Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Nolte's Guide to Kitchen Care and Maintenance

Just as we are known for our eye for details, our kitchens are crafted to perfection for nearly a century. Each Nolte product is built in Germany to our benchmark quality. Despite that, there's also the customer's bit that makes the kitchens last for many years, all you have to do is clean your kitchen regularly and properly in order to maintain the high value of your new kitchen for years to come.   

    

While shipping or packaging, plastic film is used as an additional safeguard and thus provides effective protection for our high-quality furniture surfaces. Any adhesive residues that may be left after removing the plastic can easily be wiped away with a little alcohol-based cleaner on a soft cloth. Never use strong chemical products.

The high quality surfaces of a Nolte kitchen are very easy to look after.
Whether your kitchen is synthetic or made from real wood, certain detergents should not be used under any circumstances. These include harsh liquid detergents and abrasives. Polish, wax and solvents are also not suitable, and will in fact do your kitchen more harm than good. Do not use a steam cleaner.




The following always applies:
Our kitchen units are essentially made of wood and wood-based materials which must be protected against water and steam, even after prolonged use and despite the comprehensive measures taken to seal them.

Room climate
The materials used in the kitchen have all been designed for use in a controlled room climate and should ideally be used at a relative humidity of 45%-70% (18-22 degrees). Slight distortion or warping is a sign that the ideal room climate conditions (e.g. not enough or too much heating) have not been observed, and does not constitute a material flaw. This warping, which is typical of wood materials, is determined by the temperature and humidity of the present environment.

Typical material odours:
When new, almost everything has its own distinctive odour. This also applies to furniture and lacquers in particular. Our ranges of high-quality real lacquer finishes are no exception either as this property demonstrates the authenticity of genuine lacquered fronts. The airing process can only begin when the protective films we apply are peeled off after the kitchen has been fitted. Depending on room climate or how often a cabinet is opened, the length of time taken for lacquer to lose its odour may differ.

Cleaning the cabinets

Use a slightly damp cloth and a liquid household detergent / glass cleaner to clean the cabinets, shelves and drawers /pull-outs. Always dry with a soft cloth after cleaning.
If the cloth is too wet, water could penetrate cracks and gaps and cause the material to swell up. Make sure the sealing lip is cleaned from time to time. This will help to prevent dust from collecting inside the cabinet. It is completely normal for marks to appear around the seal as it acts a barrier.

This is why we recommend that the units be regularly opened and that provision be made for intensive ventilation of the kitchen area in order to eliminate odours due to cooking vapours and cooking residues in the furniture.

Abrasive detergents, anything containing thinners and artificial resins are not suitable for cleaning your kitchen.

Cleaning handles properly

When cleaning your kitchen unit handles, refrain from using substances which contain solvents and substances that damage aluminium, in addition to vinegar-based cleaners and cleaning products containing steel, as they can cause permanent staining.
If you use cleaning products that do not  display this information, try them out first – at your own risk – in a small area that is not obvious in normal use.




Care instructions for wooden fronts, solid or veneered

Wood is a living material with natural variations in colour and texture. Light of any kind will cause the colour to change, which is completely normal and natural. It is not a cause for complaint. Solid wood fronts are easy to look after. The surfaces have been sealed with several layers of high quality varnish. We advise you to clean your kitchen units with a slightly damp cloth. Always wipe in the direction of the grain, as this helps to remove dirt from the pores. Dry with a soft cloth after cleaning to prevent moisture from accumulating in profiles, corners and on edges. Dirt marks must not be left to dry and must be removed immediately. Avoid the use of  excessively wet cloths in this case.






Wood should never be exposed to very humid or very dry air as this could cause it to move – it will expand or shrink, despite the careful application of a very high quality varnish. Do make sure you use the extractor whenever you are cooking, or else ensure that the room is adequately ventilated.
Synthetic fronts

Unit fronts with synthetic coatings are easy to clean with any commercially available household detergent, ideally with a soft cloth, hand-hot water and a little washing-up liquid. Never use a polishing cleaner or hard sponge. Stubborn marks, such as fat splashes, paint or glue residue, may be removed with any commercially available plastic cleaner. Test on a small area that is not on view before using any of these products for the first time. Do not use any cleaners containing solvents, or steam cleaners!

