Poggenpohl and the new neutrals….

One of Modenus’ BlogtourNYC sponsors was Poggenpohl.  After visiting their fabulous showroom,  and seeing the sleek beauty and efficiency of their cabinetry, I dug a little deeper to find out more about Poggenpohl.

Poggenpohl logo (with transparency)

Did you know that Poggenpohl is the oldest kitchen brand in the world? It was started in 1892 in the heart of Germany by Friedemir Poggenpohl, who’s motto “improve the kitchen” has continued to inspire this brand.

They created the first unit kitchen, the first island kitchen and the first white lacquer furniture.  That’s alot of firsts! They are now available in more than 70 countries and are still representing tradition and perfection in kitchen making around the world.

Poggenpohl kitchens are built to last a lifetime and they have become iconic in their quest for perfection.  Each kitchen starts with a blank piece of paper and is custom built in collaboration with their clients to make unique one of a kind kitchens, that are perfect for each home.

Once your kitchen is created you are given a personalized service card and all your kitchen information is stored so that the highest level of services can be achieved throughout your kitchen’s long, long, lifetime.

One of the trends that the kitchen and bath industry has been noticing, as well as those of us who work in design, is the emergence of what we are calling the new neutrals.  That would be gray, greige (a combination of gray and beige), white, and I think, also the natural colours of stone, concrete, wood as well as other natural textures (think sisal, wicker, coral, twigs, etc….)

Poggenpohl partnered up with Hearst Publishing and their Designer Visions Showhouse in Tribeca, NYC which featured their kitchens in every unit.  This image below is the modern loft kitchen, designed by Anthony Todd, and featured in Veranda, with cabinetry by Poggenpohl, Jenn-Air appliances, Silestone quartz counters and Ann Sacks tile.

Veranda 2

Benjamin Moore paint, Night Shades and Silver Fox (one of my favourites to use), was used for the walls and showcases more of the new neutrals trend, moody and warm grays.  Mirrored Ann Sacks tiles as the backsplash, help to bring some sparkle to the space.  I love how the fixtures are all neutral, but pops of  red and pink were added, and those stunning windows certainly don’t hurt either.

Veranda 1

If you want to see even more on this gorgeous apartment, click on this link to Veranda’s site to watch a video.

And you can also view the videos for designers Matthew Patrick Smyth for Elle Décor’s apartment makeover and here for House Beautiful’s apartment done by designer David Rockwell.  All of them feature Poggenpohl cabinetry, Jenn-Air appliances, Silestone quartz countertops and Ann Sacks tile. Enjoy!




  1. Wow – beautiful space! I love this trend for neutrals – such a variety of warm and cool neutrals!