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Cook & Room: impeccable design and maximum flexibility

2022. 02. 18
Cook & Room: impeccable design and maximum flexibility

The Cook & Room team has been creating cozy and stylish spaces for over 17 years. The founders of the brand, Nóra Venczel and Edina Rubinek-Litvai endorse the beloved Italian design, however, they do not only consider the MADE IN ITALY principle when choosing their products, but they also pay special attention to quality, uniqueness and the latest trends. Thanks to their well-established supplier relationships and maximum flexibility, they are able to satisfy a wide range of customer needs: Cook & Room references include small private homes in downtown Budapest, family homes and impressive villas in the suburbs. Get to know them through our interview!

How has Cook & Room started and changed since its launch?

In 2005, we opened our downtown store in 2005 at 22 Király Street in the 6th district, which was then one of the most beautiful kitchen showrooms in the country. First we ran under the name Prima Design, later on we took the name Cook & Room instead. At that time, we had about 15-20 design kitchen units on display on three floors. In the beginning we really liked to operate in the downtown design furniture district, then with the transformation of Király street and the surrounding area into a party district, furniture companies moved out of that district, so in 2018, we also decided to move to a new location. We wanted a new location that would allow for easy remodeling of the store and, after years of living downtown, accessibility by car and parking was also important to us. When choosing a new location, we were looking for a place with a rustic style. That’s why we chose an industrial park in Újbuda, in the 11th district at 70 Budafoki way. Here we currently have our furniture displayed on two floors. Since we have moved, we have been trying to realize our ideas and constantly renew and expand.

Which brands would you highlight from the Cook & Room product range and what makes them special?

GM Cucine is one of the largest furniture manufacturers in Northern Italy. Its kitchens are on the cutting edge of modern design, offering a variety of solid wood, enameled, laminated, foiled and HPL fronts. They are characterized by reliable quality and relatively fast delivery, which is highly appreciated nowadays.

Nova Cucine is also a company from northern Italy, considered to be medium-sized by Italian standards. The advantage of their smaller size over mass production is that they are able to satisfy individual needs. The clean lines and simplicity of their furniture are very popular amongst people looking for modern design. Their solid wood, veneered, HPL, enameled materials and finishes are available in a wide range of exciting colors.

When it comes to kitchen appliances, we prefer Bosch products for their elegant design and reliability, Neff appliances suitable for cooking enthusiasts, and Liebherr refrigerators for their design, user-friendly solutions and uncompromising quality.

In addition to distribution, you offer interior design and construction services as well. How would you describe the design process? What should people who want to entrust you with the design of their dream home or kitchen expect?

First of all, a personal meeting and a friendly chat is in order to assess your habits and expectations over a nice cup of Italian coffee. After getting to know each other and establishing the main guidelines, the concept planning starts, then we work out the details. Working together with a client is always more than just interior design, as together we create a personalized home for individuals and families. We are also happy to take on the construction and implementation of the design, making life easier for our clients.

What trends and novelties have you come across recently that have stirred your imagination?

Laminates, which are now being produced and used to such a high standard that it is a challenge even for professionals to tell the difference between authentic wood fronts and imitations. Apart from that, we always welcome newer technical and hardware solutions, such as a fully mechanical kitchen door system that can be pushed aside very easily. Among other things, we will be presenting a similar product at the Kitchen Show.

Discover the revolutionary kitchen appliances and materials of Cook & Room at the Budapest Arena between 22-24 April. In the meantime, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, where we serve you with fresh content before and during the event!

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