Eurocucina/FTK 2018 Trend Report

Eurocucina/FTK 2018 Trend Report

Feel style, enjoy comfort, win storage

In April 2018 Milan was once again the hotspot for furniture and electrical appliances. Manufacturers from across the globe showcased their new releases and captivated visitors with impressive presentations. The Hettich trend report summarises the main trends at Eurocucina and FTK in three experience dimensions: feel style, enjoy comfort and win storage.

Feel style
There was no shortage of design ideas in Milan: dark colours, thin contours and metallic surfaces create a look of elegance. Trendy marble adds a touch of luxury in all sorts of applications. Matt soft touch surfaces entice with a velvety feel. Whereas purist looking kitchens impress with clean, vertical lines, round tables on angular kitchen islands form a perfect interplay of shapes.

Enjoy comfort
Refrigerators are becoming increasingly organised. The larder pull-out in the refrigerator offers familiar convenience in new surroundings. With a rotating shelf, food stored at the back moves to the front in next to no time – and vice versa. Smart, connected electrical appliances additionally make everyday life easier, leaving time for inhouse gardening that keeps kitchen herbs close to hand whenever they are needed.

Win storage
Large, open spaces are as popular as ever. Entire multifunctional kitchens with extendible work surfaces and electrical appliances vanish behind large-surface sliding doors. XXL refrigerators provide plenty of space for food and create visual highlights. Tiny Kitchens are veritable space miracles: the full-fledged kitchens in a small space.

The Hettich trend report on Eurocucina/FTK 2018 provides a general picture of the most important new products. It shows a selection of impressions as information and inspiration. The trend report is available online from https://trendreport.hettich.com/ and can be ordered free of charge by e-mail at home-info(at)de.hettich.com

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