Visiting The Dutch and German kitchen Center.

Visiting the Dutch and German Kitchen Center.

Working as an Interior designer sometimes involves certain unexpected pleasures, such as being invited to lunch at exclusive kitchen showrooms...not to mention getting picked up by a private driver who transports you there! At A2 we had a nice time the other day, visiting the Dutch Kitchen Center in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The showroom is located in a really cool, old, industrial building right by the water, and showcases many beautiful kitchens built and designed by various European brands, mainly Dutch and German.

Not only were we treated to lunch and some of the best coffee I've ever had in America (European showroom, remember...) but we also got an interesting lecture by Sheri who told us everything worth knowing about these kitchens.

 The craftsmanship of these kitchens is very impressive, with close attention paid to detail and functionality. Excellent craftsmanship does not come for free, but anyone willing to pay $1500.00/ sq. ft. (the least expensive option) can have it.  

We left the showroom in good spirits and drove back to LIC, inspired and enlightened, in the snowfall

This is the beautiful old building that houses the Dutch an German Kitchen center. 

This is the beautiful old building that houses the Dutch an German Kitchen center. 

Roi and Vasiliki are in the house! (Almost)

Roi and Vasiliki are in the house! (Almost)

The interior space. Was this once a huge stable? I forgot to ask...Just imagine what great parties you could have here!

The interior space. Was this once a huge stable? I forgot to ask...Just imagine what great parties you could have here!

This is on kitchen by Paul Van De Kooi. I like top. the thick counter-top. 

Is Vasiliki looking for something to pour into those Champagne glasses?

Is Vasiliki looking for something to pour into those Champagne glasses?

Hmmm...I think this is a refrigerator. Or maybe a vault?

Hmmm...I think this is a refrigerator. Or maybe a vault?

The Dutch Kitchen Center and German Kitchen Center is located at 481 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn.

 

The kitchens featured are by Paul Van De Kooi,  Serious Kitchen,  Pitt Cooking   (all from Holland) and Marchi Group (from Italy).