Perfectly integrate the latest in kitchen design with Smeg’s new push-to-open dishwasher.
August 31st, 2015
2015 is marking a new era in kitchen design. New elegant kitchen finishes coming from Smeg’s neighbours in northern Italy are making news around the world for being more refined than ever – and impossibly thin. Porcelain, glass, marble, composites and thermostructured melamines are new materials coming through with companies like Kerlite, Artedomus, Lago and Cesar supplying vertical finishes and benchtops at as little as 6mm – 9mm.
While the look is delicate and sophisticated, the kitchen still needs to withstand the rigours of family life so rather than furnish the kitchen with robust handles, designers are opting for push-to-open mechanisms on doors, cabinets and drawers. With the handle-free look taking hold and in line with trends from Milan, Smeg has introduced a push-to-open dishwasher to integrate seamlessly into these new designs.
Kitchen by Think Dzine
Smeg’s push-to-open dishwasher conceals a power-house of intuitive technology behind a fully integrated fascia that is in lock-step with the colour and design palette of the rest of the kitchen. It takes aesthetics to the next level with cobalt blue interior LED light, and due to its quite operation features a discreet flashing light that hits the floor (and not the eye) to indicate that the dishwasher is in action. The gratifyingly gentle ‘push to open’ mechanism requires a 2 second hold to activate, to prevent accidental opening, and has the serendipitous advantage that you can open the door with your hip when you have your hands full.
Kitchen by Think Dzine
Smeg’s push-to-open dishwasher is also a green machine – the 315 series of being the first 6 Star water rated dishwashers in Australia. Their performance, based on Smeg’s unique orbital wash arm operation, is unquestionable with the freestanding version being recommended by Choice 3 surveys in a row. These dishwashers also have excellent energy-saving credentials being 4 Star energy rated, and utilising natural condenser drying and automatic door opening to ensure a fully dry result.
Fortunately Smeg does not constrain its dishwasher design and technology expertise to the generic 60cm ‘hole’ – its large offering in this category extends to 45cm wide models for studio and galley kitchens plus the innovative ‘horizon’ fully integrated model – a generous 90cm width, with a 578mm height.
However in this uncluttered handle-free world, Smeg’s 60cm push-to-open dishwasher will neatly secret into your perfectly-formed cabinetry and for the first time, allow that line to carry through your design unhindered.
Kitchen by Lago
A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
The workplace has changed – and it will continue to evolve. With dynamism at the heart of clients’ requirements, architects and designers at leading practices such as Elenberg Fraser are using and recommending Herman Miller’s OE1 products for the future workplace.
Join us behind the scenes with V-ZUG’s in-house design team, and discover how this Swiss boutique kitchen manufacturer balances art, science and history to create its pioneering Excellence line.
Living Edge definitely has the edge when it comes to supplying furniture for the education sector. With a plethora of brands and collections at their fingertips, Living Edge provides the perfect solution for any learning environment.
Stylecraft x Haworth are entering into a long-term partnership in Australia, effective 1st July, 2021 to better serve corporate clients and design firms across Australia.
Indian design studio Charged Voids has created Office 543 as a clean and minimal box. Thankfully the natural ventilation and light makes you feel anything but boxed in.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
NUDO is the latest furniture and accessories collection from Kelly Wearstler and it’s everything we’ve come to expect and love from the California-based designer.
The Living Space category at the 2023 INDE.Awards showcases homes that are innovative, multi-detailed and beautifully resolved. This category affords the chance to explore what makes a house a perfect home and sets the bar high for residential design right across the Indo-Pacific region.
“My worry is that when we talk about ESG, we’re often referring to the need to better care for the planet, for outdoor environments. But what about the indoors?” In this exclusive Q&A with UNStudio’s Ben van Berkel, he puts a new lens on ESG, and talks about designing STH BNK By Beulah with Cox.