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KBB Preview: Nolte fine tunes handleless kitchens
Hall 18, Stand N90
The trend to go as minimalist as possible has been around for some years, but wanting to eliminate potential pitfalls right from the start, German manufacturer Nolte Küchen took some time to come out with what it says is 'the real thing' when it comes to handleless furniture. Now MatrixArt - a major innovation for 2014 - is 100% handle-free by incorporating the trim into the carcase.
At kbb Birmingham, MatrixArt will be showcased alongside other options to achieve the handleless look. With the plans for the stand now taking shape, designs will also include a roundup of 2014 innovations in terms of colours and alternative door styles from contemporary to classic.
Nolte Küchen will have five kitchens on display, with the fifth one serving as a fully functional coffee bar. Then there is the reception area, which will immediately draw the attention to the major 2014 innovation: MatrixArt, in combination with new glass door range Glas Tec Satin in trend colour Quartz Grey. The theme of natural colours and premium finishes will be continued throughout the stand, which takes up just under 200 square metres of floor space.
Next to the reception area, MatrixArt will be showcased in a two-tone combination, featuring wood veneer door Nature in new shade Moccha Oak and soft matt lacquered Soft Lack in Magnolia. Visitors should also watch out for details such as panels with a continuous handle trim, the new 25mm worktop thickness, ambient lighting and box-shaped open shelves - finer details that bring a touch of living room atmosphere to the kitchen.
For those looking for alternatives to the MatrixArt handleless design with the trim incorporated into the carcase, the coffee bar not just offers refreshments, but also a take on Alpha Lack. The door features a J-profile for the handleless look and now also comes with matching panels for the sides of units. It will be showcased in High-gloss Rosso and High-gloss White.
High-gloss can also be found two other displays: Glas Tec Plus in High-gloss White is combined with Nature in Cognac Oak. Then there is the Nova Lack kitchen with new trend colour Curry as a contrast for White and convex doors for the soft-rounded approach to kitchen design. Curry was launched for two ranges in 2014, the other one being Soft Lack. This gives customers the choice of a high-gloss or a matt lacquered finish respectively.
Last but not least, Windsor in Sahara soft mat rounds off the display on the Nolte stand. It is an example of a traditional kitchen with a modern approach. Windsor has also been launched in White soft mat and is now available in three colours, with open shelves, glass door variants and other elements to match.
Please visit Nolte Küchen in Hall 18, Stand N90. Nolte Küchen is an official partner of kbb Birmingham 2014.
31st January 2014