A family-run company in its third generation, German manufacturer and industry leader SieMatic revolutionised the concept of the kitchen when it was established in 1929. Since then, the company has gained an international reputation for exemplary kitchens with innovative high quality design, elegance and a high level of functionality. There are exclusive SieMatic showrooms and retail specialists in more than 70 countries including 40 studios in the UK, each of which showcase the company’s three style collections that appeal to all tastes: Urban, Classic and Pure.
Inspired by the idea of cities that are constantly in motion, the on-trend Urban style collection is a kitchen that fits harmoniously into an open plan scheme. The Classic style collection showcases hand-finished materials such as gloss ebony walnut and polished nickel, while the Pure collection gives the minimalist kitchen completely new contours.
For more than 90 years, SieMatic has been on the quest for perfection, developing concepts that continue to reinterpret the world of kitchens
For more than 90 years, SieMatic has been on the quest for perfection, developing concepts that continue to re-interpret the world of kitchens. Since its foundation the manufacturer has stood for timeless elegance: long-lasting design using quality materials that are as beautiful as they are suitable for everyday use. Take, for instance, the unique patented ‘multimatic tracking’ system in the cabinet carcass and inside the door, which is based around aluminium trays and frames in various widths and depths that allow for at-home customisation and maximising storage space by up to 30 per cent – a key consideration in kitchens. The company has invested in employing interior designers, trained in its own academy, who complete an extensive learning programme on topics such as anthropometrics, ergonomics, technical planning and interior architecture to ensure that they are constantly one step ahead of the rest of the kitchen design world.
At SieMatic, the focus is firmly on the future. In the 1960s it invented the first handle-less kitchen, the SieMatic 60, which had flexible cupboard configuration and several groundbreaking functions. In 1988, it was once again celebrated as an avant- garde gamechanger. And this year, the company continues to set standards with its new, award-winning SLX Pure kitchen. The central design detail is the completely redeveloped recessed grip channel: decisive simplicity on the outside, and a complex interplay of technical ingenuity, craftsmanship and superior materials on the inside. This innovation was only made possible by the perfect angle and an individually controllable lighting system consisting of an LED light strip that is integrated into the shadow gap.
Service at the international SieMatic studios is second to none (the nearest studio can easily be found by searching on the company’s website) so that clients can be assured that a design professional will guide them through the process from start to finish, considering the interior architecture and design of the room as a whole – not just the kitchen furniture.
And as homes open up, the idea of the ‘culinary living space’, incorporating design philosophies and materials more prominently found in the living room, is taking off, offering a more holistic approach using herringbone veneer, glass and metal elements to soften the space. This is a forward-thinking manufacturer that continues to carve a place at the forefront of kitchen design.