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Vintage Look with Striking Materials

This year's kitchens are even homelier and noted particularly for their choice of wood variety, whether real or reproduction. Taken as a whole, the visible and tactile surface structures have gained in fine detail and quality. Vintage with lots of concrete and iron – but sometimes also combined with high-quality copper – go well for an upgrade of the modern loft. But always within a comfortable framework: this is also how one could describe the trend to front frames, not just dominating as a five-part cassette, but looking very narrow or low. In addition to rustic metal finger grips, half-milled grip strips are a new alternative. In terms of colour, there were fewer brown or earthen tones on display, rather bold pastel tones in blue or green. In place of white pallets there were various shades of grey, usually matt.
   
Vintage Look with Striking Materials
   
 
  1. Häcker has no fewer than 50 different front designs in the 'Systemat 2.0' range, but the 'Black Star' dark slate veneer variant attracted much attention. Photo: Häcker.

  2. In the 'Toronto Tex', Rempp combines solid wood with a structured lacquer surface, which goes exceptionally well with the wooden designer grip strip. Photo: Rempp.

  3. Nobilia's mixture of San Remo oak front and black glass is very expressive. Photo: Nobilia.

  4. Zeyko's 'Stucco' surface has a layer of manually applied decorative concrete. Photo: Zeyko.

  5. Well rounded: on request from export customers, Beckermann has adopted an organic form language in the trendy 'Sea Spray' colour. Photo: möbel kultur.

  6. German kitchens are moving towards cosier designs: Schüllers Country Style has adopted framed fronts in pastel colours. Photo: Schüller.