European-Style Cabinetry: Less is More, Still True Today, as it Has Been for Decades

Using European Cabinets to Create Modern, Customizable, Fit-for-Purpose Designs
Sponsored by Lineadecor USA

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the characteristics of European cabinetry.
  2. Compare different materials available for cabinet frames and doors and understanding the timelines required for the production of different materials and design.
  3. Discuss the collaborative process between design professional and international cabinet manufacturer to ensure efficient and precise production in accordance with the local construction industry specifics and delivery process.
  4. Assess how today’s international manufacturers implement change to be able to supply the US market.


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This course examines how the attributes of European cabinetry are uniquely suited to design, allowing the kitchen's aesthetic to be integrated with the rest of the home. The unique attributes of European cabinets enable a united and functional aesthetic for residential projects. Building on milestones from the evolution of fitted kitchens, European cabinets embrace the latest in innovations, both in design trends and maximizing functionality and sustainability. Materials and production advantages of European cabinetry are discussed, as well as how to best collaborate with a manufacturer to ensure design expectations are met.


Photo courtesy of Lineadecor USA


Lineadecor USA Lineadecor, is a leading international kitchen furniture brand, manufactured in Turkey and designed with Italian gusto since 1991. Lineadecor creates a difference in the sector with its superiority in production and material quality, creative design approach, and global network. The product range enhances the capabilities of the modular kitchen with its aesthetic and functional lines and innovative design to meet each customer’s unique needs for a variety of kitchen solutions. By providing consultation services throughout the architectural design stage, Lineadecor USA proves to be not only a kitchen furniture supplier, but a design partner for both individual residential retail projects as well as large-scale multi-family developments. For more information visit or


Originally published in December 2020