Contemprary Details


Trends and directions include:

  • Cluttered country cook’s kitchen presented at Milan Fair by Dornbracht.
  • Martha Stewart’s American colonial sweeping across America in KB Homes.
  • Why Pritzker Prize winning architects like Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid are taking time off designing buildings to plan kitchens.
  • What is a multi-media kitchen?
  • Cooking in a bubble or a box, centre stage.
  • Appliances for busy singles, big families and chefs into global cuisine.
  • A dishwasher that doesn’t use water, a table wired to charge your laptop and phone while cooking supper? Are these the appliances of the future? Electrolux thinks so. They’ve patented them for 2015.

Left: Zaha Hadid Z.Island – The first kitchen to go on show at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Z.Island by Zaha Hadid made in DuPont™ Corian ® by Ernestomeda.
(Photo: Leo Torri for DuPont™ Corian®)

Middle: Siemens glass induction hob – Frying an egg on the ceramic glass induction hob by Siemens demonstrates its versatility. The hob ignites when the ferrous pan base touches the magnetic field. The rest remains ice cold.

Right: La Cucina Alessi Agreste kitchen – Household name worldwide for kitchen cookware and accessories, Alessi’s first venture into actual kitchens. The “Agreste” kitchen designed by Alessandro Mendini.