The Grass model Nova Pro Scala drawer, installed in the Leicht Kitchen.
GRASS: Trendsetters and traditionalists place their confidence in movement systems.
At the last Salone del Mobile/Eurocucina two megatrends dominated the many innovations of kitchen manufacturers in Milan; kitchens and living areas are increasingly merging with living areas, and they are also becoming more individual. It is not surprising that the ranks of manufacturers who use Grass movement systems in their furniture are constantly growing, as the elegant, linear and convenient products can be flexibly integrated into a wide range of design concepts.
Kitchens and living areas are becoming one. For some time now kitchens and living areas have been merging together. It was demonstrated in the colors, materials and the way that kitchen furniture is integrated into its environment. Dark, warm, earthy tones are combined with accessories in copper or gold. Shelf elements break up the rows of kitchen units. The cooking areas are either prominently displayed or discreetly concealed. The German manufacturer Leicht Küchen, for example, had a kitchen on show that was only recognizable as a kitchen when the doors were opened. Otherwise the Leicht exhibits stood out from those of other suppliers, whose stands mainly featured dark color schemes, and light and lively niches were the themes that hallmarked the design of the Leicht products. Inside the furniture, the Grass Nova Pro Scala Crystal comprehensive drawer system continued this approach. Stosa, Virtually perfectly demonstrates how individual kitchens can be, as the exhibits featured almost every kind of style, ranging from contemporary hipster kitchens with a rustic style to neoclassical models. Different surfaces and a combination of a wide range of materials are an excellent way for customers to create the kitchen of their dreams and express their personalities, and they are also an expression of the new touch-and-feel trend. The surfaces at the EuroCucina 2016 were not simply rough or smooth – they were finely structured, coarse or ribbed. This new sensuality was to be found, for example, in the material mix of the Italian kitchen furniture manufacturer Arrital - one of the four new Grass customers exhibiting at the EuroCucina. With its clear, defined designs, Arrital is ideally suited to the Grass product portfolio. Nova Pro Scala and Tipmatic Soft-close were included in the high-quality kitchens to the great satisfaction of the company: "For us, Grass is a unique selling point, especially as we can offer solutions that have been modified especially for us." The Tuscan wood specialist Toncelli provided another tactile sensation: In hall 11 a EUR 380,000 kitchen was on show which was made of fossilized wood that is 2,500 years old. Toncelli fully equips its kitchens – working "only with the best supplier". The luxury kitchen, which wonderfully combines craftsmanship with art, features Vionaro with an aluminum profile. For more information contact Mr Marco Müller: