One of our specialisms here at DesignTime is the art of kitchen and bathroom design based on German design principles. This particular style is increasing in popularity in the UK, but what exactly is it that defines a German kitchen or bathroom, and why are they so desirable?
Around the world, Germany is known as the home of some of the world’s best manufacturing brands. This is especially true in luxury, high-end markets, because German design is prized for its quality. Mercedes-Benz and BMW are two of the most commonly cited examples.
Quality isn’t the only thing German manufacturers are known for, however. Another major factors is a high level of efficiency, and when combined, these two key principles are extremely important for a field such as interior design. It’s understandable, then, that these priorities have helped German kitchen designers gain a reputation around the world.
You might be forgiven for thinking that this trend is relatively new, but actually it’s partly credited to the country’s long history in home design. By the early 1900s, several famous brands began operating in Germany selling complete designer kitchens, and many still continue to trade today. For example, handle-less kitchen cabinets (which we think of as a relatively new concept) were first introduced by German brand SieMatic nearly 60 years ago.
As a result of the years of experience many leading brands have behind them, plus the country’s famous reputation for engineering excellence, many kitchen design companies around the UK are taking inspiration from German innovations. At DesignTime, we work with some of the best German suppliers to ensure authentic results. We have partnered with Nobilia to offer a great range of fitted kitchens and units, while we supply bathroom fittings from Villeroy & Boch.
For more information about any of the brands we work with or what we can do to help you design your home, please contact us online or by phone today.