German kitchen manufacturers are skilled engineers with a true understanding of kitchen form, function, and consumer ergonomics; the 3 key ingredients for a successful kitchen design. Responsible for many household names across the globe, Germans have a reputation that precedes them as innovators of high quality, luxurious products. It is the combination of skilled engineering, an appreciation of aesthetics, and the drive to continually improve, that has helped German designers become the leading manufacturers of luxury kitchens in Europe.
Why are German Kitchen Designs so Successful?
Understanding the Relationship Between Consumers and Product
When it comes to design, German kitchen engineers truly understand that their products must be designed for ease of use, whilst accommodating varying tastes, lifestyles, and needs. Versatility and adaptability are therefore essential. A winning example of this is the popular handleless kitchen finish. Originally invented by the German Siematic kitchen brand, the appeal of this popular style is its clean, sleek, and modern kitchen look, with smooth opening and closing of doors and drawers. Available in nearly every conceivable colour and finish, there is a handleless kitchen option to suit all tastes and budgets. Taking up less space, this style is also ideal for small kitchens, maximising space, whilst removing the possibility of bumping hips or catching clothing on handles. A perfect example of how German’s design with purity, handleless doors remove the unnecessary, creating a sleeker, uncluttered kitchen finish all round.
A Modern Look for Modern Living
This minimalist concept is apparent and influential within much of German kitchen engineering as it continues to evolve. In recent years furniture and appliance profiles have become increasingly slim and minimal, and can even be colour-matched for a seamless aesthetic. This is particularly key for multi-purpose kitchens used as much for entertaining, or helping with homework, as they are for cooking and dining. Similarly for open plan spaces, modern kitchens with minimalist features and concealed storage and appliances, help create a seamless flowing look from kitchen into the adjoining living space.
Expert German Kitchen Manufacture Processes
A further reason for the success of German kitchens is their capacity for manufacture, perfectly matching that of design. German kitchen furniture is usually machine-made using manufacture processes so well-honed they leave very little room for error. Of course, errors can occur (and usually human error) but the beauty of the efficient, tried and tested German systems are that in nearly all cases errors or faults are picked up and rectified before the furniture has even left the factory. It is because of such precise, thorough processes and attention to detail that you can be sure German kitchens reflect the quality of construction for which they are so well-reputed.
German Kitchen Manufacturers Believe in What They Do
German Kitchen Manufacturers Believe in What They Do
The final reason for the success of German kitchens is their designers and engineers trust in their products, believing they can be the best, and sharing a drive to make them such. German engineers possess a comprehensive understanding of what people want and need for a kitchen, but coupled with this, is the motivation to excel far beyond meeting basic kitchen needs; Instead, engineering furniture and products that are increasingly accommodating and easy to use. This is why soft-close systems for door hinges are increasingly small, stronger and more concealed, much improved since the first models of the late 1960’s. Similarly, Siemens didn’t stop after producing their original coffee machine model. Despite it fulfilling its intended purpose of making coffee, this simply wasn’t enough! Once this was achieved, there was a passion and will for a better version, a machine that could pour more than one cup at once, remember personalised preferences for coffee, and pour it in the quickest possible time.
There is a clear passion for design at play, a belief in their products, but also the drive for continuous improvement. Technological advances will only ever take place if there are people with the drive and will to make them happen, a trait which perfectly characterises German kitchen designers…They are the ones who make it happen!
What Does This Mean for Your German Kitchen?
For one thing, it means options! Such drive for improvement, combined with passion for design and engineering, brings a multitude of kitchen furniture styles, colours, finishes, as well as the same within accessories and appliances. German kitchen engineers strive to provide choice, enabling consumers to decide for themselves how to meet their kitchen needs. So, whether your preference is traditional or modern, gloss or matt, there is certain to be a German product range that suits both your personal tastes, as well as needs. This also means reliable, dependable kitchen products, appealing in looks but also tried and tested so sure to withstand the test of time, including daily use, knocks and bumps. The high quality of construction is equal to the look of the kitchen, and it is this, that results in a luxury German kitchen product, ideal and desirable for the home.