANCO CERANA fireclay sink and CULINA Semi-pro faucet, in a fun “champagne and cupcakes” city living theme. Sweet!
You can also enter to win the CULINA Semi-pro faucet by leaving a comment on Andie’s blog.
The window display will be up through the end of this week.
Special thanks to BLANCO Design Council member Andie Day and her team for this opportunity!
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.
For the month of January, BLANCO invited fans to vote for their favorite faucet on Facebook. The winner of our “what faucet are you?” survey would receive the faucet they voted for plus BLANCO would make a donation to a special charity on their behalf. The winner of our survey giveaway is Annya Pustauer who cast her vote for the Sleek and Sophisticated CULINA!
CULINA received the most votes which means BLANCO will donate to @DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. The winner was chosen by the random number generator on random.org. Thank you to the 70+ people who took the time to vote for their favorite faucet! Congratulations to Annya who will soon have a beautiful new CULINA faucet from BLANCO.
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.
The BLANCO CULINA™ Semi-Professional faucet is up for a Best of Year Award from Interior Design Magazine!
Vote today for your favorite design elements – and ours! Voting ends October 10th. Here is the link to vote now: http://www.interiordesign.net. CULINA is listed under Kitchen Fittings/Fixtures.
Thank you as always for your interest in BLANCO and we hope to bring home another Best of Year Winner!!
With over 20,000 design affectionate in attendance, Dwell On Design (June 24 -26, 2011), proved to be the perfect launch arena for CISCO HOME’s groundbreaking kitchen furniture collection featuring a state of the art BLANCO MicroEdge™ sink and professional series faucet. (Of course, BLANCO also exhibited at Dwell On Design to launch the new CULINA™ faucet, SILGRANIT® II Truffle sink color and the innovative 1-3/4 PERFORMA Low Divide.)
“With the emergence of a younger, smarter and more demanding consumer entering the marketplace, we feel that this new collection will be the perfect product extension for CISCO HOME, the clean, modern lines and the use of eco-sensitive materials reflects the CISCO HOME design and marketing philosophy perfectly,” states Cisco Pinedo, President of CISCO BROTHERS.
The CISCO HOME presentation at DWELL ON DESIGN was a 400 sqft living area, giving the feel of a small apartment or loft. The presentation included a free-standing kitchen made from reclaimed timbers of a 125 year old church that was recently demoed. The kitchen featured the latest in energy efficient and water saving appliances plus a state of the art BLANCO sink and faucet.
The new kitchen, bath and closet elements are produced in Los Angeles using recycled and reclaimed wood products that are non-toxic and formaldehyde free and may contribute to LEED accreditation.