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tranquillity now? Absolutely, thanks to
these new products on the scene.
* German for 'silent', Schweigen Ducted
Exhaust Systems has released a range of
silent rangehoods. How was it achieved? e
secret was to take the fan and motor out of
the canopy and move them onto the roof or
an external wall thanks to a unique housing
with an anti-water intrusion system. From
$1399, 1300 881 693, www.schweigen.com.au.
* e i Motion is a damper system attached to
your drawer system to create a soft-close affect.
e silent product can be fitted to any new or
existing metal or melamine sided drawers.
Austaron, $6.30- $11 each, (02) 9822 7055,
woodgrain Leicht Kitchens designer Marc
Hochstadt says combining woodgrain with
base colours is a popular trend emerging
this year. "Leicht gets inspiration from
nature and our surroundings. You can
create a complete look by using natural
colours and textures, and never worry
about the design concept dating."
(02) 9967 2814, www.leichtkitchens.com.au.
table concept A table that can charge your
mobile phone just by being placed on it? You
betcha! Electrolux's global design team has
dreamed up a tabletop, dubbed 'Rendez-
vous', with a "unique surface of energy that
brings appliances to life without the use of a
cord". is means the table can charge or
activate any mobile phone or any appliance
placed on the surface. It is also an inductive
cooking system and modular drawers beneath
the table house a stove, refrigerator and more.
Google Electrolux Rendez-vous for more.
winter tones Light greys, whites and
natural soft colours are big colourways,
says Poliform kitchen specialist David
Cross. ey are being used to complement
some of the new wood veneers in soft,
brushed oak tones. Poliform (02) 9690
nice curves Long the home to hard-edged
lines, curves are making a move back into
the contemporary kitchen. e design
direction is led by Pedini. "Pedini has
always been known for curved kitchens,
however they have pushed it even further,
updating Artica, one of their older ranges,
and have brought out a new range called
Dune, which has a double curve in a single
panel," says Benedict McKenna, design
director at Pedini Kitchens. e 60-year-old,
family-owned Italian company is the first
kitchen company in the world to achieve
this design. " e internals also follow the
curve, so you get something extremely
eye-catching and unique as you walk in
the door, but still ergonomically practical,"
Benedict adds. From $45,000, (08) 9385 5008,
We get savvy on the latest innovations for the kitchen. TEXT Nadia Miraudo
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