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This year’s Coverings showed both new and established trends. Here, part one of our round-up from this year’s show.
el Bagno, the bathroom, comes to Salone del Mobile every two years. Here, the latest forward-thinking innovations from this years show.
Every two years, EuroCucina comes to Salone with the worlds most innovative and forward-looking designs and collaborations for the kitchen market. Here’s Cutting Edge Countertops’ roundup of some of the most impressive offerings from this market.
Smeg partners with Dolce and Gabbana to expand their artist-inspired culinary offerings.
Abimis takes its notes from commercial kitchens, created a rounded edge frame in a super high polished stainless steel. The result: an extraordinary kitchen cooking area that can live indoors or out.
Arclinea mixes a range of materials that showcase the effects of cold and warm materials and integrates LED lighting throughout.
Bertazzoni introduces a new line of finishes, like antiqued copper, that add an old world charm to these modern appliances.
Boffi’s floating glass cabinets bring an airiness to kitchen design.
At Cesar’s booth, kitchens are naturally integrated into the work/living areas at home with seamless shelving and a continuous workstation.
Cesar cabinetry goes bold with a supersaturated coral palette.
Growing a garden of herbs and vegetables inside the kitchen at Comprex.
Cosentino’s ultracompact surface Dekton showcases the new additions that expanded its versatile range of colors in 2018.
ELLE Decor Italia teams up with over a one sponsors to showcase how millennials live. Here, a kitchen concept that focuses on easy access to supplies and a countertop that extends out for company and closes to hide the cooking area.
Electrolux debuts Visual Garden. A refrigerator that lights up to show you the produce inside. Their goal is to eliminate food waste and help consumers lead healthier lives.
The new Fendi Cucine was born from the partnership between the haute couture brand Fendi and the top brand Scic kitchens. It focuses on the new Cucine Home Professional collection, a super-luxury furnishing line designed by architect Marco Costanzi.
Franke’s Smart Deco range hood strikes a playful, colorful chord at this year’s EuroCucina. The new model boasts stunning shape and color that add a playful element of design to any kitchen. Cooking and living areas are thus combined to form a single living space.
Gaggenau newest refrigerators are stainless steel throughout, providing excellent cooling and preservation.
Ilve’s outdoor range is sleek and perfect for year-round entertaining.
Ilve takes modern white and chrome and gives it a traditional twist in this European kitchen.
Irinox continues to wow with their food preservation system that blast chills food and can warm foods for dinner.
Compact living is all about efficiency. Integrating a stackable laundry unit into the kitchen saves on space and can easily be hidden by the wall of continuous cabinetry.
Marchi Cucine inspires stunning kitchen design by playing with glass and solid pieces throughout.
1, 2, 3…KitchenAid takes the sous vide trend into the built-in market. Here, the vacuum sealer sits in between the steam oven for cooking or the blast chiller for preserving.
Neff brings the farmers market to Salone with a booth filled with global staples.
Toncelli creates a magical bar cabinet with hiding spots and secret compartments throughout.
Valcucine’s creates “garage doors” for the kitchen. Simply wave your hand and the kitchen disappears behind a wall of whatever art or surface you choose.
Wolf continues to show how seamlessly their integrates appliances can stand up in any kitchen setting.
As a luxury kitchen specialist, it is always important for me to bring thought-provoking ideas and execution techniques to the market. At the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) last month, I showcased my latest forward-thinking design titled “Monolith Inception”.
The Monolith Inception kitchen was commissioned by Liebherr Refrigeration to celebrate the launch of their new column refrigeration series. The concept of the kitchen is derived from the definition of “Monolithic”, meaning, “formed of a single block of stone.” This idea can be found throughout the kitchen in the crisp contemporary geometries and the layered long linear planes.
The overall palette evokes a masculine sense in dark and moody tones, think “Tom Ford Fashion”. Exotic and luxurious finishes run through the entire space. Two of the most talked about pieces in the kitchen where the dual refrigeration armoires. The first armoire was comprised of a striking poly-sheen eucalyptus wood. This high-gloss furniture styled refrigeration series has a drawer chest appearance on the bottom and includes a full refrigerator, full freezer, and full wine column.
The second armoire was more contemporary in its nature. A sleek full flat paneled aged-brass face with the finishing touch of a fine leather stitched handles. Its bespoke details like this that create an experience for your user. This second armoire had a full 30” refrigerator and full 24” freezer.
Another showstopper was my signature Autobahn cabinet inspired by the face of the Bentley grill. This super-car cabinetry complimented the Superiore Next series range with custom aged- brass accents. A pop of excitement was found inside the cabinetry with my trademark Richar Living Collection luxe red interiors.
The island was a multi-tiered element creating a wow factor with a cantilevered 6” thick Dekton by Cosentino countertop. This Kelya material from the Natural Collection ran throughout the kitchen and was in the perfect gray hue to compliment the deep wall color. I designed the custom kitchen table with Grouthouse lumber highlighting a subtle chevron textured wood pattern with a brass screw detail.
