Rewrite the lines of kitchen design | Inquirer Lifestyle
The iconic handle-free kitchen, reinvented. The SieMatic SLX sets new standards in kitchen design and functionality.

Rewrite the lines of kitchen design

Who would have thought that this pandemic would get us re-thinking, re-imagining, and re-inventing the world as we know it?

These extraordinary times brought about a whole new perspective on the way people live, think, and work. From face-to-face to virtual world encounters, there have been a lot of unprecedented changes as people adapt to a new way of life.

This cannot be more apparent than shifts in the home front, where the kitchen has evolved in importance as people spend more time staying at home in an effort to stay safe.

No matter the situation, innovations continue to emerge.

This is evident in the way SieMatic, one of the world’s most respected and luxurious kitchen manufacturers based in Germany, presses on amidst the crisis. Its new tagline “Rewrite The Lines In Kitchen Design” is an apt representation of the innovative spirit that Siematic has been known for since its inception in 1929 until now.

With discerning customers who value form and function in mind, SieMatic recently launched The PURE SLX Kitchen Cabinet and its novel features without losing the foundation on which it was built- quality, timelessness, and elegance.

Following the minimalist design principle of the SieMatic PURE style collection, this award-winning kitchen concept is just as functional as it is aesthetic; just as much a kitchen as a work of art. Behind its refined surfaces, delicate proportions, and transparent panels lies the brand’s expertise in design.

SieMatic “Rewrites the Lines in Kitchen Design”

The SLX kitchen redefines craftsmanship, elegance, and purism. This is truly a kitchen concept that is meant to set new standards.

Following the minimalist design principle of the SieMatic PURE style collection, this award-winning kitchen concept is just as functional as it is aesthetic; just as much a kitchen as a work of art. Behind its refined surfaces, delicate proportions, and transparent panels lies the brand’s expertise in design.

The SLX kitchen redefines craftsmanship, elegance, and purism. This is truly a kitchen concept that is meant to set new standards.

The iconic handle-free kitchen, reinvented. The SieMatic SLX sets new standards in kitchen design and functionality.

A creative collaboration with “The Innovative Chef”

Outstanding design and elevated dishes come together as SieMatic partners with award-winning chef, Chele Gonzalez of Gallery By Chele.

Similar to how SieMatic has improved kitchen design and ergonomics ever since it introduced the world’s first handle-free kitchen in 1960 up until the present, Chef Chele’s exceptional creations in the kitchen have paved the way and raised the standards of fine dining in the Philippines. His dedication to improving and pushing the boundaries of his craft makes him the perfect partner in celebrating the inspired and innovative design of the SLX kitchen.

Chef Chele developed an exclusive tasting menu for SieMatic SLX inspired by its four key concepts: Weightlessness, Light, Feel, and Transparency.

1. Weightlessness 

Floating Foie Gras Pâté topped with Blackberry Coulis served with Brioche Toast and Mixed Berry Jam

From the ‘floating’ effect of the double-walled glass to the light and airy texture of the foie gras, Chef Chele mimics the weightlessness of the SLX kitchen in a dish that embodies lightness both in taste and in presentation.

Inspired by the weightless drawers & countertop of the SLX kitchen, Chef Chele developed a light and airy foie gras dish that’s served in a double-walled glass to achieve an illusion of suspension.

  • Drawers & pull-outs are mounted to the back panel of the glass cabinets to give off that floating effect. These drawers also feature perfectly mitred edges that appear practically seamless when it’s closed: a true presentation of how well every single detail of the kitchen is thought out.
  • The SLX island countertop follows the delicate proportion of 6.5mm, making it 5x thinner than the standard countertop thickness in the industry. The countertop is also illuminated from underneath to enhance the illusion of suspension.
The SLX kitchen features a delicate 6.5mm thin countertop exclusive only to SieMatic. The interplay of light accents enhances the floating impression of this space.

2. Light

Grilled Tenderloin on Parmesan Mashed Potatoes with Choice of Two Sauces and Two Shavings: Beef Jus & Parmesan and Béarnaise & Truffles

Same dish, different experiences. By creating varying flavor profiles for this Grilled Tenderloin dish, Chef Chele highlights one very significant element of the SLX kitchen – its lighting, whose different modes also affect the entire kitchen mood and experience.

Chef Chele gives two completely different experiences from the same Grilled Tenderloin dish by creating varying flavor profiles: The beef jus with parmesan gives it a darker, saltier profile, while the béarnaise with truffle shavings offers a tart, buttery flavor.

  • Light in the SLX kitchen used to emphasize the kitchen’s balanced proportions and sleek lines. Its temperature and brightness can also be controlled individually, allowing its users to experience a different atmosphere in the kitchen with a slight adjustment of its light settings. It can be dimmer for a more dramatic feel and brighter for a more vibrant mood.
Whether you’re looking for an ambiance that is dramatic and intimate or vibrant and productive, the SLX light strips feature controllable light settings and an adjustable dimmer so you can be in control of your kitchen atmosphere.

3. Feel

Chocolate Bonbons with Coco Sugar Caramel Filling

Chef Chele’s Chocolate Bonbons are characterized by its ribbed texture at the top, inspired by the SLX recessed grip.

Chef Chele’s chocolate bonbons mirror the ribbed design of the recessed grip to echo the feel and texture of the recessed grip. Inside these delicate chocolate pieces is a gooey coco sugar caramel filling inspired by the golden color of this kitchen element.

  • The SLX recessed grip was completely redesigned to have the perfect angle in terms of aesthetic and ergonomics. It is ribbed and concave in design for an incredible haptic experience.

4. Transparency 

Apple Tart with Caramelized Apples, Hazelnut and Cinnamon Custard

From classic to contemporary. In this reimagined version of the apple tart, Chef Chele perfectly mirrors the transparency of the SLX cabinets by using apple tea instead of chopped apples, creating a see-through effect when combined with gelatin.

Chef Chele Gonzalez reimagines the classic apple tart to create a dish that resembles the transparency of the SLX three-panel glass cabinets.

  • With transparent doors and panels, and minimal frames, the SLX glass cabinets are a showstopper in any room and can seamlessly link the kitchen to the living room and lend additional weightlessness to the entire space.
SieMatic has reinvented glass cabinets for the kitchen. A true showstopper, the SLX glass cabinets feature three panels of glass instead of the usual one-panel glass door. These transparent storage solutions set the perfect stage to hold what you value most.

Chef Chele has taken these classic dishes and found a way to elevate them and present them in a new light—just like how SieMatic has challenged itself, taking the concept of minimalist and sophisticated design to the next level with the Pure SLX Kitchen.

To experience SLX in person, visit the SieMatic Manila showrooms. Book your on-site or virtual design consultation via siematic-philippines.com/contact-us.

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