Top 6 Kitchens at Clarke Designer Appreciation Night

Posted by Clarke

Sep 23, 2016 9:11:07 AM

Clarke's Annual Designer Appreciation Night (DAN) took place last night at the newest Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen at 7 Tide in Boston Seaport, so it was no surprise that the food, entertainment and vibe was all about Boston.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Wolf, Clarke Designer Appreciation Night

Nationally Acclaimed Design Writers Offer Luncheon Event at Clarke's 7 Tide Showroom

Posted by Clarke

Sep 20, 2016 1:46:56 PM

On October 5th and 6th, the Boston Design Center will host Boston Design Market 2016. This two-day event is designed to allow architects, interior designers and their clients to immerse themselves in everything to do with residential design. Now just steps away at 7 Tide Street, Boston Seaport's newest design destination, there's even more reason to attend!

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Topics: 7 Tide, Boston Design Market

Clarke's Sub-Zero & Wolf Mobile Showroom on the Streets of Boston

Posted by Clarke

Sep 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Screen_Shot_2016-09-02_at_1.53.08_PM.pngAs each new iconic structure rises above the Boston skyline, taking the city literally to new heights, it's easy to get caught up in the awesome architectural achievements and forget the hard-working people who put their skills and sweat into these buildings. In honor of Labor Day, we thought you'd enjoy a look at a unique Clarke event that recently catered to those contractors working on what will become Boston's tallest residential building - One Dalton.

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Clarke Introduces Wolf Induction Range for the Quickest Way to Delicious

Posted by Clarke

Aug 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

CU_IR304TE_SIMMER_TCS_051616_2048px.jpgThere's a whole new alternative to gas in a high-performance range. The new Wolf Induction Range (which will be available in Clarke's authorized dealers in October) gives you a cooktop with incredible speed, control and energy efficiency. It boils water faster than gas (really - with almost instantaneous temperature response!) It gives you precise high end to low end control. Imagine control steady enough to simmer sauces and melt chocolate without scorching every time! A Wolf Induction Cooktop also means you'll never have to worry about children burning themselves on a flame or about forgetting to turn off the cooktop (when you remove the pot or pan all you're left with is a cool surface.)

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Clarke Showroom, Wolf, Wolf Induction Cooktop, 7Tide, Wolf Dual Convection Oven

It's all About Details at Clarke's Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom at 7 Tide

Posted by Clarke

Aug 10, 2016 10:00:00 AM

During a recent photo shoot at Clarke's new Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen at 7 Tide in Boston Seaport, we were lucky to have Alyssa Loukola, an aspiring photographer from Wells, Maine, working with us as a photo intern. Alyssa has a keen artistic eye and the shots she took, in between all of the other action where she was assisting, intrestingly captured the fact that Clarke designs showrooms down to the most minute details.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Clarke Showroom, Wolf, 7Tide

Clarke's Sub-Zero & Wolf Test Kitchen offers Small Bites

Posted by Kelly McCoy

Aug 1, 2016 7:48:09 AM

Clarke wants you to taste your future.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Clarke Showroom, Wolf, 7 Tide

A Tale of Two Clarke Boston Showroom Pros

Posted by Kelly McCoy

Jul 26, 2016 8:37:39 PM

As Clarke curated the staff for their new Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen at 7 TIde in Boston, the focus was on knowledge, professionalism, a passion for customer service and an unbridled enthusiasm for fresh food and cooking. Two women who have joined Clarke's Boston showroom team are exceptional in that they are consummate appliance veterans who have worked for other high-end brands for more than 20 years and have found their home at Clarke together in this new venture.

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The Tide Has Come In...

Posted by Kelly McCoy

Jun 2, 2016 10:49:54 AM

By Jenny Tredeau - Clarke Showroom Consultant

Clarke has recently opened a new showroom at 7 Tide, in Boston’s Seaport. There has been so much interest in the showroom that we couldn't postpone opening any longer, though our early guests are still seeing us putting the finishing touches on this beautiful space. One handcrafted hood hasn't arrived (and it's going to be stunning!) The furniture that will make our demo kitchen a "theater" is due in soon. The exterior is still being clad and our    o
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Topics: Sub-Zero, Clarke Showroom, New England designers, Wolf Appliances, Sub-Zero appliances, 7 Tide, Boston Showroom

Clarke Unveils Understated Elegance Kitchen in South Norwalk Showroom

Posted by Kelly McCoy

Feb 16, 2016 4:24:11 PM

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In April of 2001, Clarke opened its South Norwalk (SoNo), Connecticut showroom, the second in New England to inspire jaw-dropping visits from designers and homeowners alike. Fans visited from all over Fairfield County and beyond, and the area that garnered the most comments inside the 10,000-square-foot showroom was the English Country kitchen right inside the entrance. With its extraordinary cabinetry, hand-painted tile, massive granite-topped island, three cooktop options and revolutionary cabinet-clad Sub-Zero refrigeration, homeowners came from far and wide to study the elements they wanted to incorporate into their own homes.

