Inspired by the professionals in the catering industry, ultra-keen amateur chefs greatly appreciate having functionally designed mixer taps with an exclusive silhouette and flexible spout. The latest development by Blanco goes one step further, and opts for sensor technology for maximum user comfort. Blanco Solenta-S Senso is the name of this innovation in the programme of Germany's market leader for mixer taps. A casual movement of the hand under the shower arm is all it takes for the integrated sensor to start or stop the water spray – with absolutely no contact at all. This means the hands are always free, for instance to fill a large spaghetti saucepan or just run a glass of water.
There is also a growing fascination for green living in the city. This is reflected, for instance, in current interior design trends, which radiate a feeling of individual freedom and yet are progressive and functional. The perfect match is the new stainless steel sink, Blanco Cronos, which was created with the aim of reinterpreting the tried and tested, and perfecting its quality. The silhouette of the Cronos bowl instantly brings to mind the traditional ceramic sink with apron front has always been a firm feature in a rural ambience.
Market-fresh ingredients, a good recipe idea, a passion for cooking: and your favourite dish is practically done. To make sure that the many stages in between, such as peeling and chopping the ingredients and getting rid of the scraps, do not detract in any way from the cooking pleasure, Blanco has now developed a sink that also deals with food waste. Blanco Collectis 6 S is the name of the clever organisational talent in Silgranit PuraDur that plays its strengths in direct combination with the waste systems Blanco Select and Blanco Flexon II. In addition to its functional values, Collectis 6 S delights with a modern design with accurate lines that add elegant accents in an exclusive kitchen ambience.
Functional and exclusive in design and material quality: mixer taps in solid stainless steel are the dot on the 'i' in discerning kitchen planning. Now, no fewer than three new models have been added to the premium segment of mixer tap specialist Blanco. All completely different in design, they all share the same homogeneous brushed stainless steel surface. Furthermore, these innovations are available with or without the pull-out spray.
Whether fashion, the home or car: the colour world "Black-and-white" signals style confidence, strength of character and elegance. No other colour combination exerts such a tremendous pull, consistently setting the tone as a contrasting design element. Sink and mixer tap specialist Blanco has now anchored this topic in one of its most successful mixer tap ranges. Blanco Linus-S Black & White Edition provides the optimum starting point with two special models for the most diverse stagings of black-and-white colour worlds in the kitchen.
The market launch of stainless steel kitchen worktops in Durinox some years ago was a quantum leap for the Blanco SteelArt high-tech production facility. The fantastic looks and excellent performance characteristics of this fascinating material innovation are unparalleled. Because the remarkable thing about Durinox is that it is extremely resistant to scratching and more than twice as hard as conventional stainless steel. Another characteristic feature is the matt velvet look of its homogeneous surface.
The new premium bowl line Blanco Pleon in Silgranit PuraDur offers plenty of design freedom and flexibility. With its linear design, eye-catching corner and base radii and generous dimensions, it delights in all ten colours in the CombiColours range. There are three designs to choose from, all notable for their particularly spacious bowls with the exceptional depth of 220 mm that will meet with equal enthusiasm in a family kitchen, apartment or office kitchen.
As the German market leader for kitchen taps, Blanco also has numerous perfectly designed solutions for that ever-popular spot for the sink: in front of the window. Blanco Laressa-F adds a particularly clever control concept and modern looks to the series of mixer taps for installation in front of a window.
They are both primeval symbols and their respective counterparts: circle and square. The new high-end line Artago made of Silgranit PuraDur features both basic geometric shapes as key design elements. The innovative round bowl with square outer contours is fascinating with its contrasting design and makes for exciting highlights in contemporary kitchens.
When Blanco presents its innovations at the international kitchen fair in Cologne, customers can again expect an atmospheric, highly impressive staging of the company's latest products and ideas. And there's more: this year, the sink and mixer tap specialist is taking up one of the latest digital trends, and for the first time will display virtual kitchen worlds at its stand.
Smart and elegant – the innovative InFino drain system for premium and high-end sinks. The modern drain, which is virtually flush in the base of the bowl, is controlled by an intuitive turning motion – and also by remote control if desired. To achieve this, Blanco now presents the new "Advanced" segment with two innovative operating concepts that add an individual, very special touch to contemporary kitchens. Blanco SensorControl Blue embodies the ultimate in design, comfort and technology. A gentle touch of the flat, round control surface is all it takes for InFino to open and close reliably without having to reach into the dishwater.
