Rotpunkt, the hugely respected German designer-kitchen manufacturer, has fully embraced the metallic finishes trend with Bronze Metal: a new collection that sees metal replacing stone.
“Metallic finishes with practical application in the kitchen are evolving quickly, so it makes sense to introduce them in to a kitchen living environment, and create more design opportunities and capacity for innovation,” explains Matt Phillips, Head of UK Operations. “Bringing a refined, more luxurious approach to industrial-style kitchen design, our new Bronze Metal door colour is low-maintenance, extremely tactile, and manufactured carbon neutrally.”
Stand-out design features include an offset island unit with bar-style seating and matching end panels. This minimalist design creates a discreet dining area without impacting on the ‘working’ area of the kitchen.
A run of Bronze Metal base units, and custom full-height cabinets with integrated sideboard, combine to create a unified interior solution. Home owners can even colour match handles in the new bronze finish to complete an expressive, ultra-modern kitchen.
The same cabinet design is also available in Carbon and Brass: new colours that allow greater personalisation, particularly the ability to create contrast with an accent colour or a strong neutral base: step forward tiles.
For a powerful industrial-look floor tile contrast, we suggest Portland Light Grey. At under £40 per sq. metre, this 900 by 900mm tile delivers a look of solid authenticity. These Italian tiles have a versatile light grey tone - an ideal background for a statement rug - but can also work beautifully on their own in a larger open-plan layout.
A lighter floor tile that also rocks against bronze metallics is our versatile Onice Pearl. Just a tad over £45 per sq. metre, this classic 600 by 600mm module offers something a little different from the classic white marbles that are very much to the fore right now. A faithful replication of natural onyx, these tiles ooze class and sophistication: a perfect pairing for Bronze Metal, Carbon, or Brass.
Our final partnering proposal might appear rather left field, but Swoon Mix Décor offers just the right kind of dramatic contrast to elevate these modern metallics to a new level.
Again under £40 per sq. metre, Swoon Mix Décor utilises a compact 165 by 165mm format allowing home owners to deliver pattern with panache. This design is all about decorating with confidence and rewriting the rulebook. A classic white and black marble combo that totally complements plain Swoon tiles in a number of different geometric designs, this is a tile range that can add real punch and personality to any kitchen.