Miele Design Worlds harmonise with various interior designs and kitchen trends

Open-plan kitchens are a major trend, increasingly merging with dining and living areas. This insight is the result of a study which Miele conducted together with the architects Graft and Associates. The disappearance of walls between areas of the home poses specific challenges to built-in appliances – in order to blend in, appliances must perfectly combine form and function. That this is possible is shown quite vividly by the Miele Design Worlds of Ice, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Brilliant White Plus and Black.

The key to integration with furniture is that the fronts of Miele appliances … (read more)

Mosaic worktop and splashback by Urban Interior

One-Off mosaic worktops from Urban Interior will meet individual needs and requirements of every client who walks through the door of a showroom. That is what makes interior design so exciting and that is what makes London showroom, Urban Interior, so successful. These mosaic worktop and splashback offerings are designed to provide tailor-made products and services for those in search of a personalised design. The latest mosaic worktop comes from leading German kitchen manufacturer, SieMatic, ensuring even the finishing touches can be customised and you can rest assured the perfect product is waiting.

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New built-in appliances from Miele – Hot as Fire and Pure as Ice

Miele presented two new built-in appliance series – Fire and Ice to match exclusive interior designs. Both design series are specially developed for integration into an extravagant ambiente. An embossed golden or silver logo on the appliance front underlines the aura of quality and value. Inspiring forms, the pleasant touch and feel of surfaces, intuitive functions – the design of the Generation 5000 built-in appliances has already been at the receiving end of numerous international design awards. One reason for these accolades is the way products from widely differing product groups harmonise perfectly with respect … (read more)

BreezeDry Eco-friendly drying cabinet

[KBIS 2010 Review]
Ever since I covered BreezeDry ambient drying cabinet, I wanted to get a better look and more details, which I did at KBIS. Just as you can not make an espresso or latte in an ordinary coffeemaker, you also can not dry many of today fine clothing, lingerie and No Tumble items in an standard dryer. Ordinary methods of drying clothes often cause the following problems,
– the harsh heat and rough tumbling action of gas or electric dryers damages clothes, especially popular fashions such as beaded and … (read more)

Panasonic expands home appliance range in the UK

Building on the existing range with introduction of new side-by-side fridge-freezers and washing machines for the UK market, Panasonic Corporation announced the launch of a new range of fridge-freezers and washing machines for the UK market. The launch further expands Panasonic’s product portfolio, building on the introduction of home appliances into Europe in 2009. Already the leader in the domestic Japanese market, Panasonic is bringing to the UK the innovative and energy-saving features on which it has built its reputation at home. The products blend high performance, innovation and ease of use with market-leading energy … (read more)

Bosch "Metal Behind Glass" refrigerators

These stylish Bosch refrigerators continue to be quite popular in Europe. The new colours complement stainless steel and strike a very special chord with European consumers. With introduction of new colours and new refrigerator models, the trend set in 2009 is going strong. Of course, it helps tremendously that “Metal Behind Glass” refrigerators come with the latest technology and interior design, bringing the latest in capacity, performance and food storage into the modern kitchens. The high efficiency fridge freezers, some carrying ‘A++’ energy ratings feature Bosch Vita Fresh technology, bright new LED lights, transparent … (read more)

Electrolux Design Lab 2010 – The 2nd Space Age

To boldly use what no man has used before – the design competition that spawned DustMate Shoes and the FlatShare fridge announces 2010 theme.

Electrolux Design Lab 2010 invites design students to compete for a six-month paid internship and prize money by submitting ideas that consider shrinking domestic spaces. The brief specifically seeks solutions that address how people will prepare and store food, wash clothes, and do dishes in the homes of 2050, when 74%* of the global population are predicted to live in an urban environment.

“Now in its eight year, Electrolux … (read more)

New Refrigerator Design Reflects Consumers’ Attitudes

As stated in Twice, consumers are starting to emerge from their economic doldrums, and the renewed optimism is beginning to be reflected in more colorful and eclectic kitchen designs.

According to Thom Filicia, award-winning interior designer and host of Style Network’s “Dress My Nest,” who put his observations into practice with a recently rolled-out refrigerator line for Amana, “People are feeling more confident, and they want color that’s fresh and optimistic but still grounded and earthy.”

What’s more, the mixing and matching of favorite colors and patterns, which is a … (read more)