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KBIS 2011 Kitchens

I always like to walk the kitchen and bath show and take pictures of the kitchen displays. Having just been at IMM Cologne in January, the kitchen designs were dramatically different at KBIS and I MUST gather together the images I have of full size kitchen displays from the IMM Cologne show.

There is much more detail in the KBIS kitchens (that is not a positive or negative, it's in the eye of the beholder.) The first image is from an Italian manufacturer and all others are American manufacturers - the style contrast is clear!

My opinion: in some cases, more is not better. Restraint is a good thing...less is more and all that. We also need to remember that we will have reactions to these different styles and there is a kitchen design for everyone, just like there is a guy for every girl and vice versa. Enjoy!


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Reader Comments (3)

I missed Merillat, but your pictures of their displays make me wish I could have found a way to squeeze them in. On the morning of the third day, my aging knees said, "You're kidding me, right?" But I wasn't, and I wore them out again! One of the sites I did get a chance to see was Colombini, which I loved. Absolutely wonderful layout for the kitchen, but then I have been a huge fan of minimalism since I first saw it.

May 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

Thanks for posting the Gallery. The Merillat islands makes me think someone forgot to order the oven. :-)

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Porter, CKD

The bulk of all our work we do down here in New Zealand is very similar to the 1st and last 2 photos in the gallery. Smooth flat lines. We are starting to move more in to push to open doors etc, now that the technology is getting to stage catches last long enough. Thanks for posting the gallery.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosh Anderson

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