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BORA Magazine 01|2019 – English

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  • Extractor
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BORA Magazine is published in 12 languages. It invites the reader to learn more about the BORA products and discover fascinating stories behind the brand.

To be able to live under

To be able to live under the same roof, you need to know each other really well. This is the case with Gundhild and Werner Seelbach, and Claus Hölzer and Hans-Georg Hölzer-Wied. They’ve been close friends for many years. They get on like a house on fire. And so they decided to build a pair of semi-detached houses together in Siegen. Work began in 2015. And since December 2017, both couples have been living side by side. In complete harmony. Together but not in each others’ pockets. Something else that they have in common is a particular feature in their kitchens: Unbeknown to each other, they both opted for BORA cooktop extractors. The initial conditions for building the houses didn’t make things easy. ‘The plot sits on a steep slope,’ explains Werner Seelbach, 67, himself an architect. ‘That’s why the work on the foundations was extremely laborious. Strutting was necessary right up to the road with a contiguous bored pile wall.’ But these teething problems are a thing of the past. Now Gundhild and Werner Seelbach enjoy natural light in the rooms that they have decorated simply and modestly. ‘Neither of us like cluttered rooms,’ says Gundhild, 57, ‘and we’ve also avoided stark contrasts. Our design style is predominantly clear, yet subtle.’ 76 BORA MAGAZINE

HOME STORY EXPERIENCE Far left: Werner, Claus, Hans-Georg and Gundhild. The four of them have been friends for years and live under the same roof. Left: At the Seelbachs’, plain stylistic elements dominate: simple and modest. Fresh flowers are a must. The couple’s plain and simple style is also reflected in the kitchen fittings. This also applies in the 15-square-metre kitchen, designed by the ‘plan 3 Küche’ team. The couple first came into contact with BORA in the company’s showroom and was immediately enthused by the benefits of an extraction system without a cumbersome hood to restrict their vision. ‘We have an open kitchen here,’ says Werner, ‘and that’s where the advantages of the BORA Classic system really come into play. Thanks to optimum extraction, there are no odours in the kitchen or in the neighbouring dining and living room.’ BORA MAGAZINE 77

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