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Friday, January 25, 2013

BLANCO: passion for perfection like a true Olympian

   (Image by Blanco)

The first evening on BlogTour Cologne was so much fun! Our sponsor BLANCO, a German company who designs and engineers unique sinks, faucets and decorative accessories hosted a dinner event at the German Sports and Olympic Musuem, which documents the history of the Olympics and successes of German Olympians. Here are some images from the night:

(Images by MDG & Blanco)

Olympic athletes are totally dedicated, strive for excellence, and have a passion for perfection. Like Olympians, BLANCO is passionate and committed to be the best. This brand is all about Innovation, High quality and unsurpassed service since 1925.

 (Image by Blanco)

"Passion starts with people and passion starts with us, " states Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for BLANCO. "We are presenting state of the art products at IMM Cologne/Living Kitchen with a Passion for Perfection." Yes!, I can feel the power and energy in the room and that zeal for innovative design was evident in their architecturally powerful display constructed specifically for the imm-cologne trade show. Their arched design highlighted their brand and product amid water, and colored lighting. Superb, like their products!

 (Image by MDG)

 (Image by Blanco)

I saw some very exciting designs from BLANCO. Their Compact Alta is suitable for small work areas and has an extendable pull out design with dual spray coverage. Really like the variety of finishes:

 (Images by Blanco)

The  retractable faucet is an amazing product! Now you see it, now you don't! The faucet in its standing position retracts and becomes flush with the sink so that the cutting board can slide over the faucet and sink. I have never seen anything like it! Have you? That's brilliant German engineering! For a small kitchen, this is an efficient use of space! Unfortunately, we are ahead of the curve here. This won't be available in the U.S. for a year or so. 
Check it out:

  (Image by MDG)

Another really cool and unique faucet is The BLANCO Hot!  The instant hot is integrated into the faucet. Rotate the end of the faucet and hot water pours out!!  Its all in one, hot and cold. Who needs multiple holes in your counter-top for another fitting? Simplicity at its best!

  (Image by MDG)

The perfection in this stainless steel counter-top fabrication is unmatched! Absolutely, gorgeous craftsmanship!

  (Image by MDG)

BLANCO, I am your #1 fan! 
Cannot wait for these products to come to the U.S.A.!

Thank you for being a sponsor of Blog Tour Cologne! Great Team breakfast!


  1. I also loved the retractable faucet, and hope it will come to the US soon.


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