High-gloss fronts

Please note that high gloss and varnished fronts should not be cleaned in the dry state.

The use of abrasive cleaning materials such as microfibre cloths, scouring sponges, etc. can increase the appearance of scratches. No complaints will be entertained in this respect. Traces of fine scratches visible in sunlight and halogen light are normal. These are due to the high gloss effect and are not a surface defect.

It is best to use a dustless, damp chamois (wash-leather) for gentle cleaning and also for drying off afterwards.

Glass fronts

As with all other glass items, please avoid hard knocks and bumps against the fronts when handling crockery or heavy pots and pans, for splintered glass can cause injuries and must be replaced. Glass fronts are best cleaned with standard household cleaning agents or a glass cleaning agent (e.g. for cleaning mirrors). Spray the surface as usual and wipe with a soft cloth. Ensure that corrosive substances or liquids do not enter the handle hole under high pressure, as they may damage the handle fittings.



Do not use any polishing agents, hard sponges or solvent-based cleaning agents and steam cleaners.
Fitted appliances

Self-cleaning system, activClean, active carbon filters, pyrolysis, catalysis – these are just a few of the technical processes that are too complicated to explain here. Instead, we recommend that you read the information provided by the manufacturers of your electrical appliances carefully, and follow them.

Steam and heat

Nolte Kitchen offers a variety of protective devices to protect your furniture against steam, humidity and heat. These devices will already be in place when you receive your kitchen, or else will be installed by the fitter.



Make sure that steam and heat from electrical appliances such as microwave, coffee machine, kettle and so on do not come into contact with the furniture, as bursts of steam will cause it to swell up.

Worktops

Surfaces: All our worktops are products made by renowned manufacturers and finished with a highly resistant laminate surface. Despite this, the worktop must not be used as a cutting surface, for knives will cause permanent damage. Earthenware pots and heavy or sharp-edged objects can produce scratches if pushed over the surface; such scratches, however, are not attributable to a defect in the material. In spite of our exceedingly stringent quality standards, signs of use will become visible more quickly on very dark and light decors than on others, depending on the degree of use.

Cleaning: Worktop surfaces should always be cleaned with a damp, soft cloth without any abrasive particles. Detergent or occasionally laundry soap can be added to remove particularly stubborn dirt. Soaking may also be necessary sometimes. If your worktop has a tangible surface texture, it should always be cleaned parallel to the direction of this texture. Special methods are described in the chapter Care instructions for worktops on our website.



Heat: Do not place hot pots and pans from the hob directly on the worktop. Always use a suitable trivet, as the surface of the worktop will suffer irreparable damage if exposed to hot pots and pans, no matter how briefly.

Water: Due to the joins between worktops, pools of water should never be allowed to remain on the surface. Note that soapy water flows more easily than pure water. We therefore recommend that pools of water be removed immediately to avoid damage due to swelling, especially near joins.

Genuine wood front edge: If your worktop has a solid wood front edge, special care must be taken. Heavy loads and impacts must be avoided, such as knocking crockery or utensils against the soft wooden edging. Visible damage must be repaired by suitable means (e.g. re-varnishing, repair).

Built-in sinks and hobs

Built-in sinks, hobs and anything not specifically listed here made of stainless steel are best cleaned with a sponge or fleece cloth and either washing-up liquid or any well-known special cleaner (stainless steel cleaner, metal polish etc.).



Abrasive cleaners must not be used.
Remove surface rust (oxidised iron particles, e.g. iron filings after the initial installation of water pipes) immediately with a commercial stainless steel cleaner.

Use gentle washing-up or cleaning liquids on sinks made of other materials such as  porcelain, synthetic material and acrylic ceramic, and on stainless steel.
Abrasive detergents will damage your sink.

Follow these tips meticulously and your kitchen will be around for many more years.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends You will See in 2018 and Forward

Decades ago, the kitchen was hidden in the back of the house and was a place where meals were prepared and dirty dishes were washed. Fast forward to 2018, kitchens have become the heart and hearth of the home. Today, the kitchen is the focal point of the home, the place that brings everyone together at the start of the day or after a long day. When such is the role of the kitchen, it is quite important that we stay up with the trends and know what's hot in the world of kitchen design? Here are top 10 trends in kitchen design we expect to see in 2018 and forward. 




