Cabinets, countertops, appliances, sinks, faucets—these are elements you expect to see at a trade show called LivingKitchen. And you wouldn’t have been disappointed if you walked through the biennial January expo in Cologne, Germany. There were four exhibit halls filled with those staples for residential kitchens. What might have surprised you, however, was the abundance of plants on display, and not as potted ornaments in lifestyle vignettes.
Numerous manufacturers, including the popular SieMatic, Leicht, Nobilia and Poggenpohl brands from Germany, are now incorporating live plant features into their cabinetry offerings. They’re showing up as sections on the back or tops of islands or peninsula cabinets…[READ MORE]