The latest luxury collaboration involves Poggenpohl and Porsche Design who have been working hard to design a luxury kitchen specifically suited to men. The kitchen was available from Spring 2008 and is defined by rectangular aluminium frames in a range of sizes. Within these frames, customers can position cabinet elements in any configuration; the result is a modular, spacious and extremely versatile system that deliberately integrates clear spaces into the overall design concept.
Aluminium, a material typically used by Porsche Design, gives the P`7340 kitchen an innovative and technical look to both the furniture carcases and the frames. This is combined with a choice of sleek matt or gloss polished glass – coloured on the underside in a selection of neutral tones including Deep Black, Pure White, Frozen Green, Platinum Beige and Olive Green. Two open-grained, textured wood varieties, Driftwood and Dark Oak, provide a contrast with these cool materials. Slim worktops crafted from satin-finished glass, quartz or smooth stone elegantly complete the cabinetry.
A particular feature is the inset handle-less fronts with touch-opening mechanism. A gentle push opens doors, pull-out elements, drawers or flaps by activating a dynamic piston that silently moves the front a few centimetres forward allowing it to be opened fully. After three seconds, the piston automatically retreats back into the carcase edge, letting the softly damped closing system reset the fronts flush with the carcase frame. Brilliant!
To top it all off… touch sensitive adjustable lighting is harmoniously integrated into the sleek frames, washing light across the work area, whilst a high-tech audio-video system with built-in LCD module is also fully integrated behind matching glass, offering a plug-and-play solution suitable for both analogue and digital connections.
A full range of integrated electric appliances have been specially commissioned from Miele, with glass fascias and handles made to match the materials used in the P`7340 kitchen. The appliances are operated via sensor keys instead of buttons and feature user-friendly dialogue displays.
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