Brands showcase regionally inspired kitchen styles at the 2016 EuroCucina in Milan
Since 1974, Milan’s EuroCucina has been attracting those from around the world who want to know what kitchen design styles are on-trend and what to expect in the years to come. 2016 proved that in this era of increasingly globalised style, brands, Grundig included, seemed to be wearing their regions on their sleeves. The result was an engaging mix of regionally inspired kitchen styles, which mixed in the latest technologies and global trends.
Brands hailing from Germany had displays that showcased the cool elegance and technological ingenuity its brands are often celebrated for. These regionally inspired kitchen styles were redolent with cutting edge eco-friendly and food preservation technologies, all housed in sophisticated built-ins made of exceptional materials.
In fact, Grundig debuted its built-in collection at the 2016 show! The premium line showcased innovations across all appliance categories, like an eco-friendly dishwasher that uses just 5.5 litres of water for a full load, and an intuitive washing machine that detects fabric types and common stains.
Unsurprisingly, “la dolce vita” kitchen living was best delivered by Italy’s top kitchen brands. By partnering with local and international fashion and lifestyle houses, Italian brands created kitchen styles so fresh they looked like they came straight off of the runway. The result were kitchens that ranged from gritty industrial, compete with smoked glass and exaggerated hardware; to spaces that were all avant Garde minimalism, using many of the same type of object to create a full, yet spacious kitchen.
Though it’s true that regionally inspired kitchen styles were on show, it is equally true that innovation is a universal direction. In no way was this best demonstrated than in exciting hands-free kitchen operation technologies. Some brands transformed virtually their entire show spaces into hands-free living environments, with drawers that open with the swish of your foot past a baseboard, and motion sensor operated lighting. Here, Grundig made its mark, showcasing its VUX (Virtual User Experience Technology), which not only allows home cooks to operate their hob deftly with simple hand motions, but interact with the rest of their home via the its HomeWhiz connected appliance app.
Did you go to EuroCucina 2016? What was your favourite regionally inspired kitchen style on display?