Smart Kitchens

This is one of the biggest trends going into 2018 and further. Technology has entered the kitchen making everything in the kitchen from fancy gadgets to appliances be controlled by an app, wifi, Bluetooth, smartphones or ipads. Today, smart kitchens are an evolving aspect of design. Soon the kitchens will have refrigerators that can alert you when your groceries items are running low or a coffee maker programmed to have your coffee ready when you wake up. There is also a gadget that monitors your eggs, telling you which ones are almost going bad. You can also control all the lights in the kitchen from your smartphone or tablet. Nolte was a part of the Smart Homes installation at IMM Cologne 2018. Nolte, with its concept 'Living in the kitchen' demonstrated the merging of design, comfort, and technology. Nolte Kitchens showcased an innovative ceramic worktop featuring an invisibly integrated induction hob. And if you don't really plan on re-doing your kitchen then use the latest gadgets like Amazon Echo & Alexa and Google Home  and other such gadgets to stay up with the trends. These gadgets have become 'essentials' in the kitchen, enabling homeowners to order products, play music, set reminders or find out recipes at the touch of a button or the sound of a voice. All this has certainly made cooking easier and quicker.

Countertop Materials

In terms of countertops, Quartz finish continues to be on the top along with granite and wood. Quartz is robust, easy to maintain, is anti-microbial, resistant to spills and scratches, making them a smart choice for families or busy cooks. When Quartz first came to the market there were limited choices but today you will see a wide range of colours as well as realistic stone patterns.

Open Layouts

Open-plan kitchens have revolutionised the way we cook and entertain. The open plan kitchen has made room for more interaction, more people, and more casual lifestyle. Nolte calls the open plan kitchen concept as The Social Kitchen, allowing for a more sociable experience for everyone. With this concept, the kitchen has become the other living room, the party place. A desire for informal dining and comfortable cooking drives this design trend, supporting a casual yet connected lifestyle. Open kitchens encourage interaction and entertainment with their breezy blend of living spaces. Open layouts are here to stay for a long time.

Induction Cooking

There's a fair amount of awareness when it comes to induction cooking and therefore the modern kitchens come with one setting a trend in aesthetics. More and more kitchens have introduced induction because induction burners utilize little heat, even cramped kitchens stay cool while cooking, surfaces remain safe to touch, and cooking is fast. Plus, these cook-tops eliminate the need for a large range hood, opening the door to creative design possibilities. At Cologne, Nolte displayed kitchens with ceramic worktop featuring an invisibly integrated induction hob making way for more flexible cooking and convenience. 






Tech That Does the Work for You

Today fancy gadgets, devices and appliances have made cooking a enjoyable experience. With innovation, cooking is fast, easy, and convenient. Some of the examples include Amazon's Echo voice control device or Sony Xperia projectors.

Integrated Appliances

Unlike the conventional kitchens which has all appliances sticking out, the kitchens of the future will have integrated appliances. This trend has opened new world for designs. The storage has shifted to underneath counters while appliances have become accessible by seamlessly blending in with the interiors. There is no wastage of space with kitchen gadgets, dishwasher, ovens, garbage, all being integrated with clever paneling and built-ins for convenience.

Cabinet Colours
White will remain a popular cabinet colour in 2018 and probably for years to come. Light greys, soft greys, and warm greys from medium to dark shades are even more widely seen in kitchens than in previous years. Blues are also gaining momentum, especially in a combination of two shades of the same colour – for example, light blue for wall cupboards and dark blue for base units. Also, this year is all about mixing and matching colours.Using multiple colours in kitchens has become a popular trend this year. White and grey seem to be the two big cabinet colours going into 2018 still. Their modern clean look will keep them as favorites for years. More and more homeowners are getting bolder and opting for a kitchen with dark cabinet colours in 2018.

Maximised Kitchen Storage

Going forward kitchen storage options will be mainly focusing on making daily lives more effortless and cooking fun. Multi-tiered drawers, drawer organisers, and deep drawers make accessibility easy and convenient. This solves kitchen storage issues within the cabinetry. 

Open Shelving
Give upper kitchen cabinets a new look by shelving them. Open shelving also adds room for lots of greenery like kitchen herbs. It also provides extra storage space for accessories. 






