Common in Europe but still a nascent concept in the US, kitchen systems make for one-stop shopping: Typically, a company designs a set of wall-mounted or freestanding cabinetry and workstations down to the minute details, and clients finish the customization. Here are 6 of our favorites, from Germany.
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Family-owned since its founding in 1949, Bulthaup and its competitor Poggenpohl are arguably the premier names in German kitchen systems.
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Eggersmann is a relatively small manufacturer with a production output of roughly 6,000 kitchens each year. Founded in 1908, it’s the oldest family-owned kitchen maker in Germany.
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Holzrausch is an interior design firm with its own manufacturing arm and a growing portfolio of modular kitchens.
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Founded in 1892, Poggenpohl is the oldest kitchen company in the world and manufactures in Hereford, Germany.
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In 1922, SieMatic began making kitchen “dressers,” which were something like china hutches.
Warendorf was created as an offshoot of Miele in 1973, and until 2010 was still branded as Miele Kitchens.