Victorian members enjoyed a fantastic night at Schweigen this week, where Schweigen ambassador and award-winning kitchen designer, Mal Corboy shared his top kitchen design predictions. Here are the super six you’ll need to look out for:

  1. Get Smart

Smart phones will equal smart kitchens when more appliances are able to be remotely controlled by the home owners smart device.

  1. Commercial Gain

Commercial cooking methods are gaining popularity in non-commercial kitchens, and appliance manufacturers are incorporating these ‘tools of trade’ in their domestic ranges. The Sous Vide (pronounced ‘sue veed’) machine is one example of a long-used Chef tool that is popping up in Australian home kitchens.

  1. Industrial Revolution

Look out for subtle changes in the popular industrial style kitchen, as designers and clients look for a little more refinement.

  1. Lightly Grained

Light woodgrains will maintain their popularity this year, while the all-white kitchen takes a back seat (for the time being – Mal added that this classic look is loved by many and will never really go away!).

  1. Coloured Appliances

Mal noted that coloured appliances are becoming increasingly popular in overseas markets, particularly the US. He doubted they’d take off for Australian and New Zealand clients any time soon, but encouraged designers to keep on eye on the trend.

  1. Customise and Personalise

Designers will know that there are many more conversations today about how clients are looking for designs and appliances that meet their specific home life and cultural needs. With homeowners having a wide range of varying wants and needs, the future of design will be all about personalisation.

Mal Corboy is the brand ambassador for Schweigen. Schweigen designs Australia’s most efficient silent rangehoods and has built a reputation in the market by providing innovative, stylish and premium appliances suitable for every Australian household.

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