Designer    Editor 03 Mar 2017

Martin Allen-Smith’s March issue Editor’s Letter, LivingKitchen and high-tech gadgetry…

There was plenty of inspiration on show in Cologne recently at Living Kitchen. The quality of both the products and the exhibition stands themselves was pretty high this time, with several statements of intent from a number of the big kitchen furniture and appliance brands. We round-up a selection of highlights in this month’s magazines.

Elsewhere, we review the latest products in the kitchen sink and tap marketplace as we hear from manufacturers on the key trends that are influencing this important product category. Also, as our homes become more and more entwined with the latest gadgets and Internet connectivity, we examine the role that technology is playing in driving kitchen design innovation.

But it’s not all about the kitchen of course – there is a lot to look forward to in terms of bathroom creativity too. This month sees the return of Europe’s giant ISH show – see our preview on page 78 – and, of course, Designer will be in Frankfurt to bring you all the very best in bathroom design trends over the coming months.


In the meantime, enjoy the issue!

Martin Allen-Smith, Editor