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Style and substance in equal measure

Style and substance in equal measure

Poliform releases its 2020 lifestyle collection

Words by ArchiPro Editorial Team

The kitchen is often touted as the hardest working room in the house but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be one of the most sophisticated looking.

Poliform, the Italian-based furniture and kitchen company, has released its 2020 collection, which, along with a range of furniture, includes its vision for both practical and luxurious kitchens.

“Poliform’s vision reflects the lifestyle of users in a beautiful way, making display a more prominent feature in the kitchen and augmenting this with lots of warm tones and timbers,” says Marketa Ramage, Designer for Studio Italia, the exclusive New Zealand distributor of Poliform products.

“Gone is the one-colour kitchen. In its place we’re seeing three to four differing finishes—such as fossil timbers and metallic lacquering—being used in harmony and complementing new, user-centric layouts.”

Cooking and prep zones have been moved to the island and have been accessorised with statement, commercial-style range hoods or integrated downdraft systems. Cabinetry featuring framed glass-fronted units with lighting, along with an accessorised splashback shelving system called ‘shaker units’, line the periphery. Handles have been replaced with recessed, angled bronze accents on cabinets and drawers.

“The result is non-intrusive and the warm tones and timber finishes will resonate with our clientele,” says Marketa.

In the Poliform kitchen of 2020, cooking and prep zones have been moved to the island and feature commercial-style range hoods and user-centric layouts.

Creating cohesive spaces in the home

Flowing out from the kitchen, Poliform’s 2020 Collection incorporates a number of dining and occasional tables, sofas and chairs and sideboards, each available in a range of configurations and materials and fabrics.

“The signature, sophisticated touch of Poliform can be seen in the care taken over the details of each piece,” says Marketa. “The Westside sofa for example, with its mix of oriental simplicity and Italian design, stems from the idea of the living room as a flexible space to enjoy to the full both when relaxing and socialising.

“Similarly, the Code sideboard offers myriad design permutations with wall-mounted or floor standing models, high or low configuration and with or without a base. Then there are the material finishes available—this piece is truly customisable to impart either a contemporary or more classic look to fit with a wide variety of styles.”

Gone is the one-colour kitchen in favour of multiple complementary finishes being used in harmony.

Virtual showroom: the future is now

For those people unable to visit the Studio Italia showroom in person, the company has created a virtual showroom to showcase its range of Poliform products across two kitchen modules and various room settings.

“The virtual showroom is accessible through our website and includes individual product information, as well as product videos,” says Marketa. “Everything on the showroom floor is available ex-stock and every product can also be tailored to meet individual needs.

“Whether it’s virtual or in-person, we strive to make the experience as easy as possible. For our clients who are wanting to invest in a Poliform kitchen, they need simply visit our showroom to meet with one of our in-house designers who will discuss their requirements and then project-manage the entire process from design through to installation.”

Learn more about the 2020 Poliform Collection.

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