What’s trending with our sponsors?

February 4th, 2020

No trends update would be complete without a word from our sponsors. Last year we released a Christmas Wish List that outlined some of the key products hitting the market in 2020. Here’s a few more beautiful innovations for you to swoon over…


Smeg has been the first to release a new frontier to the Kiwi kitchen with its introduction of the brand new domestic Dolce Stil Novo Built-in 45cm Blast Chiller. But don’t let the name fool you, this versatile appliance not only Blast Chills or freezes, it also has the ability to cook steak to perfection at low temperatures or reheat pre-prepared meals. You can bring out your inner chef by defrosting, 3-stage proving dough, and flawlessly tempering chocolate. With precise temperatures you can prepare incredibly fresh sorbets, ice cream and yoghurt. Notably, you can also impress your guests by quickly chilling bottles (1° per minute) in order to enjoy wine and other beverages at the optimal temperature.
Model code: SAB4604NX RRP $10,999. It is exclusively available from Kitchen Things, find out more by visiting: https://www.kitchenthings.co.nz/smeg-sab4604nx-45cm-oven-blast-chiller

Following Interzum 2019 in Cologne, Hafele has introduced these two new luxurious handle ranges.

ONE) H1910 is a slim, understated design, available in four matt colour-ways and finished with a beautiful linen texture. The combination of this rustic look with an innovative texture won the H1910 a prestigious Red Dot Design Award. It’s available in Matt Champagne | Matt Black | Polished Brass Plated | Antique Brass Plated.

TWO) The H1925 is not for the faint-hearted. It’s available in three bold finishes and the elegant ‘bullet’ shape is a nod to nouveau art deco design. This handle range has won the hearts of many designers on its bold, yet classic design. Available in Brushed Brass Plated | Matt Black | Antique Brass Plated.
Contact your local Hafele sales representative to see a sample. 0800 442 3353 | sales@hafele.co.nz

The fantastic team at Blum have shared with us some 2020 trends they think are ones to watch…

Dark cabinet interiors – Blum onyx black hinges and dark finish LEGRABOX drawers complement the specification of opulent dark board materials. Around the corner, dark grey meets AVENTOS HK top…

Benchtop materials for vertical surfaces – Blum EXPANDO T fixing system allows for hard materials such as ceramic or Corian, often reserved for benchtops to be used for cabinet doors and drawer fronts without substrate.