Home living that fits
... allow the kitchen, dining and living room to become a single unit. Along with a coherent colour and material concept that divides the rooms and creates a homely atmosphere together with the use of light, individually matching furnishing is the basis for a home environment that allows us to feel at home and where we like to welcome guests. Tables play a central role in this, and are staged in a variety of ways - perhaps as a dining table or add-on table and counter solution with enough space for breakfast, a snack in between, for the children's homework and much more. The material and shape, the thickness of the table top and the style of the legs can be chosen to create a bridge between the kitchen and living area or to set a specific focus to contrast and emphasise its function as a communicative centre. The composition of the seating contributes significantly to the comfort and design.
When it comes to making the most of the available space, floor-to-ceiling cabinets are the means of choice. This is where the provisions, dishes, cooking utensils and accessories as well as the built-in appliances live. The oven, sink and co. can either be visible or hidden away behind practical, variable-height push-in or sliding doors that do not stand in the way - just as you wish and to suit furnishing style. Planning the cabinets without handles creates a look that is straight, monolithic. However, handles can have a structural effect in addition to their practical function. Doors and drawers are particularly pleasant if they open and move under light pressure. Sliding doors allow the playful use of open and closed areas.
Open compartments and wall shelf units integrated in the furniture form the transition between the different areas of the home, loosen up closed fronts, and act as room dividers that, practical and homely, can be played from both sides and add lightness by allowing the light through.
Another means of spatial connection is the use of display cabinets. As tall units, display cabinet walls, as base units, top-mounted cabinets or stand-alones, with wide or filigree metal frames; with clear, ornamented or tinted glass, their uses are as varied as their types A very special effect is created by display cabinets with one-way glass. Their opaque, mirrored surfaces become semi-transparent, dark tinted glass surfaces that provide a view into the cabinet when the dazzle-free lights inside are turned on.
The design of the furniture base plays a special role in the play with the effect in the room. Furniture that sits directly on the floor appears calm and two-dimensional as it does not interrupt a return that would also create shadows. Islands and cabinet combinations can have a light, floating effect if they are placed on plinth feet. Even the modular arrangement that this solution makes possible will bring lightness and a generous, urban homeliness into the room. To say nothing of the effect achieved with careful lighting, whether in the finger pull in the base unit, in the niche area or inside the cabinet and, of course, in the working area and at the dining table.