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"The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home." - Anonymous.

A KITCHEN is a room or part of a room used for cooking and food preparation. In the West, a modern residential kitchen is typically equipped with a stove, a sink with hot and cold running water, a refrigerator and kitchen cabinets arranged according to a modular design. Many households have a microwave oven, a dishwasher and other electric appliances. The main function of a kitchen is cooking or preparing food but it may also be used for dining, food storage, entertaining, dishwashing and laundry.

The evolution of the kitchen is linked to the invention of the cooking range or stove and the development of water infrastructure capable of supplying water to private homes. Until the 18th century, food was cooked over an open fire. Technical advances in heating food in the 18th and 19th centuries, changed the architecture of the kitchen. Before the advent of modern pipes, water was brought from an outdoor source such as wells, pumps or springs.

The idea of standardized was first introduced locally with the Frankfurt kitchen, but later defined new in the "Swedish kitchen" (Svensk köksstandard, Swedish kitchen standard). The equipment used remained a standard for years to come: hot and cold water on tap and a kitchen sink and an electrical or gas stove and oven. Not much later, the refrigerator was added as a standard item. The concept was refined in the "Swedish kitchen" using unit furniture with wooden fronts for the kitchen cabinets. Soon, the concept was amended by the use of smooth synthetic door and drawer fronts, first in white, recalling a sense of cleanliness and alluding to sterile lab or hospital settings, but soon after in more lively colors, too. Some years after the Frankfurt Kitchen Poggenpohl presented the "reform kitchen" in 1928 with interconnecting cabinets and functional interiors. The reform kitchen was a forerunner to the later unit kitchen and fitted kitchen.

Unit construction since its introduction has defined the development of the modern kitchen. Pre-manufactured modules using mass manufacturing techniques developed during World War II greatly brought down the cost of a kitchen. Units which are kept on the floor are called "floor units", "floor cabinets", or "base cabinets" on which a kitchen worktop, originally often formica and often now made of granite, marble, tile or wood is placed. The units which are held on the wall for storage purposes are termed as "wall units" or "wall cabinets". In small areas of kitchen in an apartment, even a "tall storage unit" is available for effective storage. In cheaper brands, all cabinets are kept a uniform color, normally white, with interchangeable doors and accessories chosen by the customer to give a varied look. In more expensive brands, the cabinets are produced matching the doors' colors and finishes, for an older more bespoke look.

A trend began in the 1940s in the United States to equip the kitchen with electrified small and large kitchen appliances such as blenders, toasters, and later also microwave ovens. Following the end of World War II, massive demand in Europe for low-price, high-tech consumer goods led to Western European kitchens being designed to accommodate new appliances such as refrigerators and electric/gas cookers. Parallel to this development in tenement buildings was the evolution of the kitchen in homeowner's houses. There, the kitchens usually were somewhat larger, suitable for everyday use as a dining room, but otherwise the ongoing technicalization was the same, and the use of unit furniture also became a standard in this market sector.