Lighting

LED lighting continues to be applied in innovative ways. Lighting under cabinetry and counters is an easy way to change the atmosphere of a room. Illuminate the work surface by placing LED lights under the worktop to transform a kitchen into an entertaining space. Use LEDs to illuminate a toe-kick, perk up an island, or brighten the work space beneath cabinetry. The new-age lights are more efficient and longer-lasting than halogen and fluorescent bulbs. Disguised or concealed lighting have become more common place in most designs.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Social Kitchen - the Bangalore episode

As the sun set and the clock struck 6:30 on Friday evening of 23rd February 2018, one could see the Nolte Studio in Koramangala Bangalore filled with the buzz. The IIID (Institute of Indian Interior Designers) Bangalore in association with Nolte organised 'The Social Kitchen', an event filled with spirited discussions, amazing insights, and fun around the kitchen.



Chef Manu Chandra (left), Architect Gayathri Shetty (centre), and Architect Sandeep Khosla (right)


Just as the crowd settled with a drink and sumptuous food, they braced themselves for an insightful presentation on 'Evolution of Kitchens'. Architect Gunjan Das gave a presentation on how kitchens have evolved from the traditional setting which allowed only the close family to enter and considered it as a sacred place opposed to the modern kitchens where the kitchen has become a social gathering for family and friends. The presentation also threw light on the kitchen designs wherein the traditional kitchens were a closed place as opposed to the modern kitchen like Nolte which has an island and an open kitchen design. The open kitchen allows one to share thoughts, ideas, and indulge in meaningful conversations.


A beautiful presentation by Architect Gunjan Das

After the sweet and short presentation, the crowd was led to the Neo kitchen where the sizzling conversations began. "On the Grill", was the second session where Celebrity Chef Manu Chandra and Architect Sandeep Khosla spoke about ideas around the kitchen. Architect Gayatri Shetty was the coordinator and was able to get some amazing kitchen stories from Manu's and Sandeep's lives.

Sizzling conversations

Manu's thoughts on the social kitchen:
Manu Chandra said that "Just as habits evolve, even food evolves and so does a kitchen. Nowadays people want warmer and more engaging spaces and the modern kitchen meets these demands. With technology, the kitchen has solved functionality to a great extent with the ease of cooking and storage. I have always been of the opinion that kitchen is the heart of the house and even from a design philosophy aspect it is becoming the heart of the house. And, people want to gather around the kitchen. I grew up around a kitchen and suddenly there was a time when the ethos disappeared and it has come back in a very strong way. And the design is actually leading it. It is amazing how design can dictate the way families interact and come together. That's really what we want, we want everyone to come back together and a well-designed kitchen facilitates that."


The chef shares his experiences

Sandeep's thoughts on the social kitchen:
"From the design perspective kitchen has come front from the back of the house. Today, we see that modern kitchens have nuclear families interacting, kids doing their homework in the kitchen, cooking happening on weekends, space has become collaborative. With music around the kitchen has become a therapeutic place to cook, plus offices have kitchens and it has developed into a place to socialise." Being an architect himself, Sandeep shared his ideas on what future kitchens would be like. He said, "In future, we may have refrigerators displaying recipes, or telling the weather forecast. We would also be talking to the fridge in the next decade just like how we talk to Alexa the intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon. Ordering grocery would be easy with smart technology which is going to stay."





The architect shares his point of view

The session was interactive with the audience being asked to give out some whacky ideas for a kitchen design. The audience actively participated sharing their thoughts.


The Stage for the event

The event ended with Stand-Up Comedian - Satish Perumal tickling the funny bones of the audience with his act on “Entertainment in the Kitchen”.

The funny man kept the audience alive

There was much laughter to spread all around. And of course, conversations, cuisine, and merriment.



Thursday, 15 February 2018

5 Modern Bedrooms That Are Stylish and Match Your Personality

Gone are the days when bedrooms were treated as just a place to rest or sleep. Today, bedrooms have evolved and become truly personal. They are a chic sanctuary for entertainment, for work, for dreams, for relaxation,  for de-stress and more. When you spend a lot of time in there, you surely want the place to be cosy, comforting, and impeccably stylish.

