Announced before the in-house exhibition in September 2018, and now it's here: Nolte Küchen launched the NEW CLASSIC at the LivingKitchen in Cologne. The modern and the traditional are combined in an independent environment of minimal clarity that is based on Art Deco. New Classic is a multifaceted design in the spectrum between subtle elegance and cultivated contrasts. The concept, which offers Nolte Küchen's customary abundance of individual design freedom, includes a new front programme and countless harmonious matching details.
In the New Classic kitchens, Nolte provides a style world that was inspired by the designs of the Roaring Twenties. Clear geometric lines are typical of Art Deco. High-quality materials, carefully chosen colours and decorative elements enter into a harmonious association that is never overloaded, but instead radiates a rather reserved elegance.
For Eckhard Wefing, CEO of Nolte Küchen, New Classic cleverly spans the gap to the future, where individuality and homeless are so important: "With New Classic, the focus is on the elegant interplay between form, colour and finishes. This results in an exceptional, independent design that sets itself apart from the rest and stays in the memory. The new style world offers functionality and living comfort for living in the kitchen, combined with a touch of nostalgia."
The TORINO LACK front programme is at the heart of New Classic. Its soft mat lacquered surface and the striking graphic design with the offset frame lead it into the mat lacquer concept, which now comprises five front options and one other style direction. Customers have the choice of 18 colours in the mat lacquer concept for an individually designed kitchen. TORINO LACK with its understated elegance combines well with CARISMA LACK. As part of the mat lacquer concept, this front has a simple surround that looks like a thin frame. A style mix of the fronts allows individual areas of the kitchen to be optically defined and set apart from each other without diverting from the clear line.
The use of shiny metals is a typical feature of Art Deco. Nolte Küchen takes up this theme with surfaces in manganese bronze, and integrated display cabinet doors, handles and a tap as matching decorative elements. The handless display cabinet doors, available for base, wall and tall units, impress with their unusual double-structured frame design. Bronze tinted glass that harmonises perfectly with the frame reinforces the elegant impression. The handles are also in a clear design language, sometimes oval with a matching understated play of lines, sometimes absolutely straight.
New Classic includes other details that emphasise the independent character of the kitchens without coming across as rustic. Graphic cornices, restrained light pelmets and pilasters with an understated fillet for an elegant side finish enhance the puristic design. Plinth elements that give the units the impression of free-standing items of furniture also contribute to the unmistakable look. Base units with canister-effect pull-outs and circular handle shells, and shelf units with canister elements that can be used in base or wall units, fit perfectly in the overall look.
New Classic lives by harmonious contrasts. As well as the style mix for the fronts and the warm shade of the manganese bronze, wood plays an important role. Here Nolte Küchen brings the two colours oak pinot and oak barolo into the mix, which are used not only with the canisters mentioned earlier, but also with the cross inserts for the wall units and the wall shelves.
The solid wood drawers are also extremely striking. Handleless and reduced to the essential, they set accents between the lacquered fronts and underscore the horizontal lines. Making the drawers with cutlery inserts in black ash the homely eye-catchers on islands.
In conclusion, some more words from Eckhard Wefing: "With New Classic, we offer our partners and all end users who like something special a well-planned full package for a unique and attractive environment. Carefully matched details result in a harmonious overall design. Yet the concept includes many individual variation possibilities for living in the kitchen."
Understated elegance: front TORINO LACK, seen here in lava soft may, opens up a whole new, fascinating style world with New Classic within Nolte Küchen's mat lacquer concept. The minimalist clarity of the design is based on Art Deco.
Display cabinet doors with frames in manganese bronze, bronze tinted glass and understated lighting: with matching details such as these, New Classic creates a harmonious overall look.
Cultivated contrasts: here, TORINO LACK in white soft mat is combined with shelf inserts and canister elements in wood shade oak barolo.
Canister-effect pull-outs with circular handle shells are among the typical style elements that make New Classic so special.