Monday, 1 April 2013

BlogTourNYC || Sponsor Profile: BLANCO

I never thought I would get excited about a kitchen sink. Having lived in army married quarters for several years, I can get annoyed and frustrated. Definitely not excited. Then I went on BlogTourNYC and my eyes were opened. Wide. 

As one of the sponsors of BlogTourNYC, BLANCO, together with Poggenpohl and Silestone by Consentino, invited us to a special brunch held at the Poggenpohl kitchen design studio on Park Avenue. As I mentioned in my last post about Poggenpohl, it was a lot of fun! But I also learnt a great deal too because we were introduced to Christy Emens, the Marketing and Social Media Manager for BLANCO America. Christy's talk about some of their new products, and in particular, the Modex kitchen sink workstation, was a highlight of the brunch. Christy's passion for her work and her pride in BLANCO's heritage, engineering and design were so inspiring and a great reflection of the company. 

{From clockwise: 1) Ricarda Nieswandt and Lisa Goulet, 2) the ultimate kitchen sink: Modex by BLANCO, 3) me and Zoe Brewer, 4) Sarah Sarna and Tina Ramchandani and 5) Christy Emens. Photos 1), 3) and 4) by Courtney Price. Photos 2) and 5) by Louisa Blackmore.

So, anyway, this kitchen sink. It's pretty clever. The Modex sink, part of the BLANCO SILGRANIT® II collection features a distinct raised profile and innovative dual draining system. Simply put, this means the water actually drains into the sink basin rather than collecting on the surface. A fellow BlogTourNYC blogger, Gem Barton, wrote a fantastic post comparing the Modex to the drainage of a flat roof called "3 Degrees of Perfection" - take a look here to read more. 

As beautifully designed as it is, the Modex also ticks all the boxes from a practical and functional point of view. Because it's made from BLANCO's patented SILGRANIT II fornula, the Modex sink is resistant to heat, chips, scratches, food acids and also incorporates a Hygienic+Plus shield again bacteria and dirt. See, I told you it was clever. Available in 3 colours - Cinder, Anthracite and White, this sink also won a Red Dot International Design Award in 2012. The Modex sink above is shown in "Cinder" which is a newly available colour by BLANCO. Cinder has a little black and a little brown mixed in, so it's versatile, classic and looks really good with stainless steel too.

We also saw some of the equally fabulous BLANCO faucets, sorry, taps for us Brits. The designs coordinate with the BLANCO stainless and SILGRANIT II kitchen sinks. Naturally, they are made from the highest quality materials so, as well as beautiful design, you also get spectacular craftsmanship and unsurpassed functionality. And all in a tap! Pretty amazing.

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Thank you to Modenus and the sponsors of a BlogTourNYC Miele, Mr. Steam, Silestone by Cosentino, Blanco, Poggenpohl, Du Verre, Barber Wilsons, NKBA, Jenn Air and Victoria + Abert for the trip of a lifetime!

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