Nolte as an aficionado in bedroom furniture gives you an opportunity to fulfil your bedroom look fantasy. Nolte makes beds and side-tables that can be coordinated to match the wardrobe. You can choose suitable heights and dimensions, a headboard and a chest of drawers to go with the room from a wide range of exciting models. After all who wouldn't want a modern bedroom that matches your personality and taste? 

Concept Me
A design as unique as you. That very much defines what CONCEPT ME is all about. An all-new series of coordinated wardrobes, beds, and chests of drawers, engaging a new design concept of ‘boxed-out’ drawers and tall units. A perfect union of technique, quality, and durability. The wardrobe collection is presented in 7 body finishes and 17 front finishes, from exotic platinum oak to unusual fango glass. There are two height options and a range of widths that go up to 400 cm, with hinged or sliding doors, or even a logical mix of the two. Concept Me features sophisticated storage space functions and also Soft Close for the gentle closing of drawers and doors. With styles from pure to natural, a wide variety of sizes and infinite extendibility is possible. Simply combine the elements you like best. So don’t just get the most out of your life – get the most out of your bedroom, too. With concept me.



Belvento
Classic, timeless elegance, well-conceived functionality and pleasing comfort BELVENTO is the bedroom collection for demanding tastes. It is thoughtfully designed and  provides a sophisticated framework for practical details such as optional under bed storage drawers. Its silent system allows the doors to open easily and close. Belvento has body in three colours, front in four colours and allows you to tailor your bedroom with the wide configurations of your choice. 



Ipanema
You'll wonder when did bedrooms become so stylish. IPANEMA is not only beautiful, but also offers enough space for everything that needs a place. The collection offers six front colours in glass and wood finishes and four body colours. The upholstered headboard is available in three colours. It also gives one the freedom to choose a wide range of internal and external accessories.



Livia
Give yourself a personal retreat With LIVIA. Totally natural, with uncluttered designs, delicate features, and an atmosphere that leaves its mark on a room at first glance, transforming it into something really special. The front and body are available in three colours and interior finishes in two types. Livia has a separable double bed with adjustable foot, optional glass shelf with LED lighting, and an optional mirrored front.



Novara
NOVARA is everything about harmony, everything fits. Just the way you wish. Besides, Novara goes well with any decor set-up. Most importantly, it offers excellent functionality, lots of ideas, details, clear design vocabulary, and personality. The wardrobe is available in six colour combinations, beds in six, and chest in four. The glass and decor surfaces create attractive contrasts. The bed and bedside chests appear suspended in mid-air. The bed has an upholstered headboard with an option of headboard lighting. Novara also gives the option of glass shelf with LED lighting.


Check out the coordinated bedroom collection here: http://www.nolteindia.com/bedrooms 

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The Future of Smart Homes is here - An Installation At IMM Cologne

As the world becomes increasingly complex, there is a growing need among consumers for energy-saving devices, security, lifestyle, convenience, and entertainment. In this day and age, technology has shown its supremacy through smart phones, smart cars, smart TV, smart watch and now there's something called smart homes as well. This demands for designers who can simplify and streamline our lives. At the recently concluded IMM Cologne (Jan 15th - 21st, 2018), the most important international interiors show, “Let’s be smart” – the future of intelligent homes was a smart home installation displayed at the fair to showcase how a functioning smart home would really look like today.


The smart homes had forward-thinking exhibitors whose design work aesthetically dealing with future problems in unexpected ways. The installation showcased the current state of the art and future solutions in terms of products, projects, and real-time scenarios related to accessible living, the home office and lifestyle and entertainment.


The installation was in the form of a real house that is open for visitors to enter and explore. The concept was aimed to showcase smart home solutions for accessible living.

The fair comprehensively presented the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry.


The smart home generally refers to the intelligent networking of electrical appliances in the home, including building services heating, ventilation, air conditioning, cooling and sanitary installations as well as communications and security technology. The smart home can be controlled in the residence itself via built-in interfaces or on the go via a Smartphone or tablet for convenience. Self-learning devices  that adapt to their owners’ usage habits is what will be seen more in the coming future.


