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September 11, 2014

Sink Spotlight: Franke Orca Fireclay

You can enjoy the versatility of a modern sink, but with a softer, classic look of the Franke Fireclay Orca sink. Rimmed with the unique Franke integrated ledge and finished with the fine quality and craftsmanship of Villeroy & Boch.  Made by Villeroy & Boch to Franke’s exact specifications, the sinks are available in a choice of four attractive finishes and are glazed with the Ceramicplus finish, an extremely hard and virtually scratch-proof glaze with an ultra-smooth dirt repellent surface. Finishes include matte black, matte white, white and biscuit.

See Franke’s black and white fireclay sinks featured on the latest Pinterest board: Black & White in the Kitchen

Follow Franke Luxury’s board Black & White in the Kitchen on Pinterest.

August 22, 2014

Hot Product: Franke Roller Mat

The Franke Roller Mat is a truly innovative and practical accessory ideal for any kitchen task and has been a customer favorite since its launch. The roller mat is imagea convenient removable drainer aid; dry your dishes, vegetables, glassware, etc. Roll the mat out to drain and direct water from food preparation, then roll it up to store away, maintaining a tidy and sleek sink profile – it really is that easy!

imageKitchen enthusiasts everywhere love this accessory because it has somany uses. It can be used as a trivet, for food preparation, dish drying and more. The mat rolls up for convenient storage and can be used on top of the sink or the countertop. The matcan even be placed on the bottom of some Franke sink bowls, creating a protective layer. The rubber edging allows for quiet, stable contact with the sink surface and when properly placed, it can withstand up to 40 pounds of weight!  The roller mat raises the surface area allowing air to flow under and  help dry your items faster.


The roller mat can be used with these Franke sinks: KBX110-13, PSX110138, KBX110-18, KBX11021KBX11028, KBX12030, KBX12034, KBX12039, KBX12043, and KBX160. Dimensions: 18-1/2” x 16-5/8” wide.

Do YOU have a Franke roller mat? We want to see how you use it – please share pictures! Send photos to ks-luxury.us@franke.com.

You can purchase a Franke roller mat from Franke’s online store. Click on ‘Grid Drainers – Shelf Grids.

 

HEATHER BERRY
Marketing Manager
Franke Kitchen Systems Luxury Products Group
www.frankeksd.com
www.linkedin.com/in/berryheather/  

How do I replace light in rangehood? It was purchased in 2002 and was not supplied with handbook.
Anonymous

Franke in the US no longer carries range hoods. Faber, Spa located in Fabriano, Italy has been producing high quality range goods for over 50 years and is owned by Franke Holding AG. Please visit their website, www.faberspa.com, for contact information. 

do the faucets FF2400R and FF2580 both have 360 rotation and which would be better for a divided sink with placement somewhat off center and towards the right?
Anonymous
Thank you for the inquiry.
The FF2400R and FF2500 have both a 360 degree swivel spout. Both would be great for your sink set up, even in an off center placement.
The FF2500 has a 8 1/4” reach, and the FF2400R has a 8 3/4” reach. They are similar. 
For additional product questions, please contact our customer service department at 800-626-5771 or email, ks-customerservice.us@franke.com.
Hello I have a 36" corner sink base and want the largest sink possible. What ize do you recommend?
Anonymous

Great question. Franke has several models that fit a 36” cabinet in both single and double bowl configurations. If you reference pages 92 and 93 of our catalog (link below), there are various designs available…

http://issuu.com/frankeluxury/docs/franke_catalog2014 

Let us know if we can be of further assistance!

May 21, 2014

Franke Largo Workcenter - Ready for the US?…

The Franke team showcased a Franke European sink this past weekend at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). The sink was brought to the show as a ‘concept sink’ so that feedback can be gathered on the sink for the US market. We are excited to say, there has been so much positive feedback on this Largo workcenter!

The sink has two integrated waste compartments. Suggested uses are for organic waste to compost and cleaning supplies such as sponges and brushes to keep the sink area tidy. Other features include a pop-up waste that is operated via a push-button, so that you can empty the bowl without putting your hands in the sink. To read full details on this sink, visit Franke’s UK website. Or - better still, take a look at the video link below and experience Franke’s Largo workcenter!

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At the show, the sink was also awarded ‘The Architect’s Newspaper Spotlighimagets’ by Leslie Clagett, products editor for The Architect’s Newspaper and founder of KBCULTURE.com.

Tell us - what are your thoughts? Would you like to see this sink brought to the US? Please respond via this blog post!

May 19, 2014

Franke Sponsors #ICFF 2014 #KBTRIBECHAT

Franke is sponsoring and hosting #KBTRIBECHAT on Twitter as a follow-up to the 26th annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), this Wednesday at 2pm (est).

Franke’s Social Media Manager, Krista Rivers comments, ‘I’m anxious to hear what the industry is saying post ICFF 2014. With over 600 high profile, exhibitors at the show it is important for kbtribe to hear what caught the attention of the attendees – whether it be designers, architects, other brands or luxury homeowners.

Follow along on Franke’s ICFF Pinterest board, where a compilation of photos from the Fair will be shared.

The questions to be addressed during the chat are the following:

• What exciting, new products did you find at ICFF?
• What booths were the best?
• What trends did you see?
• Did any ‘GREEN’ products catch your attention? If so, which ones?
• If you attended ICFF this year, will you attend again in 2015?

Visit the creator of #KBTRIBECHAT for more details on how you can participate.

May 13, 2014

FRANKE’S KITCHEN SYSTEM TO BE PRESENTED at ICFF

Franke, a leading name in kitchen sinks, custom accessories, faucets, Little Butler hot and cold water filtration, and waste disposers is excited to share its KITCHEN SYSTEMS story at ICFF this weekend (May 17-20, 2014) at New York City’s Jacob K. Javitz Center!

Stop in booth #1153 to learn how the Franke Kitchen System name came to be.

Adding to this excitement, the Franke Luxury Products Group will unveil a brand new sink series and is anxious to hear feedback from industry designers and architects who will be attending the event.

Below is just a sample of some of the products you can see in Franke’s booth at ICFF…

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For media appointments, please email john.oreilly@oreilly-depalma.com.

May 11, 2014

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Contemporary Kitchen by San Francisco Design-Build Firms building Lab, inc. features a Franke sink and KWC faucet!
 
SEE FRANKE and KWC at #ICFF May 17 - 20, in BOOTH 1153!

May 1, 2014

ICFF 2014 - See the latest in Cutting-edge kitchen and bath products from two iconic brands

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WHERE
International Contemporary Furniture Fair
Jacob K. Javits Center, New York City
ICFF Booth #1153

WHEN
Saturday, May 17 - Monday, May 20

WHAT
From Franke Luxury Products Group:
a new kitchen sink series, plus new concept products from Europe making their American debut

From KWC: the award-winning ZOE kitchen faucet 
and the new ONO and AVA wall-mounted bath faucets

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and this blog for updates from the show…don’t forget to use hashtag #ICFF!

To the media: please contact heather.berry@franke.com or john.oreilly@oreilly-depalma.com to schedule your appointment.