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.

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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.

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SCHOCK: The right balance between form and function

More choice: SCHOCK unveils new designer tap

What makes a design perfect? The right balance between form and function. These two factors are largely what determine our perception of everyday objects – such as kitchen taps. This new model sees SCHOCK add to its portfolio a mixer tap embodying the perfect combination of the company’s high aesthetic and ergonomic requirements: the Daja plays with the contrast between clean lines and soft rounded edges.

The model demonstrates the full creative brilliance of the innovative sink manufacturer from the Bavarian town of Regen. SCHOCK complements its wide range of quartz-composite sinks with a varied selection of mixer taps designed to enhance the stylishly individual sinks by the addition of an attractive accessory.… [READ MORE]

FRANKE: Noble brilliance for the kitchen

New Franke Copper Edition

With an elegantly matched copper edition Franke picks up on the trend towards precious metals in the kitchen: From now on, the kitchen specialist will have not only two sinks and matching faucets, but also the successful Mythos Cooker Hoods and a glass worktop in the trendy copper look.

With the Copper Edition Franke brings the stylish appearance of precious metals into the kitchen. The harmoniously balanced components exude a warm, comfortable elegance that underlines the industrial chic in the modern kitchen ambience, but also works in the rustic country kitchen and sets noble accents. This is how copper plays out its allrounder qualities and can be harmoniously combined with a wide variety of materials and … [READ MORE]

BLANCO: As if by magic

BLANCO SOLENTA-S Senso with contactless start-stop function

Inspired by the professionals in the catering industry, ultra-keen amateur chefs greatly appreciate having functionally designed mixer taps with an exclusive silhouette and flexible spout. The latest development by Blanco goes one step further, and opts for sensor technology for maximum user comfort.

Blanco Solenta-S Senso is the name of this innovation in the programme of Germany’s market leader for mixer taps. A casual movement of the hand under the shower arm is all it takes for the integrated sensor to start or stop the water spray – with absolutely no contact at all. This means the hands are always free, for instance to fill a large spaghetti saucepan or just run a

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Grey – the on-trend colour that’s taking over the kitchen

Grey is experiencing a revival. According to Houzz’s Kitchen Study 2017, grey is one of this season’s key colours. Grey is classic, versatile and accentuating. In combination with pastel shades it exudes a sense of relaxation and purism. Teamed with loud colours it serves as a contrast and makes them shine even brighter. SCHOCK has recently made several new additions to the portfolio: sinks, mixer taps and accessories in various shades of grey that harmonise perfectly and bring a cool chic to the kitchen.

Shades of grey – Silverstone and Asphalt

Inspired by the latest fashion and interior design trends, SCHOCK has created new nuances on the colour spectrum. Elementary styles and pastel tones are everywhere today – including in … [READ MORE]

Mixer tap that folds down: BLANCO LARESSA-F

Window clear in just one move

As the German market leader for kitchen taps, Blanco also has numerous perfectly designed solutions for that ever-popular spot for the sink: in front of the window. Blanco Laressa-F adds a particularly clever control concept and modern looks to the series of mixer taps for installation in front of a window: when required, it is simply tilted to the front, allowing a window behind the sink to open in moments. Thanks to the optimum installed height, the whole of the modern L-shaped tap can be lowered into the bowl in moments or else turned sideways and placed on the drainer. As the control lever can also be positioned horizontally, it does not get in

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Perfection: the third generation of the BLANCO AXen concept

An advantage with regard to elegance and ergonomics

As ever, AXen sinks from Blanco are one of the highlights of the kitchen industry. Since its première 15 years ago, the AXen concept, which is available in three materials (stainless steel, Silgranit and ceramic) and for all base cabinet sizes, has been consistently developed and designed to match the habits of contemporary users. Blanco now presents the third generation: with two Silgranit models in a fundamentally new look and some interesting changes for all the stainless steel AXen models.

The Blanco Axia III 6 S Silgranit sink looks more elegant than ever before. The new design is based on a clear and puristic design language that goes hand in hand with

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BLANCO LIVIA-S combines mixer tap, detergent dispenser and pop-up waste kit

Focal point in the modern country-house

Combining modern interiors with carefully chosen flea market finds can add a trendy flair to a traditional home. BLANCO’s new premium mixer tap line satisfies the best of both worlds with subtle, retro details. The BLANCO LIVIA-S tap cleverly combines classic and contemporary design with three exclusive finishes – chrome, manganese and brushed brass – to create a design statement in any home from country-house to industrial loft.

These subtle accents of colour are the signature feature of the LIVIA-S, combined seamlessly with a high J-shaped spout and an eye-catching mixer tap body. The water flow is easy to control with a handy control lever and the LIVIA-S is fitted with a practical

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New mixer taps BLANCO CARENA/-S and BLANCO JURENA/-S

Up, up and away

Square or round? This is a matter of style preference, and it’s one that applies as much in the kitchen as anywhere else. And attention is paid to the mixer tap in particular, since its location means it is a focal point of your kitchen. Blanco Carena and Blanco Jurena offer attractive solutions. The two new mixer tap lines are based on the same design concept and yet look completely different.

The most obvious difference is the shape of the spout. The rounded arch of the Blanco Carena, which works with stylistic elements of the classical modern period, or the striking lines of the Blanco Jurena, emphasising a sophisticated elegance – both are perfect in function

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