Top 8 international kitchen trends

Top 8 international kitchen trends



Luxuriate in the latest international trends soon to feature in all great Australian kitchens.

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1. A new ethos: The Enzo Berti-designed Ethos kitchen system from Lando can be arranged in several different configurations, including as an island centrepiece or wall-aligned unit. Clean lines and minimal decoration ensure that the high quality of woodworking and finishes is the focus of the kitchen.

2. The professional kitchen: This bespoke kitchen from Restart features a 2.5mm thick enamelled steel body with solid bronze fittings, scratchproof brushed stainless-steel work surfaces and fully integrated professional oven, dishwasher, barbeque and wine refrigerator. To ensure every unit is truly made-to-measure, each is numbered and comes with a brass plaque branded with the initials of the owner.

3. Integrated living: Award-winning German kitchen maker, Häcker, has mastered the combined living area with the Ceramic Basalt kitchen. Genuine wood veneer and interspersed wall-hung cabinets allow the barely perceptible kitchen to blend seamlessly with living and dining spaces for a truly integrated look.

4. Feature-packed fridge: The Side by Side Refrigerator with Wine Cellar by Liebherr has an extensive list of features including a wine cellar with triple-glazed door and dimmable LED lighting, five separately adjustable cooling zones, automatic ice-cube maker, SuperCool function (which drops the temperature to two degrees C for six hours for an instant chill), SmartSteel exterior (which visibly reduces fingerprints), and an optical and acoustic malfunction warning signal. What more could you ask for?

5. Bacteria be gone: The DUE seamless sink holds the honour of being one of the first three-dimensional products to be made from a single, solid piece of Silestone. Aside from being highly scratch-resistant and durable, the sink also offers guaranteed bacteriostatic protection, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.

6. Multifunctional entertaining: The Double Flybridge from Häcker is a multifunctional island featuring a bench that slides apart to reveal a sink, fittings and drying space. When closed, the Double Flybridge conceals the less-attractive working areas of the kitchen, making it great for entertaining. When open it can be used as a preparation, serving or dining area.

7. Bold statement: Bisazza’s Paride Wall, a glass mosaic pattern by Carlo Dal Bianco, makes a bold statement in the kitchen. Intricate and subtle colour graduation gives the neo-classic stone face a stunning 3D effect that enlivens an otherwise minimalist space.

8. Change in temperature: A B_Free Warming Drawer from Barazza is the ultimate luxury kitchen accessory. With adjustable temperature between 30 degrees C and 70 degrees C, it keeps dishes warm, defrosts, allows dough to rise, provides delicate cooking and rapidly warms tableware. The drawer can also be matched with other products in the B_free modular range.

By Sarah Knox
From Luxury Kitchens & Bathrooms magazine 11