Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen Design’
BLANCO introduces the stunning new BLANCO PRECIS CASCADE Super Single Bowl sink. The best of both worlds, this exclusive compact sink delivers single and double bowl performance with an integrated second level and stainless mesh colander for effortless draining, drying and depositing.
“The impressive PRECIS CASCADE is the ideal solution for busy lifestyles, maximizing kitchen space without compromising beauty or performance,” states Tim Maicher, director of marketing for BLANCO. “The super single bowl is a designer’s choice for today’s contemporary kitchen designs, but some homeowners are still more comfortable with a divided bowl for food preparation. The PRECIS CASCADE offers the advantages of both designs with a pleasing and spacious single bowl look that has a raised platform for food prep.”
The undermount PRECIS is made from BLANCO’s ultra durable SILGRANIT® II material with 7 patents for its cleanability plus resistance to scratches, stains, household acids, heat and more. See our Real Life, Real Tough video for more details on SILGRANIT II.
- The PRECIS is available in all eight SILGRANIT II fashion colors: Cinder, White, Biscuit, Biscotti, Café Brown, Truffle, Metallic Gray and Anthracite
- Bowl depths: 7-7/8” & 5-1/2”
Limited lifetime warranty
Includes a stainless steel mesh colander
Requires outside cabinet size 33”
Retails for $795
Join our, first ever, global design blogger meetup in NYC and London to meet and mingle #globaldesign
We are very proud to announce our first ever, Global Design Blogger Meetup, with two parallel events in New York City and London.
Live Google Hangout video broadcasts will allow participants at the events to connect with their peers and share in giveaways, the global “Water for People” Pinterest challenge, drawings for two spots on BlogTour to London and LA and trends reports, live from the shows.
RSVP today on Twitvite! http://twtvite.com/Designaroundtheworld
New York City Meetup
Where: ICFF, BLANCO booth # 1336
When: May 19, 12 – 1 pm EST
Where: KBB Show, Poggenpohl booth #J50
When: May 19, 5 – 6 pm GMT
Here are the rules for the contests and fundraiser:
- Create a Pinterest board with the title “BLANCO -Water for People”
- Pin a minimum of 5 BLANCO products (must include your favorite BLANCO faucet) plus as many images that illustrate the importance and beauty of pure water. This can be images of oceans, lakes, rivers, swimming pools or whatever else inspires you.
- Ask friends and followers to “like” one or more of your images.
- Submit the link to your board no later than 5pm EST on May 15 to email@example.com
- The board with most “likes” wins an IPad Mini 32G
- Email us why you have the perfect blog to participate in BlogTour to either London or LA, to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Print your email out and bring it with you to either event at ICFF NYC or KBB London
- Be sure to leave your Twitter handle and Facebook page link in the comments
- We will consider bloggers who have had an active blog since December 1, 2012 and post a minimum of twice a week, predominantly on the topic of interior design and architecture
- YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR EMAIL TO THE SHOW AND YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
BLANCO will also be running a YouTube video promotion for their new Faucet Innovations Video. For every view until May 30, 2013 (up to 1000) views, BLANCO will donate $1 to “Water for People”. Click here to see video.
Join us on Google+!
BLANCO, Poggenpohl and Silestone kicked off the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in New Orleans with a Cajun-styled experience featuring the amazing details that make a kitchen. Nearly 100 designers and editors, including bloggers from the Modenus BlogTourNOLA, attended the “Kitchens Unmasked” event held in Nordic Kitchen’s showroom. BLANCO launched a new line of water saving faucets. For a short video of the event, click on the image below.
We welcome BLANCO Design Council Member and blogger Joseph Freenor, CFT 411 who has penned this week’s guest post on kitchen design trends including the arts and crafts revival and great rooms. Joseph is a professional woodworker whose long established blog provides in depth information and observations on the kitchen design world.
Arts and Crafts Revival
A trend that has been going on for a long time is the Arts and Crafts Revival. There are any number of people working in the field who are doing incredible work. I wrote a blog on Kevin Rodel in 2008. Mr. Rodel is clearly influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement, but he is not bound to making only reproduction pieces. What Mr. Rodel most wants to do is to create works that have their roots in that movement, but that have been designed for contemporary purposes. And that is more than simply putting a TV in a reproduction Greene & Greene bookcase. What Mr. Rodel has done is to use those designs as a point of departure, and then taken them somewhere else altogether. The results are stunning—no other word adequately describes it. Here’s a link to the original post: http://cft411.com/2008/11/05/kevin-rodel-arts-crafts-furniture-design/
The other trend that I find particularly interesting is the turn to what I call Great Rooms. These are large rooms that hold kitchen, living room and dining room. It’s something that is just beginning in this country, although it’s been in vogue for quite some time in Europe, where homes are so much smaller than they are in the USA. With the economy being the way it is, people are beginning to downsize. Some are selling large homes and buying smaller. Others are older empty-nest people who have taken in adult children with children of their own. Some clever remodeling to accommodate so many more has sometimes been the result.
