BLANCO: Small Format, Big Capacity

The BLANCO SELECT Compact 60/2 for low installation depths

Kitchen cupboard space is at a premium. Waste management systems are often housed in the base cabinet beneath the sink, but here they often have to compete with other installations for space. Base cabinets can get very crowded in buildings with a decentralised hot water supply via a low-pressure boiler, or if flow heaters or filtering systems are installed.

Blanco has designed a new waste system for precisely such eventualities. In a reduced 320 mm model, the Select Compact 60/2 makes the perfect solution for low installation depths, and thus ideally suited to Blanco’s new smart mixer taps. Despite its compact dimensions, the new Select solution offers a generous receptacle [READ MORE]

FRANKE: Real Cooks Cook with Steel

Professional kitchen for the home

With Franke’s PureSteel worktops, the professional kitchen finds its way into one’s own four walls. The high-quality stainless steel plates are enormously robust and available in several attractive surface variants.

It is not without reason that stainless steel surfaces are standard in professional kitchens. The material is extremely hard-wearing, absolutely hygienic, easy to clean and insensitive to rapid temperature changes. In addition, stainless steel absorbs no odors and also against discoloration such as tomato sauce, red wine or tea, the material is resistant. In the private kitchen, the individual stainless steel worktop is therefore becoming increasingly popular.

Franke offers high-quality PureSteel worktops in thicknesses of 4, 6 and 8 millimeters and a length of up … [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]

BLANCO: The sink for fans of the country-house look

Blanco Faron XL 6 S in Silgranit PuraDur

Wood, tiles, stone and other natural materials create a cosy look in the kitchen. Well-designed details and high-tech features that offer maximum convenience are hugely popular when it comes to functional equipment to assist cooking. For those who love the modern country house look, Blanco  has a particularly charming and contemporary Silgranit PuraDur sink among its range: Faron XL 6 S features a design that interprets distinctive elements of the country-house style in an elegant new way.

Classy double grooves on the drainer and tap ledge are reminiscent of traditional wall panelling, yet the sink’s straight lines also give it a modern look. The drainer and side mixer tap ledge are harmoniously … [READ MORE]

FRANKE: With the Box Center, all kitchen helpers are always at hand

Sink and kitchen accessories as a shapely unit

Franke has developed the new Franke Box Center under the slogan “Organization perfected”. It is a clever organizing system that combines the sink and kitchen accessories into a compact, shapely unit. The special thing about it: The most important kitchen helpers, which are needed for the preparation of meals, are always at hand directly at the sink.

In a well-organized kitchen, each handle sits. Franke believes that the better the kitchen components are matched, the smoother the daily processes will be. The more comfort they offer, the more pleasant the kitchen work. The new Franke Box Center takes up this philosophy and perfects it in the sink area. So the most important … [READ MORE]

FRANKE: sink & tap as a filigree unit

With KWC ERA, Franke has a design line in its portfolio in which the kitchen sink and faucet combine to form a high-quality design unit – highly functional and precise. The design language is deliberately minimalist and filigree and is aimed at people who appreciate high-quality and innovative design.

With numerous innovations, KWC has driven the development of kitchen faucets since 1874 – especially with the invention of the first 1-hole kitchen faucet with retractable hose shower in 1957. But the ultimate goal has always been to perfect the products in the overall context of aesthetics and functionality and quality – as a new experience and a comprehensive experience. KWC has been part of the Franke Group since 2013. In … [READ MORE]

FRANKE: Clever technology, the novelties

Clever technology combined with shapely product design

The Franke Innovations for the Küchenmeile 2018 at a glance

In this year’s house4kitchen, Franke has first-class new products covering all product lines of Franke Kitchen Systems – from sinks and faucets to stainless steel worktops and a waste system to extractor hoods and a cooktop hood. All new developments score with their successful combination of outstanding design with high functionality, ease of use and modern technology. On the nearly 400 square meter, completely redesigned exhibition area, the shapely premium kitchen fittings and sinks from KWC are also presented.

The sink highlights

As a trade fair highlight, Franke presents the new Franke Box Center – this clever arrangement system combines the sink [READ MORE]

BLANCO: Red Dot Design Award 2018

BLANCO again at the forefront of the Red Dot

Best of Best for ARTAGO

Great stage for the flushing specialists from Nordbaden: with a Best of Best at the Red Dot Design Award 2018 Blanco was able to further expand its extensive series of renowned design awards. The prizewinner is the Blanco Artago design sink made of Silgranit PuraDur, which is also available in an exclusive mix of materials with stainless steel.

At the gala in Essen, chief designer Brigitte Ziemann and her colleague Thomas Funke accepted the coveted prize in the fully booked Aalto Theater and celebrated this special success with other product managers. It was, by the way, this year’s only contribution to kitchen furniture and kitchen accessories [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: Country-house flair in a new interpretation

Modern comeback of the farmhouse-style sink: BLANCO CRONOS XL 8

There is also a growing fascination for green living in the city. This is reflected, for instance, in current interior design trends, which radiate a feeling of individual freedom and yet are progressive and functional. The perfect match is the new stainless steel sink, Blanco Cronos, which was created with the aim of reinterpreting the tried and tested, and perfecting its quality. The silhouette of the Cronos bowl instantly brings to mind the traditional ceramic sink with apron front has always been a firm feature in a rural ambience.

The modern interpretation of the Cronos sink in stainless steel from the SteelArt exclusive segment is aimed at all those who … [READ MORE]

BLANCO: food waste collection system

Silgranit sink BLANCO COLLECTIS 6 S with food waste storage

Collection system

Market-fresh ingredients, a good recipe idea, a passion for cooking: and your favourite dish is practically done. To make sure that the many stages in between, such as peeling and chopping the ingredients and getting rid of the scraps, do not detract in any way from the cooking pleasure, Blanco has now developed a sink that also deals with food waste. Blanco Collectis 6 S is the name of the clever organisational talent in Silgranit PuraDur that plays its strengths in direct combination with the waste systems Blanco Select and Blanco Flexon II.

In addition to its functional values, Collectis 6 S delights with a modern design with

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Two new colour lines to match the 2018 interior trends

From the desert to the deep sea:
SCHOCK presents unique colour lines at the area30

Never ordinary. Every day. – This motto reflects the corporate and product philosophy of sink and tap manufacturer SCHOCK.

At the area30, at stand D20, the company will prove once more that its products are full of surprises. A trade fair stand that echoes the company’s claim that its products offer something special to their users in terms of functionality or in terms of aesthetics serves as the presentation space. The exhibition concept looks like a work of art: Stackable boxes are used to present the new products to perfection in different colour varieties and in combination with a wide range of worktops. The … [READ MORE]

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]