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Pedini - Integra

Pedini - integra in grey oak.

This blog was created in order to put together as much information as possible about European kitchen design, European kitchen companies and the different kitchen brands that have been manufacturing custom kitchens and built in kitchens, in Europe for more then a century.

European kitchen designers are the first ones to introduce what we know today as the ‘built in kitchen’ – kitchens that are no longer ‘free-standing’ pieces of furniture (as they were 100 years ago) but kitchens that are designed to have the cabinetry fitting between two walls.

Companies like Snaidero, Boffi, Pedini, Dada, Varenna and Val Cucine, from Italy, Poggenpohl, SieMatic, Allmilmo and Bulthaup , from Germany and Smallbone and Clive Christian, from England are the pioneers, the innovators and the companies that set the tone in Europe – the same tone that then becomes the new look for kitchen design around the world.



  1. Hi,
    Could you please help to compare Elmar cucine to Composit, Biefbi and Arrital
    I didn’t have chance to work with Elmar before.
    Thank you,

  2. Hi,

    I am in doubt which brand to go for a new kitchen – Italian design-Aran, Arrex, Val Design or German design – Nolte, Schueller? I am asking about the quality.

    Thank you for your answer.

  3. How does poggenpohl company with Valcucine – are both in the same league in terms of quality and durability.

    • Korofo – Valcucine is higher-end than Poggenpohl, in terms of quality and design. They are also more expensive.

      • Thank you Kitchenguy. Visited the Valcucine factory and great kitchens. So what would be your top10 kitchens regardless of price. Obviously Bulthaup, Boffi, Valcucine,Pedini, SieMatic, Poggenpol, Hacker would be in that list. Think would be nice just to see a league table from your perspective.

      • Hi kitchen guy- thanks for all the info!

        if you were to purchase a kitchen for your own use. which brand would you pick out of these 3 and WHY? bulthaup, poggen pohl or zeyko?

        also can you provide with an updated ranking of top 2o european brands? many thanks!!

    • Korfo – Valcucine is a better product.

  4. Francesca

    What do you think about KicheConcept (BoConcept group) kitchen? Ratio quality/price?

  5. BL Kitchen

    How would you rate keller kitchens? looking at their master line 4000. Is 13k USD reasonable for 22linear feet of cabinet GL4000 gloss(Grade 2) Nots sure hat the grade means?

    • BL Kitchen – sorry, don’t know about Keller as they are a very small company, selling only in Holland and the UK.

  6. Juan Carlos

    I have similar quotes from Miton and Biefbi, which would you recommend?

  7. Hello. We are currently working on a very high end residential project in Downtown Beirut and are looking into the following kitchen manufacturers: poggenpohl, alno, zeyko, pedini and valcucine. How would you rate those in terms of quality and design? Any other points we should be looking into whilst choosing? Your feedback would be highly appreciated.

    • Ramy – my preferance will be in this order: Valcucine & Pedini, Poggenpohl & Zeyko, Alno.
      The only point you should be looking into is – in multi unit projects, some of thse manufacturs supply kitchens under their name, made by another factory they own. Examples: It may say Alno, but its really made by Pino, or another brand under the Alno Group. It may say Poggenpohl, but its made by Goldreif or any other brand under the Nobia group.

  8. ryan – Elmar, Aran, Lube.

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