 The classic design elements and quality materials stood the test of time, as Clarke remodeled areas throughout the showroom over the past 15 years, but left the English Country kitchen in tact for all to see...until now.

 In 2016, Clarke SoNo has unveiled a stunning replacement for that iconic kitchen. Vincent Cappello of Putnam Kitchens worked with Clarke Showroom Manager Marco Barallon to create a new magnet for all who want to explore the latest in kitchen design and technology. The result is a stunning transitional expression of Dutch Made cabinetry, Sub-Zero food preservation, the latest in cooking technology from Wolf, Wenge wood accents and so much more.

In 2001, visitors often used the phrase "a feast for the eyes" as their immediate reaction to entering the SoNo space and laying eyes on the first kitchen. "Our recent visitors are even more entranced now," said Barallon, who reports dozens of designers are already escorting clients in to demonstrate elements they plan to incorporate into designs. In fact, in an unprecedented moment, Clarke CEO Tom Clarke recently saw the new kitchen for the first time and said, "This is what I want, wrap it up," referring to his intent to replicate the entire design in his own new home in Massachusetts.

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"I wanted the custom cabinetry to reflect the newest thinking in design and engineering," said Cappello."It needed to complement the new technology being employed by Sub-Zero and Wolf in their iconic appliances. Together they needed to make a bold new statement."

In a style Clarke customers have already dubbed as "Understated Elegance," Cappello selected luxurious finishes that are subtle at the same time.

"We worked with Dutch Made to design a custom door and drawer just for Clarke," said Cappello. "If you look closely, the drawer head is part of the door design. They are not designed to look as if they are two different design elements."

 

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The cabinet facades are painted a soft custom grey and each offers surprises when opened. Special lighting illuminates the fine walnut interiors, a detail that adds a level of elegance and sophistication that is unexpected, yet perfect in this kitchen. All drawers employ a special mechanism, which allows the homeowner to simply touch any drawer, as well as the hidden pantry columns, to open them automatically. For those who do not want to utilize handles or knobs in their design, this is a perfect solution.

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When replacing the stone of the original massive English Country kitchen island, Clarke knew they needed a new level of extraordinary to greet visitors. The new stone island and countertops, by Infinity Stone Inc., have provided the requisite "wow factor." Stone artisans have mitered every exposed edge. The stone was meticulously seamed in a book match pattern on the island and the full-height backsplash. This means the pattern and grain on the left side mirror the image on the right. In addition, in a Herculean effort of fabrication, a niche was carved out of the thick quartzite backsplash over the range to create a focal point.

"We also added drama by framing the elevations with high-gloss Wenge veneer," explained Cappello. "These are complemented by the radius ends of the island, which are also finished is solid Wenge wood fabricated by Raging River Counterworks."

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One end of the island was designed for seating, with an overhang that is also lit beneath to show the detailed under panels. On the other end, wood top artisans at Raging River Counter Works crafted a solid Wenge wood prep center with a solid wood sink and chopping space with built-in knife slots. Their  proprietary "Watershed Finish" is designed to provide years of use, and the gleaming Waterstone faucet sits like a jewel atop this part of the island.

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The appliances are both luxurious and subtle as well, with Sub-Zero's 30" integrated column refrigerator and matching 30" integrated column freezer appearing to be more like mirror-clad armoires than appliances, accurately reflecting Cappello's need to be both elegant and understated. The integrated refrigerator drawers are more undetectable than ever, with the cabinet door design deceiving the eye.

To keep the subtle grey, white and stainless pallet in tact, Cappello opted for the stainless knobs (as opposed to the iconic red) on the

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Topics: Clarke Showroom, kitchen design, kitchen designers, Sub-Zero Refrigerator Drawers, Wolf Coffee System, Sub-Zero refrigerators, Wolf Range, Wolf Induction Cooktop, Clarke South Norwalk Showroom

Clarke Announces Kitchen Design Trends from Sub-Zero & Wolf Design Contest Winners

Posted by Kelly McCoy

Feb 9, 2016 7:09:06 PM

When Sub-Zero and Wolf polled the 53 regional design contest winners (including New England's David Hacin, Rosemary Porto and Heather Kahler) in the 2015 Kitchen Design Contest, a list of trends started to emerge.

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Topics: Wolf Convection Steam Oven, kitchen designers, Wolf Appliances, Sub-Zero Integrated Refrigerators, Sub-Zero appliances, Wolf Induction Cooktop, Kitchen Design Trends

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