Pioneering kitchen design, since 1892
As the world’s oldest kitchen brand, Poggenpohl has put its stamp on generations of modern kitchens.
Since being founded in 1892 by German Friedemir Poggenpohl, it has not only garnered a reputation for precision engineered contemporary kitchens but also world firsts. Consistently at the forefront of innovation, the company produced the first solid wood kitchen – which single-handedly shaped the aesthetic of fitted kitchens – as well as the first white lacquer furniture and the first island kitchen.
More recent ranges include the unstructured +Modo which features glass fronted drawers and open shelves that can be used to showcase china, glassware and serving dishes; the minimalist +Segmento with handle-less cupboards and worktops so thin they appear to float above the units beneath (they can still hold the heaviest pots and pans and stand up to a lifetime of use); and the award-winning P’7350, designed in collaboration with Studio F.A. Porsche, which emphasises both the horizontal and vertical lines of the kitchen architecture.
At Poggenpohl no two kitchens are ever the same. All ranges are made to measure and everything from worktops to handles, cabinet finishes to interior fixings, can be personally selected. These include an integrated plinth level vacuum cleaner and intelligent storage solutions for everything from bottles to spice jars, bags of flour to fresh bread. There are showrooms throughout the UK where the latest kitchens are on display and experienced designers are on hand to help customers (or their architects and interior designers) create a fully tailored space that works best for each individual’s needs and lifestyle.
This level of service continues through to the installation (where each customer is allocated a designated installation manager who will organise associated tradesmen) and aftercare. Once installed, customers are visited at home by a member of the team who will arrange a professional cleaning service for the new kitchen and demonstrate the basic functions of the new appliances (if purchased from Poggenpohl). Famed for being made from the highest quality materials, Poggenpohl’s kitchens are built to last. Combining beautiful design with an emphasis on high performance and function, the company prides itself on creating spaces where people can cook and entertain with confidence – something which is particularly important when you consider the current trend for open plan living.
As part of this trend, island units which double up as a low-level divide between the living and kitchen areas, have become increasingly popular. Poggenpohl’s kitchen designers can advise on how to make the most of these islands, suggesting features such as a breakfast bar, extra storage or cooking devices (an induction wok, or teppanyaki plate are particularly interesting additions that encourage social interaction while cooking) that result in them becoming truly multi-functional. And for those who like to entertain, an island becomes the bar and buffet at the heart of a party.
Looking to the future, Poggenpohl continues to push the boundaries of design, introducing new finishes and flexible kitchen solutions, just as the company has done for the last 126 years.
Poggenpohl UK, 100 London Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1NX. +44 (0)1727 738100