Kitchen Design Week

Find out how Gaggenau, founded as an ironworks in southern Germany in 1683, developed into a company that today produces some of the most advanced and aesthetically considered kitchen appliances in the world.

Gaggenau began life as an ironworks making household goods in 1683. It was founded by Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm of Baden Baden with the aim of expanding the economy of the region beyond agriculture

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Gaggenau began life as an ironworks making household goods in 1683. It was founded by Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm of Baden Baden with the aim of expanding the economy of the region beyond agriculture

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A line drawn through the highlights of Gaggenau’s past to its present-day enterprise is as streamlined as the silhouette of one of its iconic ovens. It tells a smooth evolutionary tale of a brand that began life as an ironworks in the south of Germany in 1683, and now makes some of the world’s most technically advanced, operationally smooth and aesthetically joy-inducing kitchen appliances.

The 15-by-2-metre Gaggenau logo in original blue enamel lettering over the factory building in Lipsheim, where the ovens, combi-steam ovens and extractors are made today

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The 15-by-2-metre Gaggenau logo in original blue enamel lettering over the factory building in Lipsheim, where the ovens, combi-steam ovens and extractors are made today

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Along the way, Gaggenau innovated a robust enamel in the 19th century that has evolved into the signature blue lining of its ovens today, introduced the concept of built-in appliances in the 1950s, and, in recent decades, turned to chef-driven design and the adaptation of professional functionality into domestic kitchens. It is a clear heritage of innovation, craftsmanship, high-quality materials and functionality to draw on and carry forward.

The combi-steam oven adapts to different layouts. The 400 series sits proud of the surface, while the 200 series is flush to the wall. Other options include a fixed water connection or tank possibilities

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The combi-steam oven adapts to different layouts. The 400 series sits proud of the surface, while the 200 series is flush to the wall. Other options include a fixed water connection or tank possibilities

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Take the latest iteration of the combi-steam oven, which introduced steam cooking to domestic audiences in 1999, but continually updates to accommodate new cooking habits. The latest 200 and 400 series models enhance the offer to uncompromising private chefs with increased capacity and the possibilities of steam in combination with hot air, a full surface grill and low-temperature cooking. But it also pushes the practical and aesthetic possibilities of the built-in kitchen. The options are vast not only in terms of functionality, but in planning flexibility thanks to variables in the finish allowing seamless integration into any kitchen space. Appliances can be arranged horizontally, vertically or in block combinations while the colour tones and finishes available facilitate a customised array of complementary appliances.

It is a level of attention that has kept Gaggenau at the forefront of the industry through the centuries and continues to make them the choice for the world’s most coveted kitchens today.

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