Colour Me Play­ful

Fresh off their de­but at bi­en­nial kitchen show EuroCucina in Mi­lan, two new prod­uct lines from Swiss flag­ship Franke are now avail­able to dis­cern­ing Sin­ga­porean home­own­ers look­ing for colour­ful al­ter­na­tives.

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Lead­ing Swiss brand Franke, pre­sented in Sin­ga­pore by KHK Asia, con­tin­ues to re-in­vent and rev­o­lu­tionise the modern house­hold. Join­ing an ex­tant line of ex­cel­lent stain­less steel sinks, are two new prod­uct lines, the Maris Free fam­ily and Smart Deco range hoods—head down to Franke Kitchen World, newly launched last year, to get a first-hand look at th­ese new ad­di­tions.

MARIS FREE HOBS AND OVENS

De­signed by award-win­ning ar­chi­tect and de­signer Dror Ben­shetrit, Franke’s Maris prod­uct fam­ily in­cludes ovens, gas ranges and other ap­pli­ances pleas­ing to the eye and touch. Stand­ing out in stark con­trast to its el­e­gant glass sur­faces is the Maris Free fam­ily’s cor­ru­gated taps, ribbed stove tops and an­gu­lar ro­tary knobs—cer­tainly a de­par­ture from con­ven­tional kitchen ap­pli­ance de­signs. Seven colours are avail­able, namely black, white, oys­ter, sil­ver, grey, cop­per gold and cop­per grey. In the func­tion­al­ity de­part­ment, Maris Free ovens are op­er­ated by three ro­tary knobs that are sure to please home cooks with a pref­er­ence for tac­til­ity over touch­screen dis­plays. A hy­drolytic clean­ing op­tion is also avail­able: Steam and mild heat in­ter­act with each other within the oven to loosen spills, de­bris and soil­ing on the in­ner walls. Sim­ply wipe and clean with a wash­cloth, and you’re good to go once more. Mean­while, the gas ranges sport cast-iron pan sup­ports that goes a long way to­wards pre­ci­sion cook­ing. They al­low an al­most loss-free trans­fer of heat and an ex­tremely high level of sta­bil­ity, so you fo­cus on the task at hand.

SMART DECO RANGE HOODS

Round off your kitchen with Franke’s Smart Deco range hoods, de­signed specif­i­cally

for the modern house­hold. Equipped with an in­tu­itive oper­a­tion panel, the hood is easy to use, com­plete with three power lev­els. Ad­di­tion­ally, the hoods op­er­ate at a soft, un­in­tru­sive hum of 68 deci­bels. En­ergy con­ser­va­tion is at the core of its de­sign: The hoods reg­is­ter at an en­vi­able en­ergy ef­fi­ciency rat­ing of A, and is out­fit­ted with en­ergy-ef­fi­cient three-watt LED strips that will light up any se­ri­ous kitchen work or late night culi­nary ad­ven­tures.

Its smooth, semi-matt fin­ish makes it a cinch to main­tain— no el­bow grease re­quired. Plus, you can pop the fil­ters into the dish­washer for a fuss-free clean.

MIX AND MATCH

What’s more, the Smart Deco hoods are avail­able in seven beau­ti­ful colours that match with other colour­ful kitchen ac­ces­sories and com­po­nents from Franke’s wide range of prod­ucts—in­clud­ing the Maris Free fam­ily— so you can be sure your pic­ture-per­fect kitchen looks like no one else’s. Take your pick from soft shades of warm white, light grey and light blue, to stronger tones of green, rose, mus­tard yel­low and black.

Feel free to play around with the avail­able hues! The colour com­bi­na­tions are sim­ply end­less: For the sleek look, match a black Smart Deco hood with the Maris Free set of the same colour, or go for a rose hood paired up with a lu­nar grey hob for a more play­ful aes­thetic. The Franke world is your oys­ter— take the el­e­ments you love best and leave the rest be­hind.

Franke Sin­ga­pore Flag­ship show­room by KHK Asia 120 Lower Delta Road, #01-08/09 Cen­dex Cen­tre. Tel: 6377 3285 Franke.com/sg Khk­lux­ury.com.sg

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