Living Kitchen Fair 2013, Cologne
This January saw the return of the LivingKitchen Fair to Cologne – an international kitchen event that has become the central trade fair for kitchens, appliances and everything kitcheny in between.
Here’s a round-up of what’s new and coming soon to a showroom near you…
Miele launches brand new cooking appliance range
The Generation 6000 range comprises over 200 new appliances, from conventional ovens and steam ovens to coffee machines, cooker hoods and microwaves. These will be available in two new design lines, each created to complement different kitchen styles.
PureLine has a greater use of glass in the appliance fascia and a handle that appears to float above the glass front while ContourLine has a stainless steel framed glass door and integrated handle. Each line offers a complete range of appliances with a choice of user interfaces, including high-tech touch controls, which can be mixed and matched to create a co-ordinated look. There were also brand new fascia colours in the form of Obsidian Black and Havana Brown to shake things up even further. The collections will be on sale from May. (www.miele.co.uk)
Liebherr reveals its biggest launch to date
The refrigeration specialist unveiled its new generation of integrated appliances, which will see the arrival of over 60 new models into the UK market this April. The new range will be the main focus for Liebherr this year, with entry point Comfort models that span through to superior spec Premium ranges. Highlights include A++ or A+++ energy ratings, restyled interiors and the latest LED lighting. Two of their models also received the Interior Innovation Award 2013 – the WTes5872 wine cabinet and SBSes8283 side-by-side fridge freezer. (www.myliebherr.co.uk)
Cosentino unveils new extra matte Suede finish
With a textured and highly tactile matte surface, the new Suede finish for Silestone quartz worktops is available in over 30 distinctive colours. It’s highly resistant to scratches and stains and also benefits from Silestone’s unique antibacterial protection for maximum hygiene. (www.silestone.co.uk)
Sub-Zero and Wolf showcase new products and go global
Manufacturers of luxury kitchen appliances, Sub-Zero and Wolf announced its continued global expansion with the introduction of brand new products. Sub-Zero has two new additions to its built-in range – the much-anticipated 36inch French door fridge freezer and a 48inch model with ice and water dispenser. Sub-Zero has also opened multiple international showrooms with locations in Australia, Milan, Beijing, Mexico City, Brussels, Chicago, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Jakarta, Atlanta, Dallas and London.
Wolf meanwhile introduced upgrades to its E-Series oven line, including a sleek black glass model available in single and double units and the addition of a stainless steel control panel to the current steel oven. (www.westye.co.uk)