“Our goal was to make this the best Salone del Mobile in the world and the results have far exceeded our expectations,” Claudio Luti, president of the Salone del Mobile said. “Buyers, journalists and designers have seen at first hand just how superlative and creative our production chain is, recognizing the value of Made in Italy manufacturing and the global importance of the Salone.”
This success is due to the quality of the exhibits and the visitor numbers at the fair. The 53 edition of the Salone del Mobile notched up a total of 357,212 visitors, 311, 781 of them sectorial operators – up13% on the 2013 edition.
Our (www.european-kitchen-design.com) favorite stand was Minacciolo’s – the stand design, the overall presentation and the displays inside where just over the top!
Minaciollo at Eurocucina
Instead of posting lots of images, here is a great video, that was taken at the show Minacciolo – Eurocucina 2014 – Salone del Mobile Milano.
Want to see what some of the new designs will look like, at this year’s Eurucucina? Well, you’re in the right place!
Here are a couple of the stands designs, as well as some new product designs, we received from the manufacturers themselves -
Häcker presents itself as cosmopolitan and focuses on internationality. For the East-Westphalian kitchen manufacturer, the attendance at the trade fair is very much about internationality as – making up a 38-percent share of total sales – exports are hugely important to the company and very much something that Häcker plans to further strengthen over the course of 2014. For this reason, the particular focus of the show will be on the systemat product range, which enjoys such strong demand in countries outside Europe and which occupies the mid- to premium-price segment. The company will be exhibiting a total of four systemat ranges, including new front panels with unusual materials. With its organic design, the AV 6000 range in matt lacquer will pick up on the curves of the 400-square-metre trade fair stand.
The further development of the systemat carcass variant will also be a highlight. Furthermore, Häcker will be presenting a design study for a filigree and contemporary look for drawers and pull-outs. With these options, the systemat will be able to distinguish itself even more clearly from competing products in terms of looks and will comply even more with its claim to being a premium product.
Andreas Möller, responsible for exports at Häcker, is self-confident: “The around 35-person trade fair team is ready to provide competent advice and information to visitors from all over the world in a total of nine different languages. We have been reporting on the exciting development on our Website’s blog since early February now.” And Managing Director Jochen Finkemeier agrees, adding: “We will be presenting ourselves in a very special way in Milan with the aim of underlining our strong international orientation and our cosmopolitan outlook. It is for this reason that I am very much looking forward to both taking part in this trade fair and seeing the surprise on the faces of our existing and new customers.” Hall 13, Stand B01-C04
For the first time, based on an idea of the architect Mauro Carlesi, Toncelli introduces carbon fiber. Not as a finish for an already existing unit, but as an out and out structure, that finds its perfect element for both peninsula and hanging wall units. Carbon fiber, a composite material worked with the lastest generation systems, as well as being particularly resistant, both from heat and mechanically, is extremely light and resistant to chemicals. These characteristics are combined uniquely in Toncelli’s new kitchen and offer that added value of design quality and practicality that has always characterized Toncelli. INVISIBILE, the new elegantly designed kitchen, presents furthermore a new varnishing system made from liquid metal which gives to the wall cabinets an aesthetic that is absolutely perfect for the materiality of the carbon fiber. The total absence of grooves and handles, thanks to the use of an opening system unique toToncelli, highlights again the rigor and the clean line giving a result that is quite invisible.
Always sensitive to technology, Toncelli integrates into the new kitchen avant-garde home automation systems such as the touch screen with web connection that allows utilisation of all the automated elements and also a sound broadcasting system using exciting technology which can transmit the sound from surfaces giving 360’ amplification in the room. Once again, with this project,Toncelli confirms its dedication to innovation preserving its values of true Italian craftmanship and of excellent quality, inherent from more than 50 years in every kitchen produced. Hall 11, Stand C20 and B21
The kitchen comes out of the classic box design, disrupts the imaginary common and is oriented towards a new interpretation of the living environment as a place of work but of absolute relaxation.
