A Mid-Week Weekend with BSH Group

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Thermador Chef’s Kitchen With
New 48″ Pro Grand Oven
 with Steam oven built-in.

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When I say “BSH Assemble” or Bosch Siemens Home Appliance Assemble I don’t “household name”. But in fact they are the parent company behind the brands: Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau , household names around the globe and leaders in appliance equipment.  My guess would be that a large percentage of people who have remodeled a kitchen in the last ten being will recognize the Bosch and Thermador brands very well loved respectively for dishwashers and oven/cooktop equipment and a host of other kitchen and laundry appliances. Gaggenau I don’t know less known but a leader in elite cooking equipment and a brand to explore if you are plotting a luxury kitchen renovation.?

Arizona Sundown

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?????While the company is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, it has operated a training facility in Scottsdale Arizona for several being. I was fortunate to be invited out last week for an extensive tour and immersion in brand training, it is the last tour they were doing before closing the facility and constructing a new one near the company headquarters. It was a treat to be in Scottsdale and and opportunity to appreciate the landscape and the gorgeous giant cactus which can live up to 200 being.
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The Frank Lloyd School of Architecture and Private
 resdience at Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Even even if the visit was concise it was packed with activity and information, and I was fortunate to be included in a diverse assemble of some of the most talented and innovative kitchen designers you will find all brought to Scottsdale from around the country for two days of learning and sharing. There is so much to tell that I am plotting a separate post on each brand and wanted to start today by sharing a bit about the Team Build they offered us upon arrival that impressed me beyond my expectations and is a must see for anyone visiting Scottsdale with an ounce of interest in design, Taliesin West, the Winter home and architecture school of Frank Lloyd Wright, now owned by his foundation.
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Construction started in the late 1930’s, and rests in the Arizona desert foothills, positioned to overlook what Frank Lloyd Wright called his desert ocean, a vast see of varied species of Cacti resembling sea coral, the principle theme behind all of the structures is that they have a roof slope of 30 degrees resembling the gentle slope of the desert mountains . Building went on here for many being, and his rationalized contemporary design belies the fact that he was born in 1867.

Arizona Cactus Landscape
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There are several water features on the campus, where the school of architecture still operates here half of the year. And on the tour we were able to visit the personal living spaces he and his wife shared and entertained in, as well as the two theaters, and his private screening room. I now say he invented the original Man Cave in addition to the carport, theater aisle lighting, and THE OPEN FLOORPLAN.????
Frank Lloyd Wrights “boardwalk”
to his favorite vista.
When Frank Lloyd Wright died at nearly 92 being ancient he had authored 20 books, and of the 1100+ project he has designed over 500 were completed. It’s a rich history and something I would certainly repeat given the chance also noting it was a fitting filed trip considering the breadth and contributions to equipment made by the Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau appliance brands. Over the next week I will look forward to sharing some of the history and innovation that these brands are well-known for as well as share some of the consequences of the brand comparison testing we were able to go at the training facility.

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Living in your Kitchen — design trends– Aston Smith

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