The company exhibitions held by the kitchen furniture industry along the ‘kitchen mile’ offered something to suit every taste.
From urban to industrial design or modern country style, any stylistic direction, however individual it may be, can be realised via the exhibitors’ product ranges. Inspired by international architectural developments, trends in fashion or the automotive industry and, of course, consumer behaviour, the 30 members of the A30 Küchenmeile e.V. marketing association presented the very latest interior trends, implemented using materials in keeping with the times which, as is to be expected in kitchens, are selected for their sustainability and durability
Stone and concrete
... these materials and their reproductions have established themselves on the market across all the price categories. The finishes remain faithful to their natural models. Concrete designs are available in various shades from light to dark. The same applies, naturally, to stone effects, where as well as granite the influence is very often marble or slate in a wide range of finishes and colours.
Metal touch ...
... gives the furniture a touch of luxury. Whether lacquered, flat coated or foil wrapped, there is a finish to suit every substrate and budget. Metal effects in copper, gold or titanium are used, as well as bronze, silver and brass.
Refined material compositions
Playing with contrasts maintains the arc of suspense. Oak, cherry and walnut, for example, as well as beech, stone pine and Swiss pine combine with self-coloured finishes or cool materials like stainless steel, glass and stone to create a pleasantly cosy, warm overall effect.
Concrete floors and walls or rough brick walls in combination with metal, steel and solid, dark wood characterise industrial style. A style direction that allows scope for individual taste. Originally used mainly in the interiors of loft apartments, today industrial style also features in modern, open-plan, light-flooded flats.
Country house style, more varied than ever
Whether traditional and fairly lavish, with panelled fronts, cornice and pilasters, hood surround and display cabinet, or without frills and more restrained, the country house style is here to stay and is in fact increasingly in demand, including in Germany. Here too, the manufacturers along the kitchen mile have an extremely wide product range and of course materials to meet every requirement.
Clean and chic ...
... remains in vogue. Self-coloured finishes in all materials, handleless and without frills, are still the hallmarks of timeless design. Combined with open shelf recesses and lights they can create a variety of looks, from uncompromisingly puristic to light and open.