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Recreating the kitchen of the future

We have been doing the same for more than 125 years but always a bit differently

1892 Company founded by Friedemir Poggenpohl

Friedemir Poggenpohl set up a small furniture company with showroom in 1892. Making Poggenpohl Germany’s oldest kitchen manufacturer.


Poggenpohl’s ten-layer polishing technique establishes the brand’s expertise in lacquer. Its fame spreads far beyond Germany.

1940 – 1987

Walter Ludewig (1910–2007) is the CEO of Poggenpohl. He is considered to be the “father of the fitted kitchen” and influences the Germans’ taste in kitchens for decades.

1950 The first unit kitchen: form 1000

Poggenpohl presents form 1000, the first unit kitchen, at the Furniture Fair in Cologne. Exports to neighbouring countries start at the end of the decade.


form 2000 in a so-called 13-grid pattern marks the technical progression from a unit kitchen to a sophisticated fitted kitchen range.

1970 Luigi Colani’s experiment 70

Poggenpohl presents the experiment 70 kitchen study, a bubble kitchen by Luigi Colani, which provides a futuristic impression of the year 2000.


Poggenpohl offers the first solid wood kitchen, the form 2000 MC 88, starting a trend for wood kitchens in the Seventies.


Poggenpohl presents the first high-gloss lacquer kitchen as an exclusive top model with the form 2400.


Poggenpohl introduces the +INTEGRATION design concept at Eurocucina in Milan. This concept opens up the kitchen into the living room like no other.


Poggenpohl presents the +MODO kitchen concept in cooperation with the renowned designer Jorge Pensi.

2007 Collaboration with Porsche Design: P′7340

With Porsche Design Poggenpohl presents the P′7340, which is to be considerably more masculine than previous kitchens.


The new +ARTESIO kitchen by Poggenpohl was designed in collaboration with renowned Iranian-born architect Hadi Teherani.


With +STAGE Poggenpohl presents intelligent design for maximum creative flexibility, a highly functional piece of furniture with customised fittings.

2018 +VENOVO

With +VENOVO Poggenpohl presents a kitchen that adapts totally to its surroundings. A solitaire that is iconic and memorable.