about european kitchen design blog

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. richard cheng

    Can you tell me do you prefer boffi or cesar quality/price? I saw display for both brands and can’t tell the difference.

  2. Hi, we’re looking to buy a new kitchen as part of major refurb. We live in north west london. Can you recommend quality kitchen designer/fitters for modern but understated look. Budget around £20-25k. Thanks.

  3. Eliane

    Hi Kitchenguy,
    thank you for your great posts.
    We are renovating an old house in the middle east and have chosen Valcucine’s total glass look for the main kitchen. We need however 2 extra kitchens: an outdoor one, resistant to salty air and sand storms, and one that can fit into a closet for our guests, like Boffi does.
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you,

    • Eliane – sorry, not aware of any outdoor brands in that part of the world (where exactly are you in the M East?) and not sure who has one that can fit into a closet for our guests, like Boffi does.

      • Eliane

        Hello Kitchenguy,
        thank you for your answer. I am in Israel, but can import from Italy, Germany or Switzerland, as we will have a container traveling to Israel.
        Any suggestion will be welcome

  4. Noelia

    Hi, I am iin the process of furnishing my new home. I’ve looked at both Italian kitchens: miton and arredo3. Have you heard of them? Which one is better?

  5. Noelia

    Between schmidt, arredo3 and miton wchich have better quality?

  6. Sofia Ball

    Hi Kitchen guy! I am looking at veneers what do you know about Varenna veneers VS Pedini veneers?

  7. kitchenguy,

    Great blog and vey informative.

    Where does Kuhlmann fit in against Hacker, Rotpunkt and Nobilia? You have commented on the other products but not on Kuhlmann.


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