Poggenpohl was founded in 1892 in the heart of Germany by Friedemir Poggenpohl, who set out to ‘improve the kitchen’. The firm designs custom, individualized kitchen systems which it builds in its factory in Herford, Germany. Technical expertise, materials of the highest quality, meticulous craftsmanship and carefule design go into every Poggenpohl kitchen. In their long history, Poggenpohl has pioneered many firsts in kitchen design, including white lacquer kitchen furniture, ergonomic work-top heights, and the development of the kitchen island.