Published on March 28th, 2018 | by The GC Team0
Cooling that makes an “architectural statement”
Premium kitchen appliance brand Gaggenau has unveiled its new Vario cooling 400 series, a fully integrated, modular range of refrigerators, freezers, fridge-freezers and wine climate cabinets which can be configured to meet individual needs.
The products will be on show from 16 April at Gaggenau London in Wigmore Street.
Said to have been inspired by grand architectural structures, the new Vario cooling 400 series appliances offer an impressive design statement when combined to form an imposing cooling wall that integrates into the overall kitchen design: an expanse of handle-less doors with individual furniture fronts and stainless steel or glass doors for wine climate cabinets.
Inside is a complete stainless steel interior and dark anthracite anodised aluminium elements. Clear glass shelving and solid aluminium door racks are complemented by the atmospheric glow of warm white glare-free LED lights.
Throughout the newly launched series is a push-to-open handle-less door system. The in-door’s ice and water dispenser anticipates user needs, automatically activating the light and touch keys as users approach.
The Vario 400 series wine climate cabinets are said to “take inspiration from the oak barrels used to age wine.“ Oak and dark anthracite aluminium bottle trays fully extend on telescopic rails to provide support for the wine. Further safeguards are provided by low vibration, humidity regulation, and an activated charcoal air filter which protects the wine from odour contamination.
Up to three independently controlled climate zones can also be adjusted via an intuitive TFT display, so part of the wine collection can be stored in cellar-like conditions, while bottles that should be enjoyed within a certain timeframe can be served on demand. Gaggenau has further enhanced the wine climate cabinets by incorporating five preset lighting scenarios for showcasing prized collections.
Sven Baacke, Head of Design, Global Brand Gaggenau, commented: “This new range for Gaggenau is the very essence of refinement in the luxury kitchen appliance market. We see extraordinary interior aesthetics as something that should be found in all spheres of life, including the kitchen. With the new range, every wish for an extraordinary interior space can be fulfilled. Staged beautifully and with perfect illumination, you are no longer simply storing wine or keeping food cool, you are making a statement.”