A family-run company in its third generation, SieMatic is a German manufacturer and industry leader that was established in 1929 and immediately revolutionised the concept of the kitchen. Since then, the company has gained an international reputation for exemplary and elegant kitchens with innovative, top quality design and a high level of functionality. There are now exclusive SieMatic showrooms and retail specialists in more than 70 countries, including 43 studios in the UK. Each showcases the company’s three style collections, appealing to all tastes: Urban, Classic and Pure. Inspired by the idea of cities that are constantly in motion, the on-trend Urban collection is a kitchen that fits harmoniously into an open-plan scheme. The Classic style showcases hand-finished materials such as gloss, ebony, walnut and polished nickel, while Pure gives new contours to minimalism.
Its 90th anniversary motto, “timeless by tradition”, expresses what SieMatic has stood for since its foundation: long-lasting design using quality materials
Although an anniversary is often seen as a chance to reflect, at SieMatic the focus is also firmly on the future. In the 1960s it invented the first handle-less kitchen, the SieMatic 60, which had a flexible cupboard configuration and several groundbreaking functions. In 1988 the company was once again celebrated as a vanguard of innovation and this year it continues to set standards with the new handle-less SieMatic kitchen. The central design detail is the redeveloped recessed grip channel: decisive simplicity on the outside and a complex interplay of technical ingenuity, craftsmanship and superior materials on the inside. It has the perfect angle, the ideal feel and an individually controllable lighting system consisting of an LED light strip that is integrated into the shadow gap.
Service at the international SieMatic studios is second to none (the nearest studio can easily be found by searching on the company’s website), and a design professional guides clients through the planning process from start to finish, considering the interior architecture and design of the room as a whole, not just the kitchen furniture. With the continuing trend for more open plan homes, the ‘culinary living space’ incorporates design philosophies and materials more usually found in drawing rooms; a holistic approach is increasingly adopted, with herringbone veneer, glass and metal elements being used to soften the space. This forward-thinking manufacturer continues to carve its place at the forefront of kitchen design.