BLANCO: The Serious Business of Kitchen Design

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image BLANCO Stainless Steel QAUDRIS Kitchen Faucet.

High-end kitchen sink and faucet manufacturer BLANCO captured my attention with their stainless steel QUADRIS kitchen faucet which is decidedly modern and minimalist in design, and sports a strong square profile (almost as in homage to the great cubist artists.) . The QAUDRIS faucet is more than an attractive kitchen faucet, it’s also highly functional: stealthily hiding a powerful pull-out sprayer.  Love that it gives the kitchen sink a visually long, lean feel with no abrupt interruptions which is often the case when the sprayer is installed next to the faucet.

image BLANCO PRECIS Multi-Level Kitchen Sink.

Though I rarely cook at home anymore due to my busy travel and business schedule, when I did in the past I would often dream of owning the “perfect” kitchen sink; One that could accommodate large pots and pans, while at the same time offer up the convenience of an easy to use food staging and preparation area, cutting board and strainer. Imagine my delight when I happened upon the BLANCO PRECIS Multi-Level Sink at the 2009 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Atlanta. I so loved that BLANCO had made available such a great chef-inspired kitchen sink that the PRECIS made it onto our list of  “10 Hot Trends in Kitchen Design for 2009”.

This year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, BLANCO offered up a great new range of high-performance kitchen sink and faucet products that are as beautiful as they are functional. I’m looking forward to seeing BLANCO’s kitchen design products again next week while in London for the London Design Festival.

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Disclosure:I’m thrilled that BLANCO is one of several fabulous sponsors of BlogTour 2011 London.  I am one of several design, lifestyle and travel bloggers and writers that have been invited to participate in BlogTour 2011 London.