The bar showcased artisan caliber plumbing products by KALLISTA in Gunmetal and hand hammered polished silver. The Bradley USA “Chika” wall covering by Susan Jamieson of Bridget Beari Designs added a playful graphic detail and was further celebrated by the “Prost” neon sign meaning “Cheers” in German.
The final magic moment of the kitchen was the inception wine room inspired by the idea of a dream within a dream. This selfie-ready room was completely reflective and created the illusion that space infinitely continued.
A modified version of this design will be headed to the Architectural Digest Show March 22-25, 2018. Please keep up with me on social media @RichardA2Z or email me at info@RicharLiving.com for any further information. Photos copyright of Padgett and Company.
Last week was an exciting time in the kitchen and bath industry. More than 600 brands and companies filled the halls of the Orange County Convention Center in the great sunshine state to show off the latest kitchen and bath trends and innovations for the industry!
Even if you weren’t able in attendance you might have seen some of the magic unveil through your social media feeds. If you missed out, here is our roundup of need-to-know trends for the industry in 2018!
Black matte, brushed gold and brass fixture finishes continue to be one of the most popular trends this year. We love the variety it brings to a room and the many styles it is showcased in.
Another trend that was prominent at KBIS was Florals! We’re looking forward to spring and the incorporation of flowers into many aspects of design. Along the same line, bright hues for a pop of color were also popular at the show! This can be done with backsplash, flooring, walls, and cabinetry! This trend really brings out personality and a fun energy that you are sure to love in your home!
It’s 2018 and we are another step closer to the future of smart homes! This year the appliances category was all about incorporating innovative smart features. We saw interconnectivity between appliances in an effort to make home life easier and more efficient.
Some of the most jaw-dropping designs at KBIS 2018 featured amazing backsplashes and feature walls. From backlit onyx to antiqued mirrored glass, this trend will certainly make a statement in your home.
Last but not least, we saw a variety of textures, patterns and play on angles throughout the design work. This trend brings the wow factor and is sure to suit any architecture lover.
There you have it, you are now all in the know! Now, it’s time to share and incorporate these beautiful design ideas!
Did you see something you loved at the show? We’d love to hear your take on 2018’s top kitchen & bath design trends!
With 2017 coming to a fast close, we’re here to help you ring in the new year with our top 10 kitchen and bath trends for 2018! You didn’t think we’d let you be out of style, did you?
Granite has been a been a top seller for quite some time but quartz just took a hold of first place. As much as we love natural stone, quartz is a surface we love just as much! Quartz countertops are popular because not only do they come in an array of colors and styles that can resemble natural stone, but they’re also well-loved because of their durability and carefree maintenance. Sounds like a winner in our book!
Brass has been making its way into the trends for quite some time and the world has finally fallen head over heels for it! You can’t go far without seeing its marks anywhere and we are not complaining. This trendy metal finish can be used in quite a lot of features. From faucets to lighting, to rivets and even appliances this trend is sure to bring the look of luxury into your space!
Ok, we aren’t going back to the primal times but, if they had these beauties of a stone sink, we might consider it. These hand-carved babies are crazy high on the trend list and that’s why we cannot go into 2018 without them! They come in a variety of styles so you don’t have to sacrifice not having a deep sink! A stone apron sink will easily be your new favorite feature in your kitchen.
Lights have come a long way and nowadays the bolder the better! There are MANY different choices you can go for. From pendant lights, to track lights, chandeliers to sconces, the choices are rather endless. If your space features a lot of lines, soften things up with orb lights. Just because your space is traditional doesn’t mean you have to go with boring light choices. It’s time to mix things up this 2018 and add something bright and bold to your space.
Pantone recently released that violet is the color of the year for 2018, but that shouldn’t dismiss navy and sage being in the mix. While white and neutral kitchens have been a favorite for quite some time, people are getting bored and adding color where desired.
This trend caught us by surprise but we are loving it! Who would have thought to purposefully use two different finishes on cabinetry? This look is on the rise and if you are remodeling, be the trendsetter in your neighborhood and go two-toned! It’s the perfect opportunity to play into that Pop of Color!
If going two-toned is too bold for you, try the bleached cabinet trend. You still get the look of a bright, clean kitchen without having to go full on white. The appeal is neutral color, dimension, and texture.
Goodbye, boring subway tile. Hello, texture and vibrant patterns and colors! When you are designing a room, start from the floor and go up. Choosing a bold tile floor or backsplash adds great contrast and breaks things up in a neutral space.
Stainless steel is very popular finish in the appliance world but LG, Whirlpool & Frigidaire have released a new contender — black stainless steel!! These gorgeously finished appliances will definitely add a bold touch of luxury to your home!
A lot of automation has entered into our homes, from the rise of Google Home, Alexa, and Nest, we knew it wouldn’t be long until we saw these features in our kitchen appliances! And that’s why 2018 will be the start of the Smart Home Era. From Wi-Fi-connected dishwashers and ovens that start from the power of your voice or app, the future is defiantly here!
So, let’s say goodbye to the old style of 2017 and hello to the new, bright, bold future of 2018!