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  • Acropolis Concentric Kitchen - "The Centre of the Home." Pininfarina Design. Acropolis is a concentric kitchen, designed to be positioned in the centre of the room. It is designed to satisfy the needs of customers that want to feel like the centre of attention, that want to dominate their space and participate in it, having everything around them in a very modern way. The circle as a symbol of continuity is its point of departure.
  • ARCLINEA - since 1925. Italian kitchens by Antonio Citterio. The Arclinea Collection is a series of models, products, details and solutions: a huge “abacus” of elements that are totally compatible for design, composition, creation and trouble-free satisfaction of real, everyday needs.
  • ASTER - "Designed to build Emotions." We create kitchens as kitchens are at the heart of every home, the one piece you can never be without. The technical quality of cutting-edge technology, excellent mechanisms, lacquering, and even the choice selection of the woods used in Aster Cucine collections all speak volumes.
  • Bentwood Luxury Kitchens - "Whether your style is traditional, transitional or contemporary, Bentwood has a kitchen for you. Every Bentwood kitchen is an original design that combines exquisite, furniture-grade cabinetry with functional features."
  • Binns - since 1963. "Luxury Kitchen Cabinets." Canadian design firm with over 50 years of experience, and a recognized leader in design, renovation, and coordination of quality kitchen and bath projects.
  • BOFFI - since 1934. High end Italian kitchens. Italian craftsmanship, driven by the vision of iconic designers.
  • BULTHAUP - since 1949. "bulthaup offers holistic solutions for living spaces." Bulthaup kitchens and living spaces are places where people come together to connect, relax and feel at home.
  • CLIVE CHRISTIAN - British designer known for his designer kitchens. Specialising in luxury bespoke interiors and furnishings truly made by hand to ensure the beauty of your project is not only skin deep, but absolute.
  • Copenhagen Joinery - since 2006. "Committed to the craft of making handmade furniture." High quality design furniture and known for our unmistakable world of nordic-ness, ideas and excitement.
  • DOCA - "Kitchen Furniture DOCA, leading INNOVATION, QUALITY & ELEGANCE. We design and manufacture kitchen furniture and wardrobes of the highest quality, being very careful with the environment, we only use certified wood."
  • FUEGO MODULAR - an outdoor kitchen island: "Fuego Modular is a fully customized outdoor kitchen that dishes up entertaining at its best. Individual stainless steel and teak modules—for grilling, warming, stashing, chilling and washing can be configured any way you want."
  • GAGGENAU - since 1683. "Timeless design, cutting-edge technology, more than 300 years of experience."
  • Gioconda - "A Classic Modern Kitchen Design." Italian design has always been the result of a great tradition of manufacturing and craftsmanship, perfected by industrial technology and combined with Italian inventiveness. Using this formula, Gioconda is a luxury kitchen design that brings together different styles, taking traditional design features and ingeniously transforming them into a contemporary solution.
  • Heather Hungeling Design - "Luxury Kitchens." Design studio located in the high profile Buckhead area of Atlanta, U.S.A.
  • henrybuilt - since 2001. "We believe our homes should be good to the core, not just look good on the surface. They should use refined materials and technology, but they should be approachable. They should be long lasting and as repairable as possible. They should be personal, but leverage the quality and design advantages of well-engineered systems."
  • Idea - "A Timeless Icon." Pininfarina Design. Produced uninterruptedly since 1986, Idea is an icon of elegance, a seductive combination of excellent modern kitchen design and hand-picked materials. The rigour of its lines is softened by its smooth details, which communicate a sense of solidity and durability, resulting in a style that is both distinctly contemporary and absolutely timeless.
  • Ikea - "Let’s get started on your dream kitchen." Our kitchens are designed to be simple enough to put together at home, but if you’d like some help we’re with you every step of the way. Here you’ll find ideas to get inspired by, planners, and tutorials to help you bring your kitchen to life.
  • INSTONE DESIGNS - "Fitted kitchens handcrafted in any style." With great design, the kitchen can become the exquisite centrepiece of any home. With Instone Designs, you can make that design dream a reality, making your traditional or contemporary kitchen the heart of the home.
  • KÜche+Cucina - "Kitchens and Fine Interiors." The premier custom kitchens, handcrafted cabinets & modern European kitchens design firm in New Jersey.
  • LA CORNUE - "Purveyors of Handcrafted French Ranges since 1908." Artisan manufacturer of exceptional kitchen ranges.
  • Lanserring - "Lanserring is a design-led company that creates kitchens, furniture and lifestyle products for discerning clients around the world."
