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In times when white kitchens as a classic and black kitchens as a trend it almost seems to apply foolhardy to sign up for a Kitchen in yellow, green or rose to decide. But that is exactly what it does Popstahl kitchens unique: with theirs bright colors and the uniform Structure in steel set yourself apart from the kitchen market – and attract attention across Europe. (Photo: Jan Kulke)

This article was written on July 12, 2019 and updated according to the latest findings on July 13, 2021.

Popstahl kitchens: unconventional kitchens on an architectural basis

They are available in lemon yellow, raspberry red, olive green and sky blue: we’re not talking about creamy sorts of sausage, but tough steel kitchensPopstahl kitchens. The Berlin company of the same name mixes them Aesthetically minded kitchen industry for several years now with simple but enormous durable metal kitchens and relies on intense colors, stringent structures and a Individuality coordinated down to the last detail for the kitchen customer.

The amazing thing about the fascination for Popstahl kitchens is not just theirs penetrating coloringthat definitely Courage to unconventional interior design requires. Rather, it is that Bundle of oppositeswith which the newcomers to the kitchen market assert themselves. Who like kitchen designs brightly colored be, but are nonetheless high quality designed. Who is behind the colorful designs young start-up suspected is wrong. In fact, there is a very adult trio behind Popstahl kitchens, consisting of two Berlin architects – Julieta Benito Sanz and Ralf Weissheimer – as well as one Communication experts, Johannes Greiner.

They design together for about 10 years Steel kitchens made to the customer provide a certain amount of possibilities and thus, in contrast to the competition, reduce the agony of choice. All fronts of all Popstahl kitchens in fully galvanized, powder-coated steel held. This is maximum scratch-resistant and durable: even after years of intensive use, according to the company website barely traces of usage to be recorded.

Popstahl kitchens are different from the competition: the customer can choose from a large number of colors, but only one body material - resistant steel.  (Photo: Georg Grainer)
Popstahl kitchens are different from the competition: the customer can choose from a large number of colors, but only one body material – resistant steel. (Photo: Georg Grainer)

Easy to care for and durable: steel and paint are merged

That makes it possible specially developed processing procedure, in which the rich colored powder with the metal permanently fused at around 200 ° C becomes. This guarantees color fastness and protects against scratches and stains. On top of that is the colorful metal absolutely easy to care for and food safe. A consistent one enforced functionality So the Popstahl kitchens cannot be denied.

They become artistic – and above all individual – functional, modern steel cubeswhen it’s on their color design goes. This also clarifies the direction in which developers and customers of Popstahl are moving: the The kitchen is understood as a workshop, in the Material properties and functionality in the foreground stand. The offer is aimed more at the nihilistic Bauhaus supporter than the aesthetic home lover.

According to the company, the intense color of the steel fronts can withstand many years and scratches.  This is made possible by a fusion of colored powder and steel.  (Photo: Georg Grainer)
According to the company, the intense color of the steel fronts can withstand many years and scratches. This is made possible by a fusion of colored powder and steel. (Photo: Georg Grainer)

Popstahl kitchens: more than 200 colors from quince to kohlrabi

But who knows? A lot is possible with Popstahl kitchens. The customer can contact more than 200 colors realize. The company uses the RAL color system for this. At Popstahl, the desired tone is given a cheerful name: von Kohlrabi to tomato, of Quince to Swiss chard every front and every anodized, powder-coated metal handle comes with a uniform color steel layer overdrawn. However, the front and body do not necessarily have to look the same.

The ex works white inner pull-outs can also be chosen in color exciting opposites to create. The narrow one can also be Kitchen plinth Immerse in a different color, thus limiting the – sometimes spectacularly intense – shining shades of the body. Even if quite classic colors like White, gray and anthracite can be implemented in Popstahl kitchens, it takes a certain courage to choose this type of kitchen.

Beetroot?  Here you go!  Popstahl kitchens are available in almost all shades of the RAL color palette.  The company has also associated each color with a characteristic fruit or vegetable variety in the name.  (Photo: Jan Kulke)
Beetroot? Here you go! Popstahl kitchens are available in almost all tones, e.g. from the RAL color palette. The company has also associated each color with a characteristic fruit or vegetable variety in the name. (Photo: Jan Kulke)

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