We are quite impressed with what Poggenpohl has cooked up with its new Artesio range for 2011. Designed with inputs from renowned German architect Hadi Teherani they have experimented with the now-not-so-uncommon concept of cooking+living. It expands on traditional kitchen design by blending kitchen duty with your overall lifestyle. In recent years the open kitchen/living room plan has captured consumer hearts for allowing the multi-tasking chef to interact with their families and guests while cooking. Added in are a lot of bells and whistles including hidden contraptions, and unique platforms for display and lighting which all together seamlessly open up to the rest of the home’s architecture.