Hello! We’re traveling this week to imm Cologne’s first Living Kitchen fair with members of BLANCO’s Design Council; a group of elite kitchen and bath designers/bloggers. We are spending the week exploring the latest products and trends in kitchen design and will be making trips to BLANCO’s German plants to see how the sinks and faucets are made. BLANCO’s Design Council members will also meet with industrial designers at BLANCO to dream up the next new sink and faucet innovations!
Imm Cologne is one the world’s premiere furniture fairs and trade shows. This is the first year that they’ve incorporated kitchen manufacturers and the show itself is amazing. Europeans are passionate about hospitality. It’s not a typical trade show – where you fly from booth to booth and demand to be scanned so you can get a brochure. There are chefs preparing food everywhere. Cafes are inside major booths where you can sit and sip champagne, eat risotto and enjoy a few moments to make a relationship with the people you meet. Instead of waiting 45 minutes in line for a $12 hotdog – you are sitting a touch table screen with new friends having an espresso.
Here’s a few impressions from show. More to come soon!
BLANCO’s new CULINA semi professional chef’s faucet on display.
The sleek lines and closed coil of this innovative new faucet caused a stir at the show.