Large single bowls without a drainer are on trend – and with carefully planned accessories, create a practical zone in the kitchen for preparing and washing up. Blanco’s innovative, high-end bowl concept Blanco Etagon sets totally new standards with regard to functionality and aesthetics. Available both in stainless steel satin polish and Silgranit PuraDur, it includes four models for the 60 cm wide base cabinet. The three-tier sink system has a clever refinement – two high-quality stainless steel runners, specifically developed for Etagon.
As ever, AXen sinks from Blanco are one of the highlights of the kitchen industry. Since its première 15 years ago, the AXen concept, which is available in three materials (stainless steel, Silgranit and ceramic) and for all base cabinet sizes, has been consistently developed and designed to match the habits of contemporary users. Blanco now presents the third generation: with two Silgranit models in a fundamentally new look and some interesting changes for all the stainless steel AXen models.
Aesthetically appealing solutions that are well-planned down to the last detail – another Blanco quality. The latest coup from the sink specialists concerns water drainage and its control, the essential feature at the heart of every bowl. The innovative drain system celebrating its première at Gut Böckel is called Blanco InFino, and can be used for all the manufacturer’s sink materials. Operation is intuitive and the technology is fascinating: a simple turning movement to left or right will open and close it.
Combining modern interiors with carefully chosen flea market finds can add a trendy flair to a traditional home. BLANCO’s new premium mixer tap line satisfies the best of both worlds with subtle, retro details. The BLANCO LIVIA-S tap cleverly combines classic and contemporary design with three exclusive finishes.
BLANCO presents a single bowl for installation from above as well as a range of undermounted sinks. Another attractive, timeless ceramic sink is added to the repertoire; BLANCO PALONA is designed for 60cm base units, with an eye-catching bowl radius of just 12mm.
For most people, there will never be enough space in the kitchen, so it's important to make the most of every millimetre of working and storage space. BLANCO, a specialist in sinks and mixer taps, presents the BLANCODELTA II sink in Silgranit PuraDur as the perfect solution for corner storage. The latest generation of the popular DELTA sink is notable for its contemporary design, clever details and much bigger main bowl.
Steam cooking has long been a staple of professional caterers and, with the help of modern appliances, this gentle cooking method is also finding its way into the domestic sphere. Steamed fish, meat and vegetables retain almost all of their natural nutrition, flavour and aroma. To make the preparation and presentation of steamed food even easier, BLANCO has developed a Silgranit sink designed specifically to accommodate steaming accessories.
When planning a new kitchen, well-planned, functional solutions are tantamount, especially around the sink area where most preparation takes place. The BLANCO CLASSIC Neo has been launched to provide such a solution. The hugely successful precursor, the BLANCO CLASSIC, is now presented with an entirely new look and some exclusive, practical additions.
The high-tech BLANCO SteelArt production facility has redefined stainless steel with the exclusive BLANCO Durinox worktop. Durinox is extremely resistant to scratches and has a luxurious velvety-matt feel. The surface is now also available for ZEROX bowls, front and back panels for even greater flexibility. BLANCO SteelArt is now extending the programme with a new edge design for Durinox worktops.
Combining puristic design and a high level of functionality is an art in itself – especially in the kitchen, which can be simultaneously a cooking hub and a comfortable entertaining space. BLANCO ANDANO XL 6 S-IF and BLANCO ANDANO XL 6 S-IF Compact fulfil both requirements with ease. The two new stainless steel sinks perfectly combine elegant design and practical function.
Let's fact it, who pays much attention to the rim when buying a sink? Although most of the work in the kitchen is carried out at the sink, the decision to buy is usually based on the material, features and overall shape. And yet so many of the practical and optical features are hidden in the details. The method of installation is also important. The Blanco product programme offers six different installation solutions and lots of freedom for individual kitchen plans.
Square or round? This is a matter of style preference, and it's one that applies as much in the kitchen as anywhere else. And attention is paid to the mixer tap in particular, since its location means it is a focal point of your kitchen. Blanco Carena and Blanco Jurena offer attractive solutions. The two new mixer tap lines are based on the same design concept and yet look completely different.
Surprisingly easy to look after, hygienic and scratchproof, heat-resistant, fade resistant, colourfast and therefore exceptionally durable: Blanco sinks made of Silgranit PuraDur combine all the characteristics required to cope with intensive daily use for the entire life of a kitchen – and still look good after many years. Available in countless different designs, sizes and colours, the extensive range of sinks leaves nothing to be desired.
