MILAN DESIGN WEEK
FTK – Technology For the Kitchen
17 – 22 April
Fiera Milano, Rho – Pav. 9-11
Opening hours: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Trade only, open to the general public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April
Entrance ticket to i Saloni allows entrance also to this event
In line with the other events under the Saloni umbrella, which pride themselves first and foremost on novelty and innovation, returns FTK (Technology For the Kitchen), the collateral event dedicated particularly to research through cutting edge design in the field of built-in domestic appliances and cooker hoods.
Laid out over 9,200 square metres, FTK is located inside two of EuroCucina’s four Pavilions – 9 and 11 – emphasising the total synergy between the two events, one entirely commercial and the other a window on the products of tomorrow.
29 of the sector’s leading companies will be taking part this year:
Best, BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group (Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff), Candy Hoover Group (Candy, Hoover), Electrolux Appliances, Elica (Gutmann), Faber, Falmec, Franke, Indesit Company (Indesit, Hotpoint-Ariston, Hotpoint, Scholtès), Irinox, Liebherr Hausgeräte, Miele, Nardi Elettrodomestici, Smeg and Whirlpool Europe (Whirlpool, Bauknecht, Kitchen Aid).
In just a few editions, FTK has become the sector’s benchmark and research platform par excellence, an opportunity to reflect on the technology of built-in appliances through the presentation of innovative products on one hand and a glimpse ahead, with prototypes and concepts of the domestic appliances of the future underpinned by research, on the other.
The design factor lies at the heart of innovation, interpreted through a multitude of different vocabularies.
Counterbalancing the uncertain global situation, built-in appliances are characterised by their concreteness, perfectly and robustly integrated into kitchen areas.
Energy efficiency and eco-compatibility are also prime environmentally-friendly concerns, combining with technological know-how and innovation to set up an empathetic dialogue with the end consumer through maximum performance and minimum consumption.
Modern lifestyles and increasingly integrated living spaces call for multifunctional solutions that will ensure maximum user-friendly flexibility.
Ergonomics, size and ease of use remain major drivers in the manufacture of domestic appliances.