January 24, 2023
Be it quaint storage items or classy tableware, any modern-day kitchen is incomplete without accessories and the life they bring to the space.
The kitchen is slowly getting the kind of attention it requires. Erstwhile, this space was relegated to a portion of the house with limited design, while the major living areas and washrooms were designed and decorated to the hilt. But, this trend is slowly changing. With the entry of several designer kitchens in the country, customers gradually understand the importance of designing their kitchens as well.
With all premium customers vying for the most unique and customised accessories, it will not be long before the market for tableware will grow manifold. Photo Courtesy: Arttd’inox Modular Kitchens
Currently, the trend is for every accessory to fit seamlessly into the kitchen – in terms of design and storage. This gives the space the feel of a neat, clean and clutter-free environment. This is especially important with the concept of show kitchens coming up in homes today. Kitchen designers today look at form and functionality as critical inputs for a kitchen to look pleasing.
Kitchen accessories, too, are getting the attention of designers, and there is immense activity happening in this space. Many trends are now dictating tableware and its use in the kitchen. One of the most noticeable ones is the move from formal to casual dining. Designers and customers alike are increasingly favouring more modern, trendy tableware and accessories. More natural materials are being used – like bamboo, wood, etc – unlike the usual ceramic and chinaware.
Colour, too, has seeped into every nook and corner of this space – be it in the counters, cabinets or even appliances; it is not unusual to see lime green mixers or bright-red hand blenders in the modern kitchen. Cabinetry, too, comes in bright blues and deep purples, and white and black kitchens are also catching the customer’s eye. As a result, accessories – and matching ones at that – are taking precedence in kitchen design. So much so that every client with a premium range kitchen is also looking for it to be accessorised well.
The designer's input adds value to the final product. A lot of bright colours like red, and orange, and a lot of citrusy shades like orange, lemon and lime are being used in small appliances and accessories. Earlier, while people would refrain from buying such bold colours, now they are thronging to show off these colourful elements. As a result, the kitchen has become a fun and friendly space to gather in.
Kitchen accessories are getting the attention of designers, and there is immense activity happening in this space. Photo Courtesy: Arttd’inox Modular Kitchens
Stainless steel accessories
Today, a lot of Indian kitchen companies are customising their products to suit the Indian kitchen. Take for instance Arttd’inox – a decade-old brand from the house of Jindal Stainless Ltd. - which ensures that all things Indian are accommodated in its kitchen designs. Accessories by the brand are tailor-made for Indian wet and oily cooking conditions. They are easy to maintain, pest-resistant and corrosion free. Moreover, they are designed to be flexible and adaptable for intelligent space utilisation. Their building block is stainless steel, which is a timeless material, hygienic, durable and easy to maintain.
Stainless steel is a very versatile material in the kitchen; it is easy to clean, looks classy and blends in well with almost any décor. It is a material that is almost universal in the cooking space – both residential and commercial. As a material, steel is an iron alloy. It is strong, and doesn’t chip, bend or scratch easily. However, it rusts pretty quickly, and stainless steel is the answer to this. Stainless steel is a metal allow with around 10-11 per cent chromium, which prevents oxidization of the steel and thus rust. Moreover, stainless steel is also non-reactive to acids and durable.
It is suitable for Indian cooking as well. The oil can be cleaned easily off these accessories. Arttd’inox produces over six categories of designer stainless steel products including a bar range, dining range and beverage range. One of its latest ranges is the ‘hungry caterpillar’ series. This range combines the warm combination of brass and stainless steel with a hint of gold to give richness to the kitchen and dining space. The range also includes beverage and dining sets to complete the elite presentation.
With all premium customers vying for the most unique and customised accessories, it will not be long before the market for tableware will grow manifold. And, the options will be staggering! It’s just a matter of time.
(With inputs from Arttd’inox Modular Kitchens. The article was published in the )