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Combining innovative aesthetics, sophisticated functionality and the highest precision finish: the glass kitchen from Alno was presented for the first time last autumn, going by the name Trendstudie 2011. It has now been given a very special seal of approval: in March 2010, it won both the coveted red dot design award in Essen and the iF product design award 2010 from the Hanover-based International Forum Design GmbH. Both prizes were awarded in recognition of the kitchen's innovation, functionality and quality finish.

When it comes to today’s dream kitchens, glass is playing an increasingly important role, a trend which is in part down to the kitchen specialist Alno. At this year’s Eurocucina the company will present its latest prize-winning kitchen model to reach series production: the glass kitchen (formerly known as “Trendstudie 2011”) is being launched onto the market in four different colours, under the name Alnostar Satina.

At the end of 2009, after a development period spent collaborating with Bosch Hausgeräte (Household Appliances) and the specialist glass manufacturer Schott, Alno was able to present a kitchen that reaches a whole new level in terms of elegance and uniformity: the cabinet front panels are all made from Schott’s special velvety smooth SatinPlus safety glass. The surface is etched to achieve a satin, transparent finish with the same depth effect that is typical of glass. The new front panels not only have an exclusive glow about them, but they are also extremely resistant to impact and easy to clean.

With its mixture of transparency and coherence, Alnostar Satina is a sophisticated design statement for open-plan living and dining areas. In order to create a smooth, flowing transition between the two, Bosch came up with an innovative solution for oven doors and displays: their glass insets have only been partially sandblasted, which provides a clear view of displays and the food inside the oven, without spoiling the overall aesthetics. Glass is an innovative, up-to-the-minute material which clearly has its finger right on the pulse. This is reflected not only by the success of the Bosch household appliances with coloured glass front panels or metal-behind-glass front panels that have been on the market since 2008 (and were also developed in collaboration with Schott), but also by the awards which the Alno glass kitchen has won this year.

In May 2010, the Alnostar Satina went into series production, available with front panels in four colours: alongside the terracotta already seen on the prototype, Alno is offering versions in white, magnolia and platinum blue.

You will find more information about the Alnostar Satina here.

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