hansgrohe: Kitchen Innovation of the Year 2020

Aquno Select M81 wins Gold

The hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 kitchen faucet brought home gold in the KitchenInnovation of the Year® 2020.

For the 14th time, the independent LifeCare initiative presented the internationally recognized awards for products that are especially consumer friendly.

In all, 28 products were honored as KitchenInnovation of the Year® 2020, with ten products securing the top honor in their category, namely the Golden Award – Best of the Best, including the hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 kitchen faucet.

Wellness for Fruit and Vegetables

hansgrohe presents the future of smart workflow in the kitchen – for aspiring chefs and food lovers for whom cooking is more than just preparing food.

With its new Aquno Select M81 kitchen … [READ MORE]

BLANCO: New stainless steel sink series CLASSIMO

A modern classic with clever details

Stainless steel is the classic sink material and has been tried and tested millions of times. The elegant material blends harmoniously into any kitchen design and is extremely durable.

For kitchens where functionality is paramount and ease of use should not be neglected, Blanco now has a new performance class of stainless steel sinks with the Classimo family.

It inspires with its timeless design, generous bowl volume and trumps with extra features that make every handle on the sink more comfortable. Classimo thus exceeds the common standards in its category.

The modern InFino drain system and the concealed C-overflow overflow are integrated in all models. In addition – another novelty in this sink category … [READ MORE]

FRANKE: New patented filter technology

New filter tap Franke Vital – Fresh, clear and tasty

In house4kitchen 2019, Franke presented the first filter tap with the Franke Clear Water Capsule System under the motto “Ready Steady Drink”.

Thanks to the new patented filter technology and an extremely small filter capsule, it dispenses tasty and healthy drinking water directly from the filter into the glass.

Franke launches three Vital models of fittings: the “2 in 1” solutions with a classic fixed spout or as a trendy Semi Pro version and a compact Vital Top version as a standalone mixer exclusively for filtered water.

Patented filter system

The Franke Clear Water Capsule filter stands for quality and performance “Made in Switzerland” and is the first system … [READ MORE]

BLANCO: Black is black

Now in matt black: mixer taps, detergent dispenser and pull knob

Striking, elegant and timeless at the same time: the color black is a sought-after design element in the staging of sophisticated interiors. Black conquers a favorite role in nearly all components of the kitchen and finds itself in different furnishing styles again.

The color can be combined excellently with natural wood, exposed concrete and white. Perfect for this trend is the new matt black finish, which Blanco now offers for two fitting models and several accessories. Both Linus and Linus-S and Blanco Catris-S Flexo with flexible spout are available in the new color for a perfect match to the living and kitchen ambience.

Also available in matt black is … [READ MORE]

REHAU: The Smartest Drinking Water Dispenser

Intelligent all-in-one solution for convenient drinking water consumption

Drinking water is the most valuable commodity. With RE.SOURCE, the new mains-connected drinking water dispenser, polymer specialist REHAU delivers fresh, filtered tap water that is chilled, sparkling or boiling hot from one appliance. At the same time, it meets the highest requirements in terms of safety and convenience for private homes and business premises.

For example Germans drink an average of 175 litres of water each from plastic or glass bottles per year. Buying bottled water costs time and money – and the environmental impact of disposing the empty bottles is huge.

Thanks to its activated carbon filter with pre-coat technology, the RE.SOURCE drinking water dispenser from REHAU can supply fresh, filtered … [READ MORE]

SCHOCK: Gold is en Vogue

Golden Days in SCHOCK’s Anniversary Year

With the founding of SCHOCK 95 years ago and the invention of the quartz composite sink, a golden era of sink design began. And in this anniversary year, these Golden Years of SCHOCK manifest themselves in two ways.

With the new CRISTADUR®, SCHOCK has made its best material even better – setting a new yardstick in the gold standard of the sink world. The best ever CRISTADUR® is even more hard-wearing, robust and easy to clean. CRISTADUR® also shows off its colours to even better effect now.

Golden colour collections are the second expression of the golden anniversary year: gold is en vogue. It is an expression of glamour, value and purity. Gold has … [READ MORE]

BLANCO: As colourful as life

The BLANCO SITY XL 6 S made of Silgranit PuraDur, and the BLANCO VIU-S mixer tap

Add some fresh accents to your kitchen with on-trend colours – it’s fun with the Blanco Sity XL 6 S sink and the Blanco Viu-S mixer tap, which create a stunning look as a perfectly paired duo. The new Silgranit PuraDur premium sink captures the Zeitgeist with its modern design and appealing concept, which bring a real zest for life and a sense of individuality to the kitchen.

Everything about it is exceptional, as evident from the spacious drainer, which is divided into gently tiered zones and offers space both for items that need to be washed and an intuitive and secure place to … [READ MORE]

FRANKE: New laminar jet technology for kitchen faucets

Franke kitchen faucets with splash-free laminar jet

Franke equips selected kitchen faucets with the practical laminar jet technology. The splash-free and whisper-quiet water jet ensures a plus in hygiene and comfort in kitchen work.

The innovative laminar jet technology eliminates air turbulence in the water jet – which in turn ensures a crystal-clear water jet with significantly lower spray behavior.

Clean thing

Especially with high spout kitchen faucets, cleaning dirty dishes or brushing fruit and vegetables becomes easy on the spout. Here the laminar jet shows its strengths, because the area around the sink remains hygienically clean and dry. In addition, the clear water jet is much quieter than an air-blasted jet.

So far, Franke has been fitting out a … [READ MORE]