Those who are in the process of buying a new sink have a tremendous range of models, designs and materials to choose from. And the new sink line Blanco Sona is proof indeed that there is no need to dispense with functionality or comfort even at entry level. Available in five models for the four main sink cabinet sizes, it offers sturdy solutions for a wide range of planning situations. Yet with its modern, unobtrusive design, Sona blends harmoniously with any kitchen environment. Made of Silgranit, the new sink series also appeals for its excellent care properties, pleasant silky-stony feel and high resilience. Nine attractive colours guarantee combinations that perfectly match the surrounding environment.
Even people who take care to produce as little waste as possible still need a solution for separating recyclable materials from the other waste. It is advisable to locate the waste system directly underneath the sink. This saves time and energy, as it is precisely where fruit and vegetable waste, packaging materials and paper are disposed of on a daily basis. Blanco Select is already appealing with its clever details that make daily life in the kitchen remarkably easier.
The success story of the mixer tap Blancoculina-S, winner of numerous international design awards, continues unabated. From now, discerning amateur chefs suffering from limited upward space have the perfect solution in Blancoculina-S Mini. The installed height of this semi-professional mixer tap is a little lower than normal, which makes it ideal for use in kitchens with wall units.
A year after its premiere, Blanco Durinox has lost nothing of its fascination. Quite the opposite, in fact: at the autumn trade fairs, this material innovation by Blanco SteelArt proved to be something of a visitor magnet at Gut Böckel. That's because the specialist for exclusive sinks and made-to-measure stainless steel worktops with integrated working areas has refined Durinox yet again. The impressive results are the gentle gloss of the surface and a material that is even more velvety to the touch than before. The stainless steel gloss is also a little more noticeable. At the same time, the Durinox surface has retained its unique, matt-shimmering looks
Symmetries and balanced proportions are a particular delight for those aesthetes who deliberately choose clear, pared-down forms - including in the kitchen. The new Blanco Jaron XL 6 S-IF sink is an exquisite eye-catcher. The art of symmetry has been perfectly implemented in this novelty from the SteelArt production facility of the sink and mixer tap specialist Blanco: both the main bowl and the drainer are square, and the two are joined together by a wide tap ledge in the middle. The ultra-flat all-round IF rim creates an optically elegant, functional frame. The brilliantly balanced design language of the Jaron XL 6 S-IF creates a discreet and harmonious elegance that delights the viewer's eye with even the tiniest details.
Colours are a first-class style tool for adding more individuality, or even a whole new look, to a living world, for optically separating rooms or consciously connecting them. Blanco, the world's leading manufacturer of granite sinks, offers an attractive range of contemporary colours in its CombiColours palette. It facilitates a perfect match between sinks, mixer taps and kitchens in every stylistic facet. And now a new colour is celebrating its premiere: pearl grey is the latest addition to the CombiColours palette for Silgranit sinks. The understated shade of mid-grey radiates a modern, natural cosiness. Subtle shades of beige enhance its soft elegance. Pearl grey is both sophisticated and natural in combination with the pleasant stone character of Silgranit.
Straight lines and a puristic ambience: a trend that is also reflected in kitchen sink design. One of the most important requirements in sink design today is having a single, very large bowl, and users are happy to go without half- and additional bowls to get one. Currently the leading manufacturer in this field, Blanco has the most comprehensive range of XL sinks. The company offers 35 inset sinks in the three materials stainless steel, Silgranit and ceramic, with the options ranging from basic to high-end versions. There is a broad range of contemporary designs with plenty of choice for any planning requirement. Twenty-eight models alone have been designed for the most popular 60-cm wide sink cabinet, and fully utilise the available space.
A new building, house move or renovation are perfect opportunities to create a contemporary interior. A modern kitchen, for instance, will not only bring more comfort and functionality into the household, but will also lift the spirits - with fresh designs and innovative materials. Colours play an extremely important part in the overall effect.
Stainless steel sinks radiate a timeless, classic aesthetic and brilliance. With their gently shining surfaces, they integrate happily in any kitchen environment. The material is also completely heatproof, safe for use with food, hygienic and easy to look after.
SteelArt is presenting a sensational material innovation in Blanco Durinox. The Durinox surface is more than twice as hard as traditional stainless steel worktops, which makes it extremely resistant to scratches. The timeless aesthetic that is inherent to exclusive stainless steel is given a new interpretation.
