Hot off the plane from New York City on BlogtourNYC, I am still in awe of the entire week that seemed to have swept me off my feet like an unforseen tornado. In the midst of being captivated by all the highs of designs and new friendships, I have banked fond memories that I will forever treasure. And, while I am exhausted from jet setting around the spirited city, I am equally inspired by all the design festivities, which I am excited to share with you. So here is the first one……
Our first stop on Blogtour was brunch with BLANCO and Poggenpohl [BlogtourNYC sponsors]. In addition to the great mingling, munching, picture-taking, tweeting, sharing a few laughs and engaging conversation, we were the first to be introduced to some new products by each of these brands.
First up is BLANCO’s CERANA Apron Front Fireclay Sink. Available in three sizes: 33″, 30″ and 8″ (bar sink), this is the first fireclay sink featuring a reversible design and two different corner styling. The CERANA sink may be used in a contemporary or traditional setting, which is the brightest feature of this product.
Crafted with artisan hand-finishing techniques and high firing features, the CERANA delivers a lustrous and durable surface that won’t stain, chip or fade. Further the engineering is the foundation for the “perfect-drain” bowl, which allows for easy draining from the sink with no puddling of water.
TRADITIONAL + CONTEMPORARY = ONE
Poggenpohl brought something special and unique to the table. Introducing Poggenpohl’s new +ARTESIO kitchen concept: furniture + architecture. The +ARTESIO is a completely new concept designed in collaboration with Hamburg-based star architect and designer, Hadi Teherani. This kitchen provides an all-embracing solution in an architectural melting pot fusing furniture design, wall, floor and ceiling. The cabinetry is walnut veneer finish with stainless steel countertops and hardware with smooth laminate sand wall paneling.
Also on deck was a brilliant collaboration between celebrity chef, Eric Ripert, and Poggenpohl, which is reminiscent of Ripert’s personal vision for a world-class restaurant kitchen reinvented for the at-home chef. With features such BLANCO fixtures, Miele appliances and Caesarstone, it was a perfect fit for high performance and sustainable nature.
Celebrity chef Ripert left nothing off the list when designing this space for the regular Joe. Several new features include a plating area in front of the cooktop that enables to cook to prep dishes as the meals are prepared; narrow pullout drawers and vertical cabinets to store all essential ingredients and daily cooking utensils right at the cooktop where the chef needs them most; caesarstone countertop that was fabricated to be flush with the Miela cooktop so that pots and pans can slide without interruption. This is indeed a chef’s dream.
Thank you BLANCO and Poggenpohl for showing us your new amazements….