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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 - since 2002. "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 CUCINE - since 1983. "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 - since 1989. "Founded in 1989, Bentwood and its team of more than 125 designers and woodworkers have handcrafted thousands of luxury kitchens across the U.S. Every Bentwood kitchen is an original design that melds exquisite, furniture-grade cabinetry with functional features like hidden, self-closing hinges, dovetailed drawers and durable catalyzed finishes. From old-world styling with custom touches to sleek frameless looks, the choices are almost infinite."
  • 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. "Italian craftsmanship, driven by the vision of iconic designers." High-end contemporary kitchens.
  • 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 furniture - since 1978. 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. "Handmade Furniture."
  • DOCA - since 1980. "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 - since 2011. 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. "Where tradition meets innovation." For over three centuries, Gaggenau has been a leading brand for innovative timeless design and cutting-edge technology. Appliances enhance various styles of bespoke and contemporary kitchens.
  • Gioconda - since 2000. "A Classic Modern Kitchen Design." Designed by Iosa Ghini. 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 - since 2000. "Luxury Kitchens." Design studio located in the high profile Buckhead area of Atlanta, U.S.A.
  • Idea - since 1986. "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.
  • INSTONE DESIGNS - since 2002. "Fitted kitchens tailored to your specifications." Each and every Instone Designs kitchen is fitted to the highest standards of workmanship. From modern brushed steel to classic exposed oak and granite surfaces, we source materials to add a touch of class to your home. With over 30 years of experience, we have the design and know-how to perfectly balance practicality with style.
  • KÜche+Cucina - since 1986. "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.
  • Monos - since 1954. "Italian Kitchen by Del Tongo." Designed by the renowned Makio Hasuike & Co., Monos, by Del Tongo is an elegant straight-line kitchen system that symbolises the ideology that less is more. All Monos units are handcrafted and optionally available with stainless steel structures and drawers. Glass, lacquer, Fenix NTM and wood are some of the finish options that are available in Monos, all exclusively at Grandeur.
  • Nicholas Anthony - since 1963. "Luxury designer kitchens."
  • Nobilia kitchens - since 1945. "Kitchens as unique as your taste." Experience the wonderful world of kitchens from Germany's leading kitchen manufacturer. No matter what your style is, we have your dream kitchen: Modern kitchens, designer kitchens, natural livng kitchen, modern classic kitchens, cottage style kitchens & LINE N - the handleless kitchen.
  • PARNIAN Custom kitchen - "Live Like You Mean It." Parnian Collection Custom Kitchens. Proudly made in the USA since 1977.
  • PEDINI KITCHEN - since 1956. "Pedini designers create custom kitchens that are tailor made to each individual client." Italian kitchens, celebrity kitchens.
  • Philippe Starck - since 2009. The freestanding kitchen islands are a prime example of high-tech elegance.
  • 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 P7340 - "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 P7350 - "A perfect combination. Poggenpohl and Studio F. A. Porsche - both companies have been synonymous with unique design, functional perfection and innovative materials for decades now. 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 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.
  • SEA - "Made in Germany - since 1917." SEA German modular kitchens offer a broad diversity of possibilities to match individual aesthetic and functional requirements. Highest flexibility, clear form language complemented by a selection of 300 different premium finishes makes every SEA kitchen unique. Clear form language, straight lines and focus on functionality and individual requirements are characteristics of a SEA Kitchen design. The huge variety of elements and accessories as well as a selection of over 300 different finishes and hand picked materials makes the possibilities of a SEA German modular kitchen design infinite.
  • Smallbone of Devizes - since 1979. "Luxury Kitchen Design Collections | Hand Painted Kitchen Design." Smallbone is effortlessly resurrecting, revolutionising and popularising the notion of the hand-painted kitchen and beautifying a once-mundane space. Rag-rolling, dragging, stippling, marbling and trompe loeil are directing the show and presumptions of fitted kitchens are cast aside in favour of unfitted, freestanding pieces. Wood-burning stoves, court cupboards, dressers and tallboys are transformed into functional objets dart.
  • 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 - since 2009. "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 - since 1972. "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.
  • STRATO - since 1990. "Luxury Kitchens by Marco Gorini." Handmade in Italy. Strato is since 1990 the reference for high quality contemporary design kitchens and furniture.
  • Valcucine - since 1980. "Modern and Fitted Designer Italian Kitchens." Innovation for life: We put people and their well-being at the centre of what we do; stimulating their senses to bring about joy in everyday activities. We design kitchens made to last generations, kitchens that are timeless and impervious to trends. We transform cooking into an extraordinary experience through the constant innovation of forms and materials. We focus on people and the environment in which they live. We innovate for life.
  • 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 - since 2006. "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 - since 1920. "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 - since 1939. "A kitchen to last you a lifetime." A Vipp kitchen is a modular concept. We think of it as building blocks. There are four types of modules; island, island with seating, wall and tall modules. Each module can be built with predefined units of your choice.
  • 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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