Ambitious amateur chefs now have yet another option for giving their kitchens a professional touch: the new Blancoculina-S Duo by Blanco SteelArt. The mixer tap, which was created in the SteelArt system design, not only looks professional, but with its clever, well thought out functional details and skilled craftsmanship, Culina-S Duo will also appeal to any kitchen aesthete.
With its modern, linear design, Blanco Zenar XL 6 S is one of the particular success stories in Blanco’s sink range. The flat all-round rim design also contributes towards the timeless aesthetics of its overall appearance. Furthermore, Zenar XL 6 S appeals functionally for its particularly spacious bowl and the generous drainer. There is plenty of space e.g. for control elements on the continuous wide tap ledge. And now the elegant sink is also available in high-quality ceramic with the easy-care PuraPlus finish.
Blanco Attika is an exclusive bowl series by the sink specialist’s SteelArt high-tech sink division – and it sets standards both in design and craftsmanship. The two top-mounted bowls delight with the elegant and exclusive frame, the filigree yet solid appearance, and their soft contours. Blanco Attika 60/A has already received a number of international design awards for its excellent design.
The current trend is for natural, rounded shapes. The modern kitchen has rounded edges and subtly curved lines. Blanco Yova is the perfect addition to it. The new Silgranit sink integrates perfectly in an ambience that favours flowing structures with a touch of minimalism. Nature provided the inspiration for the design of Blanco Yova XL 6 S, which is notable for its gently curved, overlapping contours and generous corner radii.
Blanco Adon XL 6S is an unusual eye-catcher. The new Silgranit sink is the striking expression of the minimalist, cubic shape. The most eye-catching feature is the raised all-round rim which, in combination with the sink’s clear geometry, makes a clear reference to the architecture.
Kitchens are the perfect place for individual furnishing concepts. The SteelArt high-tech division of kitchen technology specialist Blanco has created an eye-catcher in its sink innovation Blancoattika 60/A that embarks on new dimensions in design and craftsmanship.
Elegant, straight-lined design is characteristic of Blancosubline, the coloured undermount bowl range from the sink specialist based in Oberderdingen.
If space in the kitchen is limited, then multifunctional solutions are called for. Compact sinks with practical accessories, for instance, are one perfect solution for increasing the working surface right beside the preparation centre.
Some 250 kilograms of domestic waste is generated in Germany per person per year. Even such persons as take care to produce as little waste as possible still need a system to separate recyclable materials from the residual waste.
Nothing works in the kitchen without water. The requirements mixer taps are expected to meet in the most-used workplace are moreover very high.
Even though most kitchens have a dishwasher, more than 60% of all kitchen activities are focused around the sink. It is where meals are prepared, vegetables and salads are washed, ingredients are chopped, fish is gutted, bulky items are washed by hand, and pots and glasses are filled with water.
Blancoculina-S proves that mixer taps can be truly attractive in the kitchen. Only recently launched on the market, this model from Blanco’s exclusive SteelArt programme has now received the iF product design award for 2012. With its elegant design language and functionality, it meets the highest standards for quality, user comfort and design.
From sautéed potatoes to a four-course meal – we have high expectations of our kitchen interiors today. And to make sure that the preparations are as much fun as the end product, there are lots of design options for the central workplace that is the sink.
When it comes to mixer taps, it is always best to make quality the main priority. After all, the most important source of drinking water in the home should be functional and hygienic, and meet the highest requirements of everyday kitchen life. However, the looks are no less important – especially in an open-plan kitchen.
Packaging, paper, rubbish – waste separation starts in the kitchen. Built-in solutions under the sink are extremely popular. Blancoselect Botton Pro, the new waste separation system, scores for optimum space utilisation and its particularly good looks.
Those who have high aesthetic expectations of architecture and design will also want to include them in their kitchen – the place in the home that is increasingly becoming a communications hub for family and friends, and is occasionally also declared a culinary party zone.
A light, elegant appeal and clean solidity are attributes that one might think were mutually exclusive. However, the kitchen technology specialist Blanco SteelArt has now managed to combine the two features in perfect harmony with technical and optical skill in its new and unique SolidEdge. The solid edge is available in the freely plannable SteelArt segment Creation, and is completely in line with the trend for particularly filigree stainless steel worktops.
