Haute Cuisine by IKEA at Interior Design Show

The IKEA booth at the 2012 Interior Design Show in Toronto is inspired by the classic fashion combination of a black dress and pearls. The booth features their newest offer in high-gloss cream and black glass door styles. (CNW Group/IKEA Canada)

The latest concept from the industry leader in kitchen design gives a nod to Audrey Hepburn's timeless elegance

BURLINGTON, ON, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - From January 26 -29, 2012, IKEA Canada will be wow-ing the design community and industry insiders with a show-stopping 980 square foot kitchen at the Interior Design Show 2012. Inspired by the classic fashion combination of a black dress and pearls, the booth features the company's newest offer of cabinet doors in high-gloss cream and black glass. The look is sophisticated, casual and timeless. It is designed to impress guests at a formal dinner party while providing practical solutions for everyday family living.

"We wanted to show that you can have it all when it comes to IKEA kitchens. We balanced high style and luxurious materials with functional solutions like the interior organization systems IKEA is known for," says Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick, Public Relations Manager, IKEA Canada. "Our inspiration came from fashion, so the look is haute couture, but the price is affordable."

The design elements that reflect the current kitchen trends are:

  • 18 foot "champagne-pearl" Hanstone quartz island with two levels for prep and entertaining combined with black granite work tops
  • An iridescent black backsplash tile reminiscent of a classic, quilted patent leather handbag
  • Black NUTID appliances that disappear in the kitchen design
  • Luxurious dark velvet, black rattan and sheepskin furnishings
  • Interior cabinet LED lighting
  • Storage by the meter: A full wall of cabinets for both kitchen and living room storage

"Our research shows that the bulk of kitchen activity; whether it is food prep, entertaining dinner guests or homework; happens at the island. We switched things around and used the virtually indestructible Hanstone on the island and granite on the worktops. The island features two levels, making it even more functional for all of the daily activities it accommodates," says Löwenborg-Frick.

About The Interior Design Show
The Interior Design Show (IDS) is Canada's largest contemporary design event. Since its inception in 1998, over 500,000 design professionals, consumers and media have attended. Inspirational exhibits feature both emerging and established designers and highlight international interior design, architecture and industrial design trends. www.interiordesignshow.com

About IKEA
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 321 stores in 38 countries worldwide, which are visited by 565 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 11 stores which are visited by over 21 million people every year. Last year the IKEA.com websites attracted 711 million visitors. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on IKEA, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.

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For further information:

Madeleine Löwenborg-Frick
National Public Relations Manager,
IKEA Canada
madeleine.lowenborg-frick@ikea.com