Products

The Value of a Guarantee

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Very recently I had an occasion to ask this very question. You see back in 2001 I bought a new house and on the day of moving in I was handed a large booklet by the lady in the portakabin, aka “The Sales Prevention Officer”, followed by the words…

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Living Kitchen Show 2013

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Well, what can I say about the Living Kitchen Show in Cologne?! Let me start at the beginning, as I usually find that it’s best to do this. ‘It was a cold January morning, snow was in the air. A young and hansom retail services manager for Blum was waiting for transportation…

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Utility Chic

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One of the biggest trends to come out of January’s Maison et Objet fair in Paris is the utilitarian look, which works especially well in kitchens. Think monochrome appliances, stainless steel worktops & sinks, bare brick walls, reclaimed wooden flooring…

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Living Kitchen Fair 2013, Cologne

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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…

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Flat Pack versus Rigid…

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One of the many decisions to be made when choosing or designing your new kitchen is whether to have the furniture delivered to your door as a fully assembled ‘rigid’ kitchen or as a ‘ ready to assemble’ flat pack kitchen. When visiting your chosen retailer its worthwhile asking…

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100% Design

CONTEMPORARY CONTOURS FOR HI-MACS

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Yesterday I spent an inspiring afternoon at 100% Design. This annual exhibition, held at London’s Earl’s Court, brings together exciting and innovative new products and concepts from established brands and up-and-coming designers.

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