Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions collaborate with fellow German superbrand, Poggenpohl, to offer ‘partner products‘ that introduce Gira smart solutions to Poggenpohl‘s market leading kitchen furniture, as standard.
Fulfilling the fastest growing trend for smart home design, Gira is now on display at the newly designed flagship Poggenpohl store in London’s upscale Wigmore Street, exhibiting a host of smart lighting systems and solutions that enable connection, communication and power supply: in the kitchen!
New research by OnePoll has determined that Gira and Poggenpohl are serving a real need, as 15 million homes are recorded as being ‘smart’ in Britain. Already high, this figure is set to increase even more as those already committed to home automation plan to further update their home to continue to save money and improve home convenience.
Whether designed with reactive or sensitive operation, remote access, programming and control or very simply, offer improved utility and convenience, smart lighting is extremely valuable to both the overall design and function of a kitchen.
Mark Booth, Managing Director, Gira UK says “We are already designing for the home of tomorrow as the market continues to demand increased convenience, higher economic efficiency and more security: and these advantages now available from Poggenpohl are proving invaluable in the modern kitchen.“
Regaining its position as the hub of the home, the kitchen is once again the epicenter of family life. Kitchen designers are therefore required to create modern shapes and design with innovative functionality however, kitchen planners often lack practical experience when it comes to technical innovations, which derive from the field of Intelligent Building Control.
Both Gira and Poggenpohl want to remove this potential hurdle, designing furniture that accommodates these types of solutions at the manufacturing stage. By fabricating the furniture to accommodate Gira smart solutions as standard, they are collectively making it possible for designers and planners to integrate all types of intelligent build applications in one single KNX installation.
Richard Anderson, Studio Manager, Poggenpohl Wigmore explains “As a team we are so proud of our new studio concept. It embraces the limitations of our space and showcases our furniture in its truest form. We are confident by introducing these new kitchen solutions by Gira as part of our furniture, we will maintain our high level of design and innovation: especially at a time when the smart generation continues to drive market change.“
Visit the Gira Experience Centre at 23-25 Baker Street, London W1U 8EQ, where you will discover the form and function of a real smart home in an apartment setting: by appointment only.