This is a sponsored post in collaboration with generous BlogTour Cologne 2013 sponsor, Miele. Miele is the world leader in the field of premium domestic appliances including cooking, baking and steam-cooking appliances, refrigeration products, coffee makers, dishwashers and laundry and floorcare products.
Founded in Germany in 1899, and now in the fourth generation of family ownership, Miele is the most renown appliance manufacturer in the world, lauded for their advanced technology and focus on precision. As part of BlogTour Cologne, I was thrilled to be one of over a dozen design bloggers invited to a one hour presentation at the Miele Café during IMM‘s Living Kitchen to witness the unveiling of a completely new generation of built-in appliances: their Generation 6000 series of wall ovens, steam cookers, coffee machines, microwave ovens, and cooker hoods.
At the Miele Generation 6000 world premiere during Living Kitchen, we were introduced to the series’ two very elegant design lines, each, in keeping with Miele’s ‘Design for Life,’ motto, cultivated to cater to the individual’s kitchen style. The PureLine, with a high proportion of glass fronted appliances, harmonizes with architectural styles ranging from purist to contemporary, whereas the ContourLine,with a large proportion of stainless steel appliances, integrates best with a modern to traditional aesthetic. The PureLine appliances, as shown above in the chic Havana brown glass finish, were my favorite of the two Generation 6000 lines. As you can see, the Miele built-in appliances look beautiful in a kitchen with clean, contemporary lines as well as with warm wood colors.
Although the Generation 6000 collection offers two distinct lines of appliances to choose from, all of the 6000 series models offer the same design features, including a centered display, and a choice of rotary or M-Touch controls. M-Touch stands for a high-resolution thin-film transistor display, reminiscent of an iPhone/ iTouch interface. The appliance menu is browsed by swiping or scrolling with the tip of a finger, and functions and menu options appear in brilliantly clear black letters on a white background.
Miele Generation 6000 PureLine appliances, shown in a chic Havana Brown glass finish.