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On January 27, we released an article about 5 kitchentrends that will never take root in Russia. The article generated a lot of comments. Some agreed, some did not. We decided to update the article and discuss in detail all the burning issues. Here you can see both the old article and the additions to it. Anything in italics is an addition. Anything in regular font is the old version of the article. People constantly want something, and manufacturers try to meet their needs (increase functionality, add technological innovations, in other words, satisfy even the most sophisticated consumer demand). This is how new trends emerge. However, it also happens that the trends themselves appear, but are not applied everywhere. Why? Now Istvan Tallodi, a top manager of a salon specializing in the sale of Austrian, Italian, French, etc., will tell you about it. Istvan Tallodi Istvan Tallodi has been designing since 1992. Istvan worked his way up from a designer to a top manager of a kitchen studio. He received numerous professional awards and was invited to Miami, where he created projects for German kitchens ZEYKO and some other elite brands. In 2007, Istvan was invited to the “Kitchen Interiors” company, where he works to this day. kitcheninteriors.ru Now we will name all five trends one by one and explain them a little, and Istvan Tallodi will explain why it will be difficult for these same trends to take root in Russia ... Trend # 1 - rejection of traditional work zones The concept of a traditional kitchen triangle appeared back in 1940 year, when the kitchens were small and the appliances were very large. Today, there is a huge amount of built-in appliances in the world, which are located in the kitchen space not only linearly, but also vertically. Therefore, the working kitchen areas change not only their geometry, but also their functional purpose. “All this is fiction, because the functional content is the main thing, and the division into zones can be anything you like” (Istvan Tallodi, “Kitchen Interiors”). Istvan Tallodi, Kitchen Interiors:- The approach to designing each kitchen should be purely individual. Today, the capabilities of manufacturers make it possible not to think in traditional "zones", "triangles", "diamonds" and so on. But, on the other hand, the shape and dimensions of the room are usually already determined, and taking into account the ergonomics, aesthetics and personal priorities of the client, we must find a reasonable compromise, since very rarely we are given the opportunity to build a house around kitchen furniture. Trend No. 2 - the division of refrigeration zones depending on the filling Separate storage of food is one of the prerogatives of catering, but now in European homes the tendency to install several refrigerators for different types of food is gaining popularity. Read below what the guru thinks about this ... "Several refrigerators for organizing food zoning ... hmm ... this trend will only take root in a good Jewish family," Istvan Tallodi joked. Istvan Tallodi, Kitchen Interiors: - Usually, consumers do not want several refrigerators in a row, but that the volume of each is larger - that is, their goal is not to divide products into refrigerators (no matter how correct from a professional point of view), but to provide greater flexibility - an example of this flexibility is shown by the company Fhiaba, which offers refrigerators with drawers, which at the push of a button can transform from a refrigerator to a zero zone or a freezer. Our opinion: - Of course, there are families in which each generation has its own refrigerator. And there are those who buy refrigerators as the family expands, so as not to buy food every day. But our editors liked another option: bought a side-by-side fridge from SubZero - and solved all the problems for many years. There you and the zoning of products. And separate air supply to the refrigerator and freezer. And air purification from ethylene, microbes and mold every 20 minutes. Or, as Istvan suggests, Fhiaba refrigerators, in which the lower chambers can work as both refrigerators and freezers. And then there's a zero temperature freshness zone and much more. Well, the size of refrigerators can also be huge. Trend number 3 - the transition to induction furnacesИндукционные печи — следующая ступень эволюции кухонных плит. Они и времени на разогрев конфорки не требуют, и программ приготовления пищи имеют несколько, и даже работать без посуды, поставленной на конфорку, не будут. Но что скажет по поводу этих чудесных плит Иштван? «Индукционные печи — тренд, объявленный производителями. Многие потребители их вообще опасаются. Потому что даже посуда при использовании этих плит нужна специальная (та, которая намагничивается, имеет антипригарное покрытие). Люди не представляют себе, чем чреват их выбор, ведь необходима также и дополнительная вентиляция, а электрическая нагрузка на провода и так очень большая» (Иштван Таллоди, «Кухонные интерьеры»). Редакция приносит свои извинения читателям и Иштвану Таллоди, первоначально в статье говорилось что посуда «НЕ намагничивается», это, конечно