I have not said anything about the empty-nest angle, but I have mentioned Great Rooms in a number of blogs. Electrolux calls it the “Live-In Room,” and I wrote a blog on them some time back which I recycled last year for Blanco’s Earth Day Celebration. Here is a link to that blog: http://cft411.com/2011/03/31/electrolux-4/
BLANCO and Bosch Home Appliances partnered together to hold a Blogger Retreat May 31-June 1 in the new Bosch Experience and Design Center in Irvine, California. The event was attended by some of the industry’s top design bloggers including members of the BLANCO Design Council. The theme of the event was centered on how European designs are shaping the Modern Kitchen and included interactive sessions on the future of kitchen design, the process of appliance design and a trend panel discussion led by Dwell Magazine’s editor Erika Heet. Bloggers also worked under the guidance of Bosch’s executive Chef Kyle Jakobi to create a California-inspired lunch in the new state-of-the-art Experience Center kitchen. Bosch’s Experience and Design Center covers over 3,000 square feet and is exclusively outfitted with BLANCO sinks and faucets. Other showroom materials include Top Knobs Cabinet Hardware and Wood-Mode cabinetry and Caesarstone surfaces.
Click on http://youtu.be/1t_CFkRq_io or the the picture below to see our photo slideshow from the event.
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.
An elegant play of geometric shapes, the new BLANCO LINUS faucet offers classic contemporary styling with a single function pull-out spray, multi-directional lever and a high arc spout that swivels 360 degrees to effortlessly fill pots, pans and vases. In addition, this sturdy, well-constructed faucet complies with lead-free statutes and is offered in Satin Nickel or Polished Chrome. BLANCO designers also offer LINUS in Anthracite or Café Brown to coordinate beautifully with SILGRANIT® II sinks. All this… and it’s only $425-$475 retail.
“No where else could you buy a professional quality faucet like this for such a great value,” says Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “BLANCO LINUS offers the best of all worlds – it’s got the look, the European construction and the pro functionality. It’s like buying a high performance BMW at economy car prices. We literally wanted to shock the industry. This is the real deal. A genuine faucet at an attainable price,” he adds.
BLANCO LINUS faucets are made from some of the highest quality materials available. Solid brass body construction anchors the finely tuned inner workings, from long-lasting ceramic disc cartridges to the flexible and convenient pull-out spray hoses. Matching soap/lotion dispensers are offered.
- 2.2 GPM flow rate
- Reversible mounting hardware adapts to thick or thin
- Color-coded hot & cold supply lines
- Double spiral flexible pull-out spray hose
- Reach 8-1/2″, Spout Height 9-3/4″, Faucet Height 11″
This week, BLANCO exhibited at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York City. ICFF is a global summit for what’s next in design. This assemblage of national and international exhibitors affords the chance to experience the most selective scope of the globe’s finest, most creative, individual and original avant-garde home and contract products - temptingly showcased in one venue. Over four days, ICFF plays host to 24,000 design professionals including interior designers, architects, developers, facility managers, wholesalers, hotel and restaurant designers as well as the general public who attends the last day of the show. BLANCO used this platform to launch the brand to interior designers and architects – many who were experiencing elements such as SILGRANIT® II and SteelArt® for the very first time.
BLANCO featured their newest innovations including the award-winning SOLON™ composting system and RONIS™ entertainment sink. SOLON offers designers more than a composting unit – many commented on its flexibility for use as a waste system as well. RONIS is a smart kitchen solution, not just for the bar area. Its smaller size and integrated/space-saving accessories make it viable as a main sink for New York City kitchens.
The LINUS™ and LEVOS™ faucets were well-received demonstrating the wide range of new faucet options available to designers within BLANCO’s line. Many designers were attracted to the sophisticated look of SILGRANIT® II in anthracite as well as the hand crafted elegance of FLOW™’s MicroEdge™ technology and ARCON™’s shapely curves. PRECISION™ 16″ sinks were also a quiet draw as designers noted the clever use of space and the need for sinks that would allow more room in back for faucets.
“SILGRANIT II was clearly a big hit with designers,” states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. “They were pleasantly surprised to learn more about our expanded color palette and the versatility it offers from sleek anthracite to the warm neutral of the new biscotti. BLANCO truly has the breadth of line to match every possible surface element. Designers also commented that they weren’t aware that BLANCO had so many prestigious awards including the Red Dot, Good Design and iF awards.”
BLANCO’s new products were a big hit at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (K/BIS)! Here are some highlights for you to enjoy.
Cindy Dole, host of CBS Home Wizards broadcast live from BLANCO’s K/BIS booth on Saturday, April 17. You can listen to her show by clicking on the link or image below. There’s a lot of great information from companies that attended the show on what’s new in kitchen design.
Dwell featured the new RONIS™ sink and LEVOS™ faucet in their post-K/BIS slide show. View the show to see all the new and exciting products Dwell loved!
BLANCO also received a design award recognition from KBCulture for our SOLON Composting System.
SILGRANIT II is hot and for good reason. It’s right at home with today’s most popular trends in kitchen design.
Durable and Easy-to-Clean
Thanks to BLANCO’s seven patents, SILGRANIT II is the most durable, easiest-to-clean sink product available on the market. It won’t scratch, stain, burn, chip or fade – making it a wise and long-lasting investment that will last for years.
With its palette of 5 classic colors, SILGRANIT II complements the wide range of colored appliances that are popping up in kitchen designs. From refrigerators to ovens to dishwashers, SILGRANIT II pairs beautifully with an array of appliance colors. It also blends well with stone countertops; from granite and marble to exotic stones – SILGRANIT II is an elegant and fashionable choice.
For those who like to slice and dice, the PRECIS™ MULTI-LEVEL sink in durable SILGRANIT II offers the ultimate in functional food preparation. It features a unique dual-level design and custom accessories that turn the ordinary kitchen into a pro-style prep center. Perfect for professional chefs, or for those who fancy themselves as one.
We know you’ve got a style all your own, and with SILGRANIT II, now your sink can too!