BOCA RATON, FL - A European cabinetry firm based in Paris, France, has opened Premium Kitchens in Boca Raton, FL, featuring its high end Italian-made cabinets kitchen with high-gloss finishes applied in a 30-step process.

Already operating eight showrooms around Paris, France, where it is known as Premium Cuisine, its kitchen line "marries artful simplicity with impeccable functionality," according to CEO Thierry Pigeot. He has relocated from France to Florida to establish the business, which formally opened Dec. 9.  

Premium Kitchens' showroom in Florida displays cabinets made with a high-gloss lacquer, which Pigeot says stands alone as a key selling point because of it's extensive layering process. The coating is applied 30 times to all six sides of the cabinet doors rendering a "completely seamless and aesthetically pleasing finish," he says.

Piegot says he decided to open a U.S. branch featuring the same approach to room design that he offers to clients in Europe, which he has not found during visits to America.

"Why specialize in Kitchen design?" asks Pigeot. "The kitchen is the main living space of the family. It should be functional, aesthetic, and ergonomic to optimally fit the ways of its users." Designs being marketed to U.S. consumers parallel those at Premier Kitchens European websites, with comfortable seating integrated into the open-plan designs, with kitchen, family living and dining areas integrated.

At the grand opening in Florida, Piegot featured live music and cuisine by local celebrity chef Oliver Saucy of Cafe Maxx, with food and wine pairings. The event was intended to show off the showroom and Premium Kitchen's design approach, but also provided networking and partnership opportunities for the design and building industries.

"Our goal is for this event to act as a catalyst for many more gatherings at our showroom," says Piegot's designer Tashia Rahl. "Keeping the vision of our clients consistently at the forefront, Premium Kitchens strives to deliver a dream kitchen to each client willing to push the limits of their imagination."

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