The Kitchen Designer

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Susan Serra, certified kitchen designer, and my mission is to take kitchen design style, function and analysis to a higher level. Here's why the kitchen has the most honored place in the home - all five senses reside in the kitchen.  Best...Susan  Contact: susan@susanserraassociates.com

Follow my personal profile here on Google+ for LOTS of fresh content! Google+




Subscribe by Email


houzz interior design ideas

Follow on Bloglovin

Interior Design Blogs
Kitchen Design


Our webshop of handmade Scandinavian rugs and ceramics


Scandinavian inspired, warmly modern kitchens


Custom kitchen design by Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS

« Nautical Bornholm Kitchen | Main | IMM Cologne - Living Kitchen Overview »

Appliance Spotting At IMM Cologne - The Living Kitchen

As anyone who has even remotely followed European kitchen design knows, appliances are virtually engineered into the most seamless fit within cabinetry to create as seamless a look as humanly possible.

To me, built in appliances are a special type of beauty to behold. It's sculptural, often a look of architectural permanance in the home and the design just flows. But, it's certainly not all about appliances being built in...some of the coolest appliances were freestanding or top mounted.  Let's take a look at some appliance awesomeness.

Below, Liebherr's experiment with texture-I was told it was a concept

Below, a sleek built-in Gaggenau oven...just fits in there so snugly!

Below, a very cool downdraft fan that glows - I did not get the name of this appliance, but I'll attempt to find out and report back!

Below, I just loved the knobs of this Siemen's cooktop...enjoy!

Below, love the stacked, super built in Miele ovens, don't you?

Below, an elegant drop in gas cooktop by Foster

Below, how about this curved range by Lofra

Below, uber built in cooktop in stainless steel by Bora - note the flush installation

Below, sexy built in Miele ovens once again!

Below, I really love this cooktop by Foster that is a long span of one cooktop wide, front to back

This is pure eye candy (at least for me!) I like many of the details. I have more appliances to show, which I will, soon! Much more to come from the IMM Cologne Living Kitchen show in Germany, especially the fantastic design of kitchens and furnishings...not to mention the displays within the exhibits!


PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (9)

It's a shame we don't get to see all those gorgeous European appliances at KBIS in a few weeks. I love the curved-front range-what a great design element incorporated into a functional piece. I have always loved Miele's truly integrated appliances-they look great in those displays!

April 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCassidy

ooooh. I love that first cook top! beautiful!

April 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaurenjanelle

This cool downdraft fan is from Gutmann, and its handmade.

April 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrissss

I am also very impressed with the website as a whole. Keep up the good work.

April 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHouse Interior Design

Nice pictures and great designs! Particularly the very cool downdraft fan that glows and the elegant drop in gas cooktop by Foster.

Some amazing new appliances coming out. Could make a kitchen cabinet design really pop.

Hi liebherr! ! I am glad to read your post here, specially the designs you have, since we have the same interest in life,

April 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJames Carter

The gas cooktop by Foster is so sleek and elegant. Beautiful all around!

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill C.

I am a huge fan of the Gaggenau kitchens, I am actually going to remake my own kitchen soon, so I am looking for some nice kitchen inspiration!

April 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDwesign

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>