Heritage Unveils. Kitchen Infinity Celebrates the Opening of KI Cubus
With Germany’s Kitchen Technology Pioneers Gaggenau and Poggenpohl
15th June 2017, Hong Kong – Luxury kitchen cabinets and kitchen appliance trendsetter, Kitchen Infinity, proudly announces the opening of KI Cubus, a new showroomin the prestigious location in Causeway Bay.
The showroom highlights two phenomenal brands in luxury kitchen technology, Gaggenau and Poggenpohl. Celebrated for their heritage and innovation, Gaggenau and Poggenpohl are household legends both in their homeland, Germany, and the rest of the world.
HendrikKrezter, Regional Executive Vice President of BSH Home Appliances Asia Pacific and Denise Tan, Managing Director of Gagenau Asia and Christian Garke, CFO of Poggenpohl joined hands with Sandra Wong, CEO of Kitchen Infinity to celebrate the opening on 15thJune, 2017.
A remarkable occasion where ‘Heritage Unveils’
While technology shapes the future of luxury cooking, it is only when we learn to appreciate traditional methods and craftsmanship; we can relish the true art of cooking. As an influential industry leader in Asia, Kitchen Infinity creates this new showroom that demonstrates the latest kitchen technology, without leaving behind the heritage of craftsmanship and innovation. And this remarkable opening ceremony, with ‘Heritage Unveils’ as the theme, marks the starting point of this inspiring voyage through the avant-garde of cooking.
The opening ceremony took guests and our media friends to the Black Forest in Germany, where Gaggenau – a hammer mill back then – embarked on a revolutionising journey in 1683. “The decoration of the venue brings back the memories of our heritage back in the Black Forest,” says Mr. HendrikKretzer, Regional Executive Vice President of BSH Home Appliances Asia Pacific. “It is an atmospheric symbol of our dedication to revolutionise domestic kitchens over 333 years.”
Bursts of loud applauses came as the opening ceremony reached its grand moment – the cake cutting ceremony. Kitchen Infinity thoughtfully prepared a Black Forest Cake to give its guests ‘a real taste’ of the origin of Gaggenau.
Amidst lush green landscape, a German nail forger – for this first time away from his hometown – demonstrated traditional nail forging techniques, as an emblematic performance to convey Gaggenau over 333 years of heritage.Today, a carpenter from Poggenpohlwas also present for an exclusive wood polishing demonstration, which symbolises the pursuit of craftsmanship and perfection of Poggenpohl, a legendary best- known kitchen brand founded 125 years ago.
KI Cubus, where a heritage-meets-innovation kitchen experience unfolds
For customers to relish the true art of cooking, KI Cubus, over 3000 sqfts showroom prestigiously located in the heart of Causeway Bay, leads tastemakers into a journey to explore heritage and innovation of the luxury kitchen appliances.
At KI Cubus, customers have the opportunity to admire Gaggenau’s state-of-the-art designs, including the iconic ovens 400 series such as multi-functional combi-steam ovensand vacuum drawers exclusively developed for sous-vide cooking.
Customers will also find themselves amazed within the thoughtful, cutting-edge space by Poggenpohl+STAGE, +ARTESIO, + SEGMENTOa series of customisable units fully equipped to suit personal habits, preferences and interests.
“Poggenpohl has shared the same passion and synergy with Kitchen Infinity for over three decades. We are more than happy to see the opening of KI Cubus in Causeway Bay,” says Dr. Ulf Lange, founder of ADCURAM Group AG. “To us, this is not merely a place to showcase our products; it is where we share our expertise and design philosophy with our customers.”
“It’s been an amazing journey since Kitchen Infinity founded in 1986. The collaboration withGaggenau and Poggenpohl enabled us to offer luxury kitchen solutions for families to maintain theirhigh standard living. We are delighted to see the launch of our second showroom in Hong Kong and I am looking forward to a bright future ahead.” Says Sandra Wong, CEO of Kitchen Infinity.
Star chefs united for a culinary exchange
The opening ceremony was also honoured with the presence of celebrity chefs in Asia, who shared their professional know-how with the guests and media friends.
To inspire our guests and media friends to be creative with the pioneering products available at KI Cubus, Mr. Ryan Clift, Culinary Ambassador of Gaggenau and co-founder of Tippling Club in Singapore– Top 20 Restaurants in Asia, presentedhis latest creation of 5 kinds of canapé and demonstrated usingGaggenau 400 vacuum drawer and combi-steam oven.
Clift was also joined by top-notch Master Chefs and Mixologist from Hong Kong, who partake in Gaggenau Culinary Aritisan namely Vicky Cheng fromVEA restaurant & Lounge, Mok Kit Keung from Shang Palace(Kowloon Shangri-La HK), Lau Yiu Fai from Yan TohHeen (InterContinental HK), Tam Kwok Fung fromJade Dragon and Pearl Dragon(Melco Resorts & Entertainment), and Jay Khan from Rémy Cointreau.
A total of ten master chefs and mixologist, other than aforementioned five, the remaining five talented and award-winning chefs in Hong Kong’s fine culinary industry including RichardEkkebus from Landmark Mandarin Oriental HK, Michael Pretet from Amber HK, Ip Chi Cheung from Summer Palace( Island Shangri-La) and May Chow from Little Bao, Marike Van Beurden from Marike van Beurden Consulting Ltdare invited by Gaggenau to host its recently-launched ‘Culinary Artisan Masterclass’, a series of exclusive culinary classes for discerning home cooks. The schedule of the Masterclass will be announced periodically in the Facebook page of Gaggenau Hong Kong, Tasting Kitchen Magazine and Ming Pao Weekly.