FTK – Technology For the Kitchen 2018
Launched in 1974, the biennial International Kitchen Exhibition and its collateral event FTK (built-in domestic appliances and their evolution) is the leading showcase for high-end kitchens.
We are just weeks away from The 22nd edition of EuroCucina. It will swing into action at Fiera Milano, Rho from 17th to 22nd of April. It is the sector’s most important and influential appointment, a forum for interface and discussion for leading Italian and foreign companies within the sector and a unique opportunity to scope the latest trends for the most convivial space in modern living. Eurocina is a big part of Saloni, every other year (on even years) is EuroCucina.
The key concepts driving the exhibits, showcased by more than 120 companies within an exhibition space measuring around 23,000 m2, are efficiency and evocation. Kitchens have ceased to be purely functional spaces to become domestic hubs, places for conviviality and socialising. This revival of the domestic hearth makes for an interconnected, multipurpose and professional space, yet one where emotions never fail to run high.
The more than 300,000 expected visitors will be greeted with a vast array of top quality goods. All the exhibits at EuroCucina embody contemporary design, technological innovation, next generation performance, energy efficiency and ease of use. New shapes, colours and materials will help mark out the kitchen as a place for conviviality and interaction with the outside world.
As always, FTK – Technology For the Kitchen will provide an overview of the state of the art technology of built-in domestic appliances, with models, prototypes and concepts conceived by companies that set tremendous store by research.
The exhibition’s strong points are its immensely high product quality and wide range of goods, not simply showcasing the latest in contemporary kitchens but also providing interesting and intriguing insights into the planning and future evolution of this particular space.
Kitchens are convivial spaces par excellence, favoured places for meeting and socialising, and are increasingly becoming open, fluid and, therefore, organised, orderly and functional areas. Opening out into living rooms calls for effective, intelligent and modular solutions. The concept of static spaces has been cast aside in favour of a touch of magic that can transform the space when needed, rather like a theatre set. Modular containers conceal work stations, island units become increasingly multifunctional to enhance the performance of home chefs or simply to accommodate people gathering for coffee and a chat, cupboards and drawers are spacious, practical and super-organised so that everything is to hand.
Given that one of the main objectives of a kitchen is to be welcoming, materials, textures and nuances are modulated to create a serene, relaxed and perfectly balanced environment. This has triggered the renaissance of natural stone and coverings that replicate it, as well as wood and metal. Colour is set to reappear, sometimes in very bright hues like purple and green.
Basically, whatever type of cooking, living and coexisting we have chosen, EuroCucina will steer us towards the perfect solution and the best design to help us feel comfortable in what is the most “lived-in” part of the home.
DATES AND OPENING HOURS
17-22 April 2018
9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Open to the general public on
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April