An industry leader in kitchen design
A family-run company in its third generation, German manufacturer and industry leader SieMatic revolutionised the concept of the kitchen.
In the 1960s it invented the first handle-less kitchen, the SieMatic 60, which had flexible cupboard configuration and several groundbreaking functions. Since then, the company has gained an international reputation for kitchens with innovative, high quality design, elegance and a high level of functionality. There are exclusive SieMatic showrooms and retail specialists in more than 70 countries, including 43 studios in the UK, each of which showcases the company’s three style collections that appeal to all tastes: Urban, Classic and Pure.
Inspired by the idea of cities that are constantly in motion, the on-trend Urban style collection is all about unconventional contrasts between carefully selected objects and stand-alone units. In other words, a kitchen that doesn’t necessarily look like a fitted kitchen: it might feature open shelving for a more personal look and modular furniture, such as the newly interpreted SieMatic 29 freestanding sideboard with striking, sloped side panels and distinctive silhouette, which fits harmoniously into an open-plan scheme.
While the Classic style collection reflects the world of timeless design with its hand-finished materials such as gloss ebony walnut and polished nickel, the Pure collection gives the minimalist kitchen completely new contours. Developed with Berlin architecture and design team Kinzo, the range anticipates new trends with a contrasting colour scheme – matte black textured lacquer, plus two light grey toned wood laminate finishes – aimed at a younger customer. Another characteristic feature is the two centimetre frame that surrounds the integrated elements, creating a wide range of design and configuration options so that the kitchen appears like an individual sculpture within its surrounding architecture.
Since it was established in 1929, the company has been on a quest for perfection, developing and designing concepts that continue to re-interpret the world of kitchens. Take, for instance, the unique patented ‘multimatic tracking’ system in the cabinet carcass and inside the door which allows for ‘at-home customisation’ and maximising storage space by up to 30 per cent – a key consideration in kitchens. The company has invested in employing interior designers trained at their academy, who complete an extensive training programme on topics such as anthropometrics, ergonomics, technical planning and interior architecture to ensure that they are constantly one step ahead of the rest of the kitchen design world.
SieMatic kitchens, which start at £25,000, are designed to last more than 30 years. Service at the international studios is second to none (the nearest studio can easily be found by searching on the company’s website) so that clients can be assured that a design professional will guide them through the process from start to finish, while considering the interior architecture and design of the room as a whole – not just the kitchen furniture.
From handle-less cupboards with a refined, architectural frame to carefully considered colours and finishes, this forward-thinking manufacturer remains at the forefront of kitchen design.
SieMatic UK, 5300 Lakeside, Cheadle Royal Business Park, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 3GP. +44 (0)1612 466010