  • Nicholas Anthony - since 1963. "Luxury designer kitchens." Offering the very latest SieMatic kitchens along with the Nicholas Anthony Signature Collection, every Nicholas Anthony project has the benefit of a bespoke kitchen design service, suiting the needs of any architectural difficulties as well as a personal, in-house project management team to ensure quality is upheld at every stage of the installation.
  • PEDINI KITCHEN - "Pedini designers create custom kitchens that are tailor made to each individual client." Italian kitchens, celebrity kitchens.
  • POGGENPOHL - "Born in 1892 in the heart of Germany, Poggenpohl is the oldest kitchen brand in the world." Luxury bespoke kitchens made in Germany. Made to last a lifetime.
  • PORSCHE DESIGN P´7340 - "The key design feature of the Porsche Design Kitchen is the aluminium frame." Partnership of equals: when Porsche Design and Poggenpohl collaborate on a new kitchen range, the result is as dramatic as it is revolutionary.
  • Porsche Design P´7350 - "Poggenpohl and Studio F. A. Porsche have already jointly developed the P?7340 kitchen concept and have proven that a combination of the finest handcrafted production and state-of-the-art technology results in an outstanding product. The philosophy is now being further pursued with the P?7350: the result is a pioneering kitchen architecture that emphasises both the horizontal and vertical in a new interpretation of classic kitchen lines."
  • Riva 1920 - since 1920. "Made in Italy." Modular kitchens custom-made. Unique not only in name, each element is conceived, designed and produced to measure to meet the needs of the user, a design in which minimalism meets the tradition of solid wood furniture making, incorporating a series of innovative features both at the functional and at the aesthetic level.
  • SCAVOLINI KITCHENS - since 1961. "Find the Italian kitchen that suits you best." Classic or modern style? Choose the material and colour and see your kitchens in harmony with you and your home.
  • SCHIFFINI - since 1920. "Leading manufacturer of high-end kitchen furniture renowned worldwide." Italian classy designs that are chic, trendy and sophisticated.
  • Smallbone of Devizes - "Luxury Kitchen Design Collections | Hand Painted Kitchen Design."
  • Snaidero - since 1946. Italian kitchens. "We have been producing tailor-made kitchens for over 65 years." Enjoy creating your personalised kitchen choosing amongst the large amount of avaialble colours and finishes.
  • SPAZIO PONTACCIO kitchen 190 - "Kitchen with sink, hob and containers. It’s identified by a sophisticated design and the accurate machining of steel, a high quality material characterized by its stainless, hygienic and resistant properties."
  • St. Charles of New York - "Luxury Kitchen Design." St Charles provides a full breadth of services including kitchen design and interior architecture as well as upscale cabinetry and signature furnishings that bridge the kitchen to other rooms in the home.
  • Starck - the freestanding kitchen islands are a prime example of high-tech elegance.
  • STRATO - "Luxury Kitchens by Marco Gorini." Handmade in Italy. Strato is since 1990 the reference for high quality contemporary design kitchens and furniture.
  • The PARNIAN Collection - "Live Like You Mean It." Parnian Collection Custom Kitchens. Proudly made in the USA since 1977.
  • Varenna - since 1970. "The kitchen at the centre. Integrated cooking solutions offering total practicality, yet transmitting a project style and culture that becomes a clear expression of a contemporary lifestyle concept. A contemporary look enriched by high-tech features, exquisite and elegant design, representing the Made in Italy brand transposed into an international dimension."
  • Venus - "Engaging Design." Pininfarina Design. "A highly scenic kitchen, Venus is the ideal stage for those that want to freely express their creativity using space. A kitchen that allows you to transform ordinary habits into something extraordinary every day. Thanks to its excellent design, Venus offers maximum freedom of composition and endless possibilities for customisation. This is because it is a kitchen that breaks the mould and is able to satisfy the need for fluid and contemporary domestic spaces by virtue of its strongly distinctive design."
  • Vimercati - "Luxury Classic Furniture." Handmade in Italy. Classic kitchens. A company born from a long tradition of craftsmanship in wood processing and in particular in the realization of the classic furniture derived from popular styles in Italy and in European countries own at that time, taking direct inspiration from the most luxurious and elegant classic styles.
  • VIPP KITCHEN - "A kitchen to last you a lifetime." The VIPP kitchen is based on everything we've learned about metalwork in over 75 years. Our ambition is a kitchen stripped of fading trends. One that lasts - just like our 75-year old bin.
  • WARENDORF - since 1973. "The Power of Tradition." Exclusive. Individual. Perfect. Hand-crafted. Qualities which Miele already made its own are now indelibly associated with the WARENDORF name.
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