Technology is also allowing for thinner benchtops, which are proving popular across the New Zealand market at the moment, and adding to the clean, streamlined aesthetic.
Muted tones and matte finishes combined with the handleless and streamlined functionality are together paving the way forward in the fashion of kitchen design. “It’s a simple, pared down elegant look with clean, minimalist lines,” Lara says. “From a materiality point of view, we’re seeing an increase in the use of very tactile finishes with natural materials included.”
Poggenpohl starts the kitchen design process from an architectural or space plan. The client is interviewed to ascertain their design needs and functional aspects, including preferences relating to finishes. The Poggenpohl products are used as a base for decision making in the early stages, before a design is developed customising the products into a bespoke kitchen.
Once approved, the design is sent to Germany for manufacturing with a three-month turnaround between approved design and installation.
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