Brummel Cucine expands and enhances the concept of the mobile bar, enhances the charm and the elegance and the project involves a richer, more glamorous. Adds an “ice maker”, a bottle holder and another for the glasses, a small sink and a mini stove. A perfect island for a “cheers hour” in style, magical moment in a luxurious and functional at the same time.
The result is a classic style reinterpreted in a contemporary and refined by a sophisticated mechanical automatism that, in four simple movements, becomes an island design in a stylish bar and efficiently.
DIAMOND “Cheers Hour” has a glossy white lacquered frame with soft lines and rounded. The plan, in lacquered glass and mother of pearl, stands, splits in two and slides sideways showing the functional elements and restraints.The central part of the top slides further forward to create a plan consummation.
An example of elegant and refined design designed to live unique and unforgettable moments, in perfect Brummel. Hall 11, stand 026
The 53rd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is ready to go, along with the biennial EuroCucina and International Bathroom Exhibition. Some 2,400 exhibitors are expected, bringing all the very latest furnishing solutions to Milan. There will also be a major cultural event at the Milan Fairgrounds, Rho – from 8th to 13th April – involving eight leading international architects. A double appointment, open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.
130 leading Italian and foreign kitchen manufacturers will be exhibiting at the 20th edition of EuroCucina, International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition, ranged over 25,000o square metres, in the four dedicated pavilions: 9-11, 13-15. EuroCucina is a global benchmark event, with a huge range of different types of furnishing and style solutions. A good many top manufacturers will be back at this biennial exhibition Dada, Pedini, Schiffini, Haecker, SieMatic and Valcucine to name but a few.
EuroCucina’s collateral event, FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) – 35 exhibitors, in over 9,800 square meters (Pavilion 9-11) devoted to built-in domestic electrical appliances and cooker hoods, is back again, showcasing products, prototypes and designs for kitchens of the future. FTK has also acquired major new exhibitors, such as Arçelik (Beko) and Sub Zero Group (SubZero, Wolf), underscoring its prestige.
The Salone has bolstered its social networking and internet presence, with a blog (blog.isaloni.it), official Facebook and Twitter pages, a dedicated YouTube channel, a Flickr gallery, Linkedin and Pinterest profiles. The following are the official Salone 2014 Twitter hashtagsTwitter hashtagsTwitter hashtagsTwitter hashtags: @iSaloniofficial: #iSaloni | #EuroCucina | #SaloneBagno | #SaloneSatellite.
Free and updated App – Salone del Mobile.Milano 2014 – (for iPhones, iPads and leading Android devices), will be available for download as of mid-March, helping exhibitors and visitors to negotiate the fair.
Since 1983, the designers at Prima have been designing professional kitchens for hotels, restaurants, convention centres, cruise ships and large vessels. Now they are bringing this knowledge to the home of all those who want to experience cooking with the space, tools and solutions worthy of a great chef.
Designed by architect Alberto Torsello, Abimis is a unique commercial style kitchen, for residential installation.
Everything is custom-designed and hand-made in the factory, located in the Veneto region, assembled by skilled, passionate craftsmen with the painstaking dedication essential to a job well done.
EuroCucina is just around the corner and the excitment is building up by the day. Who’s in the show, who’s out this year and so much more, in the coming months. In the meantime, a new concept in salone, which is not just kitchens will be introduced this year -
A glimpse into how architects live at the 2014 Salone del Mobile
With just four months to go to the launch, the final touches are being put to the 53rd edition, which will be held from 8th to 13th April. The focus is on powerfully emphasising Milan’s centrality and its unique position in terms of the quality of its design and furnishing at global level.
“The Salone is a valuable resource for the Italian economy,” said Cosmit President Claudio Luti. “Not only does it need to be preserved, it also needs to be bolstered with innovational services and projects catering to international business and client demand, in order to make the Milan event more attractive than ever.”
