With decades of experience in manufacture, countless iconic ranges over the years and numerous design awards to back this, a SieMatic kitchen truly stands in a league of its own when it comes to the German kitchen market. By choosing a SieMatic kitchen you are safe in the knowledge it will always be at the forefront of design and quality – or how else would a brand tell such a legacy?
With its 100th birthday now on the horizon, enjoy our summary below of SieMatic’s journey through the ages.
Enter the swinging sixties and the newly named ‘SieMatic’ presented the SieMatic 6006. It quickly became a world sensation as the first completely built-in strip handle kitchen, setting new trends in kitchen design and establishing a German style of kitchen which is still recognised globally today. The SieMatic 6006 became the most sold fitted kitchen in Germany.
As trends developed, SieMatic, continuing to lead the market, launched the SieMatic 1001 AL. Featuring polished surfaces, smooth panels and distinctive mouldings, it became the most successful kitchen of the 70s whilst SieMatic celebrated their 50th anniversary.
Welcome to the ‘80s, where highly polished doors, square profiles and gold knobs were widely admired. The SieMatic 1001 KL ticked all these boxes, becoming another design classic, offered by SieMatic for the next 20 years.
This era also launched SieMatic SL, featuring continuous recess channels and a simple, pure design that would pave the way for a style that is still popular to this day. Later to be renamed the ‘S2’ it is still our most popular SieMatic kitchen range.
Ulrich Wilhelm Siekmann joined the company as the 3rd generation of Siekmann and the decade saw the launch of new distinctive styles: SieMatic 7007 MR and SieMatic Modula – ‘the kitchen for a new generation’. Alongside these contemporary designs, SieMatic launched their most exclusive range to date: the SieMatic 1001 Painter’s Collection. Each door was meticulously hand painted, coat by coat and according to the ‘paint and wipe’ technique of the 19th century.
SieMatic celebrated the turn of the century with a relaunch of their iconic SieMatic 6006 - the first ever fitted kitchen - 40 years after it was first presented and mirroring the purist design aesthetic with a modern new look.
In stark comparison, the SieMatic BeauxArts collection (in collaboration with Chicago designer Mick De Giulio) reflects a unique design philosophy which was strongly influenced by the Beaux Arts architectural style of American metropolises.
August Wilheim Siekmann passed away in 2004 aged 81. The ‘August-Wilheim Siekmann-Forum’ opened as part of the company’s 75th anniversary and still welcomes visitors from across the globe as SieMatic’s headquarters and flagship showroom.
The iconic SieMatic S1 launched in 2008. Seemingly conservative, it uses seamlessly integrated technology to create a kitchen that is practical and intuitive with simple functionality – perhaps a nod to the ‘smart kitchen’ of the future?
Celebrating 50 years of truly handleless kitchens, the SieMatic 6006, a true design classic, is once again reimagined for the modern day and reasserts itself as an ultra-modern and contemporary kitchen.
The 2015 LivingKitchen exhibition at Cologne saw SieMatic unveil three new distinct style collections: PURE | URBAN | CLASSIC.
PURE – function and design combined with minimalist and sophisticated style.
URBAN – modular and asymmetrical; juxtaposition of textures and a combination of open and closed spaces.
CLASSIC – elegantly combining values of old and new.
‘Timeless by Tradition’ – SieMatic celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2019 alongside the innovative and striking new PURE SLX range, originally introduced in Milan to coincide with the biannual Euro Cucina exhibition.
A new concept for handleless kitchens, its ergonomic, mitred, grip profile is delicately highlighted by integrated LED strip lighting, only visible by shadow gap.
SieMatic becomes a valued member of the internationally successful, family-run Nison group in 2020.
Despite a turbulent start to the decade, 2022 saw the launch of MONDIAL, a brand new style collection. Characterised by the simplicity of geometric forms and opulent expressive materials, MONDIAL pushes the boundaries of conventional kitchen design once again.