In one of the most noticeable design trends of recent times, streamlined cabinetry is no longer confined to the kitchen. Today, contemporary homes and apartments feature spacious, open-plan living areas where a uniformity of design and materials creates seamless, sophisticated interiors.
It's a look pioneered by Poliform, the renowned Italian manufacturer of high-end closet systems. With the acquistion of the Varenna kitchen company in the 1990s, Poliform has extended its design influence, manufacturing kitchens that complement the company's wall units, closets, bedroom and dining furnishings.
Leading architects, including Christian Liagre, Paolo Piva and Carlo Colombo, have designed new kitchen models that reflect both a technical approach and an emphasis on craftsmanship.
Daniel Yarom, president of Poliform USA says homeowners, interior designers and architects can envision their homes with a distinctly uniform color palette: the same raw materials run through both Poliform and Varenna. For example, an open kitchen plan can be produced in wenge or oak cabinetry, to match a wooden wall-unit in the living room. Wardrobes in the bedroom can also match one of more than ten Poliform bed styles.