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Eurocucina and Saloni del Mobile 2018 – Superb!

An extremely positive result for the 57th edition of the Salone del Mobile.

Milano 2018
At the entrance to the Milan Fair
Saloni del Mobile
Attendees from around the world
Fiera Milano
Saloni del Mobile and Eurocucina 2018

Milano, both in terms of attendance and in terms of the quality of trade relations, has once again attracted people from around the world. The great weather this year, the record crowds and the world positive economy, were a great set for business networking and lots of excitement, in the exhibition pavilions from day one.

Lube

 

 

 

 

 

Miele

 

 

 

 

Rastelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,841 exhibitors, from 34 countries, showcased their products at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile – the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition.

Rossana

 

 

 

 

 

Schueller

 

 

 

 

 

Sirius

 

 

 

 

 

Snaidero

 

 

 

 

 

Sub Zero
Abimis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

434,509 attendees, in just 6 days, from188 different countries, made for a 17% increase compared to the 2016 edition, which featured the biannual kitchen and bathroom exhibitions, and an increase of 26% compared with the 2017 edition of Saloni del Mobile.

Dada

 

 

 

 

 

Elam
DOCA
Bertazzoni

 

Franke
Gaggenau
Haecker
J.Dias
Kitchen Aid

EuroCucina – The Countdown Begins!

Saloni
EuroCucina 2016

 

We are just weeks away from the 52nd anniversary of Saloni (Tuesday, April 12th., to Sunday, April 17th.). A big part of Saloni, every other year (on even years) is EuroCucina. 

Created in 1974, the International Kitchen Furniture Exhibition runs concurrently with the International Bathroom Exhibition in the broader context of the Salone del Mobile.

EuroCucina showcases all the latest in the realm of high quality kitchens, responding to the escalating demand for functionality from increasingly savvy consumers. Its collateral event, FTK (Technology For the Kitchen), specialises in built-in appliances and cooker hoods, presenting the latest technology for “cooking” and living the kitchen space, embracing the innovative new dimension of “connectivity”.

 

2014 IN NUMBERS

23,813.25 DISPLAY AREA (sqm)

138 EXHIBITORS

357,212 VISITORS

311,781 OF WHICH TRADE OPERATORS

6 good reasons to visit EuroCucina:

  • 120 exhibitors on a surface of 23,000 m2 (EuroCucina), more than 40 exhibitors on 12,000 m2 (FTK)
  • Business: demand for kitchens has risen
  • Business: fertile ground for growing markets where large residential and hospitality contracts are being developed (USA, UK, China and some parts of the Middle East)
  • Top italian and international brands
  • Trends: cutting-edge innovation, technology and design
  • FTK: the connectivity that makes for intelligent homes

 

DATES AND OPENING HOURS

12-17 April 2016
9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Open to the general public on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April

VENUE

Milan Fairgrounds, Rho (Milan)
Entrance gates:
Porta Est, Porta Sud, Porta Ovest

How To Get There

PAVILIONS

9-11-13-15

FTK – Technology For the Kitchen occupies

a dedicated area in pav. 9-11

Map of Exhibits in Saloni
Map of Exhibits in iSaloni

my personal top 20 European kitchen brands

After many requests and lots of diliberations I’ve decided to post my own top 20 European brands. Top 20 European kitchen companies, because I simply felt that there are too many great European kitchen brands to limit the list to just top 10.

My Top 20 is based on the following criteria’s:

  • DESIGN – overall product design, esthetics and selection depth (colors, materials, design elements, etc.).
  • PRODUCT INNOVATION – is this a kitchen brand that takes risks, that is on the cutting edge of technology and innovates or just a company that copies others?
  • PRODUCT QUALITY – how well made is the product? Does the company ‘cuts corners’?
  • SERVICE – delivery on time, delivers complete orders, ‘after sale’ service, etc.

I have chosen not to take into consideration COMPANY SIZE, as there is no real direct benefit to the buyer and I’ve already listed the 10 largest European brands.

I also did not factor VALUE because I feel that value is very individual – what one consumer sees as a great value, another may view as cheap. Webster’s definition of Value is – “a fair return or equivalent in goods, services, or money for something exchanged”. Once a kitchen brand has top design, innovation, quality and service, the price will always be higher. Surprizingly, there are a few kitchen brands on this list that have a pretty good value, as well as ranking high on all the other categories.

In the Top 20 European Kitchen 11 Italian kitchen brands, 7 German kitchen companies, one English and one French are in the above list.

So, without further a due and in alphabetical order here are my Top 20 European kitchen Brands:

The Top 20 European Kitchen Brands
The Best of the Best in European Kitchen Design
European Kitchens at the Top
The Top Twenty European Kitchen Companies