FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- New thinking has a tradition at Poggenpohl. At the Eurocucina Furniture Exhibition in Milan, German premium-kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl presented +ARTESIO®, a new concept designed in collaboration with Hamburg-based star architect and designer Hadi Teherani. Going far beyond the fitted kitchens typically found in the industry, it provides an all-embracing solution in an architectural melting pot fusing furniture design, wall, floor and ceiling.
+ARTESIO® is an all-embracing concept in which the aspects of building, architecture, home living and kitchen all coalesce, and continues the Bauhaus philosophy of "form follows function." Bearing the typical Teherani signature, the result is a solution that also builds a visual bridge between cooking and living. Born in Teheran, Hadi Teherani, has been recognized as one of the most creative minds on the architecture and design scene both in Germany and across the globe.
The innovative kitchen concept incorporates three dimensions: from the floor and walls right through to the ceiling. The latter is visually defined by a functional arch that integrates all of the elements necessary for lighting, ventilation and sound. This produces an entirely new feeling of space that turns the kitchen into the center of living at home.
Providing the organizational basis for the new kitchen, a design grid of 130 mm brings together louvred wall and base units in horizontally linear fashion. The uniform style is based on a newly developed carcase that permits identical front and side sections – a unique innovation in kitchen design. And, as a design element, the stainless-steel band that extends all the way around the reveal-accentuated structure of the walls with their exquisite wooden surfaces underscores the desired, integrative impression.
Poggenpohl also treads new paths in the choice of materials, introducing its first-ever textured leather finishes as well as melamine, real wood veneers and lacquered glass in a new range of colors.
With the new +ARTESIO® concept, designing the kitchen doesn't begin once the floor plan has been finalized, but ideally starts at the same planning stage as the architecture of the home. +ARTESIO® will be available from Poggenpohl in 2011.
Poggenpohl is the world's leading luxury kitchen brand with 30 kitchen design showrooms in the U.S. Based in Herford, Germany, Poggenpohl exports its kitchens to over 70 countries. Since 2000, Poggenpohl has been part of Sweden's Nobia Group, Europe's largest manufacturer of kitchens.