Creative Collaboration: Poggenpohl and Blanco

Along with a few other alumnae of the original BlogTour in London last September, I was invited by Modenus to participate, when the British and some new US bloggers recently convened, for BlogTourNYC.  On our first morning, we visited the showroom of luxury kitchen company Poggenpohl. As you may remember we had been to their fabulous Waterloo space in London last fall. One of the many aspects of Poggenpohl I love is their collaborative nature – in this case with upscale sink and faucet manufacturer Blanco – the perfect symbiotic relationship!!

Poggenpohl NYC showroom seen on BlogTourBeginning with a tour of products and the showroom, Blanco presented some of their latest and greatest, which indeed are, and work beautifully within the handsome Poggenpohl framework. I have owned several Blanco sinks and can personally attest to their excellence in design, quality and longevity. For those of you with gardens, the eco-friendly Blanco Solon Compost System is brilliant. Integrated into the countertop, it not only saves space but makes composting a breeze. No more messy bins or counters, and with a sealed lid, it prevents potential odors from marring the aesthetic effects of a beautiful kitchen design.

Blanco Solon composting system

Their new Culina faucet, below, has merged industrial semi-professional functionality and sleek design with a closed, easy to clean, coil and a magnetic hook that snaps back into place, both features preventing any potential entanglements.

Blanco Culina faucet and Cerana fireclay sink seen with BlogTour at the Poggenpohl showroom

My favorite of Blanco’s latest line up is their new Cerana Apron Front sink. Its clever reversible design can swing traditional or more contemporary depending on how you position it, with rounded corners on one side and sharper more modern contours on the other. Unlike many bulkier fireclay sinks, it has a super slim design and a durable finish resistant to stain and chipping. This is a total winner in my book. Here you see it in the showroom with the more rounded corners out (sorry about the suboptimal photo).

BlogTour brunch at the Poggenpohl NYC showroomPoggenpohl has forged another partnership with well known chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin fame. It is the perfect pairing of two innovators in their respective fields, developing a kitchen that is an ideal merging of elegance and efficiency, allowing the home cook to be socially involved with their guests in a beautiful well functioning space.   We were treated to a lovely brunch in the new kitchen he designed, demonstrating its thoughtful professional touches.

Poggenpohl Eric Ripert designed kitchen with Miele induction cooktopA totally flush cooktop (Miele induction) and generous plating area in front are practical features that make entertaining and clean up particularly easy. While the cabinetry is available in several finishes, this handsome pale terra wood grained version below, fitted with BlogTour sponsor Miele appliances, is my favorite. Hard to believe it is a washable melamine surface!

Poggenpohl Eric Ripert designed kitchen in NYC showroom

Poggenpohl’s forward thinking holistic approach to kitchen design is apparent in the +Artesio. A collaboration with Hamburg, German architect and product designer Hadi Teherani, it presents an entirely new concept, integrating all surfaces into the design.

Poggenpohl +Artesio kitchen in the NYC showroomThe ceiling, walls, cabinetry and lighting are all unified into a cohesive single spatial concept. LED lighting is incorporated, offering both aesthetically and environmentally friendly illumination and new cabinet technology allows easy vertical lifting of heavy overhead doors, demonstrated here by Poggenpohl US  president Ted Chappell.

Poggenpohl US president Ted Chappell demonstrated +ARTESIO kitchen

Horizontally banded wall panels hold adjustable shelving and provide a clean unified facade. I’m not sure I could keep my kitchen this neat, but I do love the look!

And what a wonderful solution for the ubiquitous design dilemma of where to put the necessary but not always sightly outlet.

Behind closed doors, the +ARTESIO is just as organized and beautiful as it’s outward appearance. Leave it to the Germans to devise such fabulous interior drawer details.

While I love my more traditional kitchen, each time I visit Poggenpohl, I vow that my next redesign is going to be one of theirs, equipped with all the fabulous Blanco and Miele accoutrements of course!!

Thanks to Modenus, and all the people from Poggenpohl and Blanco who made such a lovely morning possible.


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16 Responses to Creative Collaboration: Poggenpohl and Blanco

  1. I love my Blanco sink. One of my favorite things in my kitchen!

  2. Really gorgeous and great ideas! And the brunch looked pretty yummy too…

  3. This kitchen is right up my alley! Love everything about it.
    We just put an apron sink in the beach condo – which we call the cottage and are trying to decorate kind of that way even thought it’s really a condo :)
    Saw Mirror Mirror and it was greatly enhanced because of your post – thanks!

  4. pve says:

    Stacey,
    Cutting edge! Love it….
    I love both contemporary and crisp lines juxtaposed against rustic and organic spaces. I think the two can live side by side and our new kitchen has clean lines, drawers for dishes which I love and easy to maintain – all white counters, love it. I loved working with Bilotta on our kitchen and Master bath vanity too.
    pve

  5. The Zhush says:

    Looks like a great day, really admire this company’s design aesthetic so much!

  6. Carla Aston says:

    I love Blanco sinks and use them in kitchens all the time. So nice to see the new apron front. While I love the Shaw fireclay, you’re right. It is a little bulky and “farmhouse” looking. I just used it on more contemporary space and wished it had been a little more tailored and crisp around the edges. So glad to know of this product.

  7. I love the compost system and wish I had one it would save me a lot of trips to dump things while cooking. I like the idea of the vertical lift doors but look how much space is wasted with just the glasses in the cupboard. After seeing the cupboards I really wish we had gone with more modern handles on our cupboard but we were trying not to go to modern for a 200+ year old house. Looks like it was a wonderful exhibit/showing. I love that you always show us the latest now show me something about bathrooms since I’m filing ideas away for this summers redo.

    XX
    Debra~

  8. Leslie says:

    Wow! I’ve never seen anything like this before. Interesting sink and compost disposal. Love all the contemporary lines here!

  9. Two companies after my heart! If I could cook in a kitchen like this one, I would never leave the kitchen. I love the clean lines and the chic style. I am in love with the sink, and the compost system is fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing, Stacey!
    Teresa
    xoxo

  10. imperio jp says:

    am still looking for a link to that cool blue piping fixture featured from your London trip…

  11. pretty pink tulips says:

    What beautiful kitchen products….and a delicious brunch, to boot. Looks like a wonderful time!

    xo Elizabeth

  12. Mary Jo says:

    What a gorgeous tour! I would love nothing more to redo my kitchen in Poggenpohl and add a Blanco sink! Happy Monday Stacey!

    xo Mary Jo

    p.s. if you have a moment, make sure to enter trustyourstyle’s Shopbop giveaway!

  13. Hello Q!

    We don’t “talk” for so long, my friend. I don’t have much time for comments lately. I’m always busy w/ my kids and projects, but I wanted to drop by to wish you a blessed week.

    I’m loving the idea of the compost. That’s such a wonderful thing! I’d definitely will keep it in mind and share it with my clients.

    Big hugs!

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  14. I have a country kitchen, I now want a new kitchen after seeing this post!!!! hmmmm can I mix the two styles? Country with modern appliances???

  15. designchic says:

    The true definition of sleek and chic…great looks!!

  16. Barbara says:

    Wow those are some great ideas! Blanco has great sinks indeed! And all the food yummy, makes you want to spend all day in such a kitchen!

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