If you could have your #DREAM KITCHEN...what would it look like? what kind of counters would you have? one dishwasher or two? drawer style or traditional kind? refrigerator drawers? Or butcher's block island? Uff there is so much to plan before designing a kitchen...
I was invited for the launch of the new modular kitchen brand, "Würfel Küche” that took place on 1st of November funfilled informative evening, showcasing some interesting aspects that go into making of a 'European Kitchen'...We also got to connect with Chef Aditya Bal, and some top architects and people from the hospitality industry.
Gone are the days when the kitchen was seen as a neglected part of ones home. Today they spell modern designs, top of the line finishes, hi tech appliances and are a miniature world in themselves which demands finesse, elegance and functionality. It is one of the fastest growing industry in the country with a growth rate of more than 40% per annum YOY.
More interestingly Indian market has two kinds of Kitchen providers – Imported Brands and Local Manufacturing Brands, both catering to completely different segment of audience. The Imported brands are highly quality conscious but comes with a extremely high tag whereas the local manufacturer are focused only on the price factor. With the growing awareness and accessibility to information, every Indian is getting more educated about the product specifications and hence demanding for good quality products.
Thus with a need to revolutionize this segment and to ensure the delivery of European Kitchens at Indian price, #Würfel was launched in Bangalore in October 2015 with a strong franchise network across the city.
Khanindra Barman (Kay) CEO and Co-Founder Würfel, a seasoned professional in the hospitality and lifestyle industry, is now all set to create a niche space for Würfel Küche in the Modular Kitchen Industry.
Kay has been an integral part of the Würfel Küche Research and Developement team for the past three years. This team is the heart of Würfel Küche which completed an intense study on the Global top end kitchen market with an intention to combine the best of Europe with Indian market and working conditions. He feels that the R&D team and the information base on the top European kitchen brand is the key to the highly exclusive business model of Würfel Küche.
Kay wants to deliver top end products at a very competitive Indian price range. He says Our aim is to provide every Indian home with an imported Kitchen”.
The biggest makeover in the recent times are the kitchens and wardrobes. While wardrobes are the spaces to have a clean and organized designated space for clothes and shoes, kitchens are the spaces where the ladies of the house (and incase some men too) spend a considerable amount of time whipping out the best of the meals for their family members. Kitchens today are not synonymous with cooking alone, they have evolved into spaces which foster interaction between the family or between the family and their guests. In large spaced residences today one finds the kitchen divided into two sections - one for the cooking, and the other section for people to hang about.
An outcome of the proliferation of the nuclear family, this transformation that kitchens are noticing today are enabling them to become a multipurpose space that needs to be integrated into the entire house. Time savings, convenience, and energy efficiency have become the main protagonists in the new evolution of kitchens.
Modular Kitchens opens up the space, creating more free and more aligned to the innate activities of the house - that are today's kitchens besides becoming a place for culinary explorations! To ease this entire process, Modular kitchens have stepped in - A modular kitchen gets its name from the module - the small sections which are assembled together to form the kitchen.
Besides having the latest gadgets - accessories and appliances (which have become quieter themselves) Modular kitchens are about varied textures and high gloss finishes, which enables freedom of space - aesthetic as well as of functional vitality; newer materials like stone, glass or aluminum; more emphasis on the work triangle (the easy movement between the sink, refrigerator and hob) and intelligent use of light (artificial/natural).
Besides their aesthetic and functional capabilities and their customization, Modular kitchens are easy to repair and can be shifted easily as they are made up of modules. Installation also becomes convenient because of the pre-fabrication. Diverse colour schemes, well defined areas, a decluttered space are the other advantages.
Adhering to strong European traditions, Würfel 100% top of the line German machinery, raw materials and fittings from across Europe, to deliver world-class kitchens that speak of innovation, style and functionality. The products perfected to International standards, reflect unmatched quality, excellent craftsmanship and have set a benchmark in the world of modular kitchens.
What is the price range for wurfel kitchens? It starts at 1.5 lakh upward to 30 lakh and Rs 50,000 onward for wardrobes.
After interacting with the wurfel team and seeing the factory outlet, I finally got to meet chef Aditya who cooked up a storm. Over all the wurfel team wants to provide dream kitchens under a budget. I was totally amazed at the quality and workmanship. After visiting wurfel I'm looking forward for that day when I will custom build my #inspiredkitchen..
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