Guest Post - Kitchen Design Trends for 2014

The 2014 International Design Week took place in Milan. From the main exhibition called” Salone del mobile” located in Rho at few kilometres of Milan centre to other many events as “Romeo and Juliet 2.0” (featuring Fontanot’s exterior spiral staircase) or “Baas in Town” by Maarten Baas, the city was definitely full of life.  Mainly working as a photographer, I have been contacted by Mondadori, the biggest publishing editor in Italy, to realise a photo reportage on the last design trends and technologies from all over the world.

For the Norse White’s blog, I have decided to dedicate my pictures of the most beautiful kitchens noticed during the exhibit.

1. My favourite Italian brand for kitchen is without any doubt “Toncelli”. The talented Studio Carlesi Design has designed his latest kitchen. The team has combined beautifully simplicity and new technologies incorporating advanced home automation systems, made in fibre without grooves and handles. The lacquered black colour is elegant, giving a minimalist style and a contemporary atmosphere to the kitchen. Equipped with high technology appliances with tactile surfaces, the tasks of the modern housewives are definitely facilitated.  The large hood is incorporating several soft lights which adds a real something to the overall look of this kitchen.

2. With a totally different design, the Elmar Pavillon is focusing on natural wooden elements. My favourite piece is the oak wood and titanium kitchen table designed by the studio C+S Architects (Diego Collini, Alessandro Mimola, and Davide Testi). The lines are simple but perfectly studied with its 6 feet and the hood enabled to play music, enlighten the cook’s work and of course aspired cooking smells.

3. As my third chose I have chosen the brand Ernestomeda. The last kitchen line called “Soul” deigned by the Italian Giuseppe Bavuso is functional, traditional and also compact with the first target of being practical. Studied for the users to get everything at their fingertips, the sink is large; the main table has several extra storage and accessories to have as much space as possible.

To conclude the dedicated teams of the presented kitchen brands used their creativity to not only entertain their customers but also to give them the best quality materials as aluminium, marble, timber, carbon and wood.

Article by Amandine Dowle