же, было опечаткой, которую все грамотные люди поняли адекватно. Иштван Таллоди, «Кухонные интерьеры»: — Многие опасаются индукции, считая, что для неё нужна специальная посуда. На самом деле любая современная посуда из нержавеющей стали подходит, и существуют ещё сковороды-переходники для посуды, непригодной для индукции (не намагничивающейся). Также при выборе индукционных плит стоит учесть необходимость дополнительных зазоров для вентиляции (для вентиляционных решеток в цоколе кухни, а в некоторых случаях — для вентиляционной щели прямо под столешницей), а ещё быть готовым дополнительному шуму. Также покупателей иногда смущают электромагнитные поля под варочной поверхностью. Но по моему опыту скажу, что клиенты, которые уже пользуются индукционной варочной панелью, в следующий раз выберут опять её, ибо всё это дело привычки. Наше мнение: — Так как аудитория нашего издания — около полумиллиона читателей, и добрая половина из них живёт за пределами Москвы и Московской области, мы искренне считаем, что пока в России большая часть домов газифицирована, тренд с индукционными плитами массово не приживётся. Майк Шилов, дизайнер интерьеров: — Индукция и раздельные холодильные зоны у меня в каждом проекте. И вы забыли сказать о раздельном сборе мусора — это целая проблема. В европейских кухнях предусмотрено до четырёх контейнеров для мусора, встраиваемых под столешницу. Российские же клиенты неизменно просят заменить их одним большим, и это иногда просто невозможно сделать — у некоторых фабрик нет альтернативной опции. Здесь я действительно чувствую разницу подходов и менталитетов. Инга Ажгирей, дизайнер интерьеров: — Индукционные плиты хороши, красивы, безопасны и умны. В семье с шаловливыми детишками она точно будет принята на ура. Мы такую панель на двух пользователей взяли на дачу — на случай, если кончится газовый баллон, встроили в переносную столешницу, чтобы можно было на веранду выносить. Летом, когда надо что-то оперативно разогреть в жару — идеальный вариант. Хотя мне газовая плита кажется очень уютной, домашней. Но тут вопрос габаритов кухни и пожеланий заказчиков. Ещё меня покорила английская чугунная плита-печь AGA, в которой получаются потрясающие супы и каши. Вообще эта печка для тех, кто любит очень много готовить. Иначе нет смысла её ставить — слишком дорогое удовольствие. Trend No. 4 - the transition in kitchen finishing fromstainless steel to graphite coatings A win-win coloristic option for the kitchen is a graphite-colored coating. They can be either stone blue or pastel gray. Today, the graphite palette is very popular in the decoration of European kitchens. “I would not say that graphite is now so popular in kitchen decoration, quartz is another matter. Quartz countertops, for example, are extremely durable and reliable ”(Istvan Tallodi). Istvan Tallodi, Kitchen Interiors: - We have kitchens in dark gray colors in our salon, which is really popular. And from materials, concrete, ceramics and imitation of stone are becoming popular. Trend No. 5 - ovens with swing doors(French-door wall ovens) The trend to use swing-door ovens came from Europe and is now experiencing a second wave of popularity. After all, as you know, everything new is long forgotten old. However, what is good for a European may not satisfy a Russian person ... “I am convinced that ovens with swing doors will never become a trend in Russia. Just because we are not Europe ”(Istvan Tallodi). Istvan Tallodi, Kitchen Interiors: - Now let's talk specifically about French door ovens: if they were wide, 120-122 cm, it would be better, and the door would open downwards. Opening the door to the left or to the right is also good (with a width of 70-75 cm). But opening doors in two directions seems to me inappropriate. Sophie Moo, interior designer:- However, as I see, the article was resonant. As a practicing designer, I observe the situation from the inside. I see what customers are asking for, what factories offer (not only one or two salons, but in general both Russian and foreign brands). And I also deny the word "trend". It is fashionable, but does not carry reality. There are some changes in requests, in proposals, but the “trend of the season” for this huge area is, in my opinion, just a big word. That is why, probably, some misconceptions have crept into the text (again, in my opinion). We have been installing separated refrigerators for a long time (in some projects even 2 + 1 is very convenient!), Almost all the time I work with induction (almost all pots are suitable for it, and in families with children it is especially favored). If I were to write about trends in the visual range of kitchens, I would say that advanced clients who prefer modern styles are actively choosing (asking, agreeing on) kitchen-walls (when a number of facades merge with the surface and do not pretend to be a kitchen in any way) - moreover both in the expensive and in the budget segment; I really like concrete and its imitations, multiple breakdowns and interesting internal hidden elements (drawers behind one facade, sliding sections in height, doors that retract into the wall).

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