Many partners and companies collaborated on the installation, which ties in perfectly with the architecture-related ranges such as lighting and bathrooms. Partners who participated include Rehau, Rohr, smart3, smartblock, betula manus, VDM, THS, Connected-living, controLED, Clage, Grohe, Biffar, Miele, Artomé and Nolte.


Nolte was happy to be a part of the event and having presented modular kitchens that demonstrate how tomorrow’s future can be practically experienced today. Nolte kitchens presented innovative conceptual approaches in the area of Smart Living, bringing together technology and living space design. As a forward thinker in terms of kitchen living space, Nolte, with its concept 'Living in the kitchen' demonstrates the merging of design, comfort, and technology. The installed kitchens inspire and give a sense of having all the options open to the customers to design individual kitchens as a living space – and to achieve this independent of budget. Nolte Kitchens showcased an innovative ceramic worktop featuring an invisibly integrated induction hob. The unique worktop provides the ultimate in minimalist design. The robust construction allows the ‘hob’ area to be a multi-purpose zone, suitable for many different purposes other than cooking.


Nolte partnered with Sony mobile to present the Xperia Projector which received a lot of attention from the audience at the fair. The Xperia Projector is compatible with many different apps so the projector can create totally new interactive experiences, e.g. gaming, cooking, travel planning or enjoying music together. According to Nolte, the projector was presented in various everyday scenarios on its stand illustrating how this unique smart product can transform the kitchen habitat by providing a totally new way to communicate and interact. Overall, the kitchens were an innovative combination of technology and living space working together in harmony. Showcasing the versatility and flexibility of the range in the various styles was one of Nolte’s declared aims at the fair.


Nolte bedrooms were also a part of the smart homes installation. One can summarise the bedroom experience to 'A place for everything'. When it's a Nolte bedroom you're never short on choice. A bedroom that's personalised to your taste - comfortable and robust beds, wardrobe and cabinets available in a choice of colours, finishes, and fronts to match your decor. Embedded LED lights, motorised doors, more storage, more space and more style. The options are limitless.



Other eye-catching smart technology includes ‘Mygdal Plantlight’ by Nui Studio, smart controller Nuimo by Senic, ‘Masa Table’, ‘Mark II’, ‘Meta Side Table’ by New Tendency, ‘The Frame TV’ by Samsung, ‘Angle’ Coat Rack, ‘Clock Bin’, ‘Colour Wood Side Chair’, ‘Scout Chair’, ‘Colour Wood Table’, ‘Castor Dining Bench’, ‘Castor Stool’, ‘Castor Low Chair’, ‘Soft Triangle’ et al, by Karimoku New Standard.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

7 Easy Herbs to Grow in Your Kitchen

Wouldn't it be convenient to have your own indoor herb garden in the kitchen so you can pick up fresh herbs for your mouthwatering cuisines? Whether you're living in an apartment or condo, with a lack of outdoor space, here are 7 herbs you can grow indoors easily all year round.

1. Lemongrass
Keep the fresh lemongrass stalk in a jar of water. Leave it in the sunlight. Change the water every day till it grows about 2 inch tall and then transfer it to a pot.



2. Cherry Tomatoes
Take a pot and plant some cherry tomato seedlings. Add a supporting stick and cover with the soil. Water regularly.

A post shared by Nolte India (@nolteindia) on

3. Coriander
Sow coriander seeds in a pot. It best grows in direct sunlight though partial shade is preferable. Don’t over-water the plant. You’ll soon see little shoots of coriander that can be plucked and used.



4. Fennel
Plant the fennel bulb in a container with about a cup of water. Leave it on your windowsill where it gets direct sunlight. When the roots grow strong you will notice new green shoots, then you can transplant it into a big pot.



5. Onion Chives
Plant onion bulbs in a small pot which has a hole to drain out excess water. Cut about one-third growth off the plant to stimulate new growth. Provide sufficient sunlight. Water frequently.



A post shared by Nolte India (@nolteindia) on


6. Mint
If you have the leftover mint stalk with roots, plant them in a pot. Water frequently. Make sure it receives plenty of sunlight. Clip growing tips monthly to encourage new growth.



7. Parsely

Cut the stem of parsley near the base of the plant to promote re-growth. Place in a glass of water in bright sunlight. Transfer the cuttings to a big pot when roots appear.


