1 Pia by Allmilmö
Danish industrial designer Pia Würtz’s vibrant kitchen system is an attention-grabber in a sea of stone and steel models. Colourful and soft-edged, the system’s stainless steel frame is clad in mauve and white lacquered fronts for a feel that’s at once contemporary and comfortable. Wall-hung cabinetry is complemented by an island with toe-kicks and smartly integrated storage.
2 Slide & Hide VarioSteam by Neff
Compact and intuitive, Neff’s trademark built-in oven, integrating a fully retractable oven door and a sliding handle, was launched in 2010. Now the Slide & Hide comes with a steam option, which features up to 13 automatic programs that virtually take over roasting, baking or cooking duties from the home chef, using optimal heat and moisture.
3 Moving Table by Häcker
This glass kitchen island sporting a granite countertop with a sliding section earned Germany’s Häcker an Interior Innovation Award. The extendable panel slides along an invisible guide system, covering an induction cooktop or rolling out to provide a dining or work surface large enough for four.
4 Pivot by Dornbracht
A pot-filling faucet that rotates 360 degrees and has a 55-centimetre range, this Seiger-designed product is turning many heads. Perfect for an island, where it allows for cooking and cleaning with maximum ease, the minimalist and ergonomic single-lever mixer comes in chrome and matt platinum finishes.
5 Xtend+ by Leicht
Another Innovation Award recipient, Leicht picked up a trophy for a shelving system with individually lit, removable ledges and a slatted door that opens and closes automatically. At the click of a button, it rolls down to cover the cabinet interior for a calm, consistent wall of colour.