Luxury meets luxury
Paris Ritz gives its most expensive suite a Porsche Design kitchen
Stuttgart/Herford. The legendary Ritz Hotel on the Place Vendôme in Paris is now offering its well-travelled guests a further highlight: fully renovated, the largest suite in the famous establishment has been fitted out with a Porsche Design kitchen from Poggenpohl.
To guarantee an exclusive ambience offering unequalled luxury and convenience in the most expensive suite, the managers of the Ritz decided in favour of Porsche Design kitchen P´7340. The 200 square-metre Imperial Suite boasts two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bathroom (costing 10,000 euros a night). The suite's regular guests include European and Arab royal families. The front of the Porsche Design kitchen is finished in Driftwood to match the rest of the interior. Driftwood, a brushed pine that beautifully imitates its namesake, has a natural-feeling touch and blends perfectly into the colours and atmosphere of the suite. A black worktop in satin-finish glass provides an exciting contrast to the warm Driftwood frontage. The innovative frame construction from aluminium, as the material characteristic of the Porsche Design brand, forms the backbone of the kitchen, uniting the materials of wood and glass to create a sophisticated, practical design that's purist in looks.
Luxury kitchens in Porsche Design are produced in cooperation with premium kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl. Porsche Design Group and Poggenpohl have been working together since 2005. In June 2010 the two luxury brands extended their partnership to 2014. A particularly impressive feature of the luxury kitchens are the handleless units with a precision system that automatically opens them in response to a nudge and closes them again after they are given a slight push. Doing away with handles emphasises the furniture's uncompromisingly purist look.
The Ritz Hotel is situated on the Place Vendôme in Paris and was opened in 1898 by Swiss hotelier César Ritz. The establishment has been in the possession of Mohamed Al-Fayed since 1979. In addition to international celebrities and politicians, regular guests include the European and Arab royal families. Personalities, such as Coco Chanel who resided at the Ritz for almost 40 years, shape the history of the venerable grand hotel that ranks among the Leading Hotels of the World. The Ritz, Porsche Design and Poggenpohl unite the resolute promise of giving its guests unsurpassed luxury in every conceivable respect.
Poggenpohl was established in 1892 and is today the world's most famous kitchen brand. The company employs 550 members of staff worldwide and exports its exclusive kitchens to over 70 countries across the globe. All products are developed and manufactured without exception at the company's operation in Herford, Westphalia. Since 2000, Poggenpohl Möbelwerke GmbH has been part of Sweden’s Nobia Group, Europe’s largest manufacturer of kitchens.
Porsche Design is a luxury brand with a particular focus on technically inspired products. The Porsche Design brand was established in 1972 by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche. The products stand for functional, timeless and purist design, characterised by their technical innovation. The product portfolio includes watches, sunglasses, luggage, a sports and fashion collection as well as electronic products and a men’s fragrance line. All the products under the brand are created at the Porsche Design Studio in Zell am See (Austria) and are worldwide in the company’s own stores, franchise stores, shops-in-shops, high end department stores and exclusive specialist retailers.