Works in progress for the next edition include the exhibition to be held at the Fairgrounds ? a show that will tell the story of the domestic interiors conceived and inhabited by top contemporary architects from several different continents: Europe, North America, South America and Asia.
“Where Architects Live” is an original installation, inspired by leading contemporary architects’ own concepts of the domestic space. It will be virtual progression through the buildings in which the architects themselves live, illustrating just what is involved in designing homes for the most demanding people of all ? themselves ? with the freedom to experiment with visions and language.
The curator of the event/installation, Francesca Molteni – who curated “Design Dance” with Michela Marelli (2012) and “A Celestial Bathroom” (2010) – has been privy to the private homes of some of the greatest exponents of the architectural world greatest exponents of the architectural world, filming the exteriors and domestic spaces and recording an interview with each of them on the triggers, inspiration and choices that have shaped their design and professional careers. “The aim of the event”, continued Mr. Luti, “is to explore the art of living today, with a close look at the people who are changing the face of our cities, the configuration of the global landscape and the collective imagination, putting the spotlight on new ways of planning domestic environments from every possible aspect. This is the fundamental mission of the Salone del Mobile, cultural concepts that drive the sector.”
This time, we’ll cover one of the most popular finishes that European cabinets are known for – Lacquer.
Wikipedia -In a general sense, lacquer is a somewhat imprecise term for a clear or coloured wood finish that dries by solvent evaporation. It is also often a curing process as well that produces a hard, durable finish. This finish can be of any sheen level from ultra matte to high gloss, and it can be further polished as required. It is also used for “lacquer paint”, which typically denotes a paint that dries to a more than usually hard and smooth surface.
In cabinetry (and in furniture), we generally find lacquer , often called ‘shellac’, in two applications: over wood or as a color paint. It can be any of various durable natural varnishes, mostly a varnish obtained from an Asian sumac (Rhus verniciflua) —called also Japanese lacquer, or any of various synthetic organic coating (clear or colored), that dries to create a hard coating, mostly a solution of cellulose dervative (such as nitrocellulose).
Lacquered wood – generally the application of lacquer over wood is over wood veneer (sheets of wood), on slab (flat) door and in high gloss. the application of high gloss lacquer over wood veneer, gives the wood a shiny finish and creates a 3D like affect, adding depth to the wood grain look.
Pros: – rich, unique look, that a second to none, of shiny wood, magnifiying the wood design.
- easy to clean (with just a little soap and water) due to the super smooth, glass-like finish, that does not absorb anything.
Cons: – expensive. The application of the veneer, plus the glossy lacqcer, adds up to a high price.
- on dark colors, shows fingerprints.
Color laqcuer – lacquer is paint, usually sparayed over MDF boards, that dry by the evaporation of simple solvent and that contains a solid binder that dissolves in a solvent. When that process happens, a thin, hard shell is created. A few coats are applied to reach approx 5 mm. thickness.
There are three groups of lacquer textures being offered – matte, high-gloss and textured. The matte is simply that – flat paint like finish. The glossy can be at different sheen levels, but is primarily done as a high gloss. The textured lacquer is sprayed from a heated spary gun and when it meets the cold air, it forms a textured finish that is actually more durable than the other two.
Pros: – the clean, perfect look of lacquer…
- easy to clean (with just a little soap and water).
Cons: the matte finish is a bit more sustainable to scratches.
- on dark colors, shows finger prints.
Even more international, even more spectacular. The big names from all segments of the kitchen sector will be represented at LivingKitchen 2013. Covering an area of 42,000 square meters, more than 180 well-known national and international suppliers will bring their latest ideas and innovations to the trade fair – from kitchen furniture and built-in appliances to sinks, fixtures, worktops, lighting and accessories. Come and experience all of the trends related to the kitchen in one place, and enjoy seven days filled with life!
Planning on attending this great 7 day event? The hall plans are now available online!