Trimming vegetables, slicing fruit, draining pasta, washing precious glassware, filling vases – the sink is the hub and heart of the kitchen. And yet often people give little thought to this central work place when they are buying a new kitchen. Anyone who wants to save themselves irritation later would do well to look for a solid construction when buying a sink. And those who also like contemporary design will find the solution in a high quality stainless steel sink. The Blancoclassic Pro-IF is a new version of a genuine classic, and combines a proven basic concept with interesting innovations.
Blanco SteelArt stands for individual and exclusive stainless steel solutions for everything to do with washing up, food preparation and cooking. The high-tech manufactory of Blanco Kitchen Technology is notable for its extensive product range and exceptional design. It ranges from handmade sinks and sink units and pre-defined worktops to individual specially made-to-measure items. High quality mixer taps and accessories complete the programme, which offers maximum design freedom.
The trend towards flowing transitions between the kitchen and the living area continues unabated, and so it is even more important that the kitchen design should blend harmoniously with the living environment. This applies in particular to the sink, where the majority of all kitchen activities are carried out. BLANCO, the German kitchen technology specialist, has for years been offering irresistible solutions to this requirement with its coloured programme of sinks in high quality Silgranit PuraDur II and ceramic.
Just as a suit always consists of a jacket and trousers, BLANCO’s wide and varied offer of top quality sinks also always includes the mixer taps that match them in form, colour and function. A total of five new designs with completely different characteristics have now been added to the Oberderdingen-based kitchen manufacturer’s range of mixer taps. There’s one thing they all share: BLANCO's typical uncompromising claim to quality, which goes far beyond today’s usual levels.
Blanco SteelArt offers maximum individuality and exclusivity in the home living world of the kitchen. The latest innovation is Blancoflow XL 6S-IF from the company’s exclusive, multiple awarding-winning sink line. The central functional element is a generously dimensioned handmade Claron bowl with a striking corner radius of just 10 mm. Key features of the exceptional Flow design are functional areas that flow smoothly into each other, and the tight radii. Flow XL 6 S-IF has been designed for the 60-cm base unit.
A home full of pretty colours that match and harmonise has a considerable influence on the room atmosphere and our well-being. And there are lots of ways you can add a little colour to your life – starting with the kitchen sink. After all, this is where some 60% of all kitchen activities are carried out. So a balanced colour concept is recommended – not least because a kitchen is usually a long-term investment and should keep its good looks for many years to come.
People who like cooking not only appreciate quality in their ingredients, but also in the materials and overall appearance of their kitchen – especially when it comes to the most frequently used spot in it: the sink. The two new premium taps Blancoquatura and Blancoquatura-S offer striking looks for a linear kitchen design. The most characteristic feature is the square basic shape. In combination with the gently rounded shapes and the slender overall silhouette, the result is an eye-catching and yet extremely balanced appearance.
Success is pleasing – and encouraging: this is not the first time a sink made by the kitchen technology specialist Blanco has received two internationally important design awards, the iF product design award 2010 and the red dot design award 2010. This recognition has now also been shown to the Blancoalaros sink design. And it’s actually no surprise, because it links form and functionality with particular skill and appeal.
Modern architecture and interior design provide us with plenty of situations where “less” is often “more”. Our understanding of design in the 21st century is notable for its linearity and aesthetic purism. The trend towards a factual, neat design language that focuses on the essential is also evident in kitchen planning.
Success is pleasing – and encouraging: this is not the first time a sink made by the kitchen technology specialist Blanco has received two internationally important design awards, the iF product design award 2010 and the red dot design award 2010. This recognition has now also been shown to the Blancoalaros sink design. And it’s actually no surprise, because it links form and functionality with particular skill and appeal. The formal spaciousness and asymmetrical construction with the wing-like geometry of the two drainboards create the very balanced appearance of Alaros.
We may enjoy cooking, but that doesn’t mean we also enjoy spending hours cleaning up afterwards. Today’s modern brand sinks made of stainless steel, Silgranit or ceramic not only have extremely practical functions in contemporary designs, but are also very easy to clean. And when it comes to the worst, there is a variety of special cleaning and care products, specially tailored to the various sink materials to restore sinks to their former glory.
Water is our most important food. It not only quickly quenches our thirst, its main use is for the preparation of food. Kitchen taps are therefore subjected to heavy demands and are used around 70 to 80 times per day on average – for cooking or simply for a nice cup of coffee in between.