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Meet the 2017 New Kitchen Collection

The kitchen is a place where we meet and connect with family, friends, and as a couple. It is a place where we cook, eat, enjoy, read, write, email, philosophise... in other words: it is where we live. This year the new collection largely revolves around the concept 'Living in the Kitchen'. The kitchens also made their first appearance at the world famous international fairs like Cologne, Maison&Objet, and the response got from the audience were “inviting” and “imaginative”. The highlights such as handle less fronts, silent drawers, and illuminated handle strips are some of the features a Nolte open plan kitchen displays and by all means turns out to be promising when it comes to versatility and flexibility.

1. Nappa/Soft Lack
Anyone who likes elegant and sophisticated, who loves exclusive materials and is looking for the special and extraordinary, will find the right choice in the combination of Nappa and Soft Lack. The Leather effect Brazilian brown on the kitchen front resembles to the colour of a chocolate brown lava cake. The Soft Lack Lava soft matt goes on the top cabinets and on the side cupboards.


2. Soft Lack
Classical black and white kitchen never goes out of style. This Soft Lack kitchen has a front in white soft matt and black soft matt.


3. Portland/Glas Tec Plus
Fashionable and elegant, the Portland kitchen island cabinet fronts and worktop are in Cement Anthracite. Along with wall cupboards in Glas Tec Plus high-gloss arctic white fonts. Cement is the new material with an authentic look and feel.


4.  Lux
White is never archaic. The Lux kitchen in white high-gloss gives it a heavenly look. You can march in and out effortlessly just like a galley kitchen does.


5. Stone/Feel
A really extraordinary and fascinating contrast is created when Feel arctic white is combined with Stone Beton concrete. The extremely authentic recreation of a concrete surface is by no means inferior to the original and is also available in copper oxide. We have significantly expanded the colour spectrum for the lacquered laminate fronts Feel and Lux. Strong colours such as Rosso or Ocean blue have also joined the collection.


6. Nova Lack/Legno
A broad spectrum of planning your kitchen is at your disposal with matching decors such as Nova Lack and Legno. For the neutral palette lovers, Nova Lack Quartz Grey high gloss with worktop in Glass quartz grey will be a quite favourite. The top cabinets are in Legno Oak Truffle front. However, less is more applies to our concealment door cabinets at first glance. Closed, like in the new colour Nova Lack quartz grey, they create a tidy living space with a sophisticated design. Opened, however, they offer a range of options and a functional workstation emerges.


7. Artwood
Your kitchen can look even more harmonious in combination with the Artwood walnut cuba and Feel papyrus grey. The worktop is in walnut cuba wood decor. Unique feature of the Artwood surface is that it creates a homely atmosphere in the kitchen.


8. Windsor lack
If you want to get a contrast look in the kitchen, Windsor is your steal.  A country house character with a touch of the modern. Black soft matt front with handles in stainless steel look.


9. Portland/Soft Lack
Chic and contemporary, the Portland and Soft Lack open plan kitchen has the island front in cement agate grey and the kitchen cabinets in soft paint black soft matt. Those who appreciate cutting-edge designs and flexibility, this is a apt kitchen for you.


Nolte Neo range of kitchens is premium and has characterful hybrid designs. It is a visionary concept that redesigns life in the kitchen. It is spontaneous, flexible, brightly-coloured, in a constant state of flux, progressive design, innovative use of space, and accommodates to individual requirements. The Neo-concepts are seen in the three kitchens: LOFT, CHALET, and SALON.

10. Neo Loft
After the 1940s, the vacant warehouses and industrial buildings in London and New York City were converted into apartments. This led to the birth of the concept loft. Neo Loft makes direct reference to the urbanity, free spur-of-the-moment design and open nature form of living.


11. Neo Chalet
“Chalet” is derived from the Latin word “cala” meaning “a safe (protected) place”. It originally meant “Alpine hut”. Neo Chalet re-interprets the style and original materials of this form of living – and translates both into the kitchen.


12. Neo Salon
Salon is not a purely spatial term. It is both a place – a large room or meeting place – and a cultural event. Neo Salon reflects both aspects and reproduces them in great detail. The kitchen as the centre of opportunity.


You may be amazed looking at our new kitchen collection, but the feeling will be richer when you personally come and drop into our stores to experience our new modular kitchen collection.