Works

BULTHAUP – B3 WORKING TOP

Couple of months ago we got a call from our favorite engineer in the world, head of product development at Bulthaup, proposing us a short collaboration on reinventing the working plate of their prestigious b3 kitchen system.

Bulthaup is a brand we know quite well and for whom we worked some years. After a very intensive collaboration (once we even moved to a hotel next to the factory for 3 months) we got a very good proposal by Bulthaup for having a position in their company. We had to make a decision, whether to keep on going and becoming kitchen designers for life, or to stop it and keep our office running. Even though it was very tempting, we decided for the office. If there is something we know is the diversity of product categories we work is what keep us alive. We love the idea of working in systems but at the same time on electronics, accessories and furniture. Why not in clothes as well? Our passion is to invent and by keeping the working field so open our motivation is always on top.

This new short collaboration with Bulthaup was something we did with a lot of pleasure. Their briefings are always jigsaw puzzles and it feels wonderful the moment we find the solution.
For a kitchen studio like Bulthaup a working plate is normally a problematic part to sell. It happens very often that the client decides to acquire the working plate on a regional supplier, since it is nothing more than a plate. Duo to industrial technologies a company like Bulthaup can access, it was possible to generate some haptic moments on the integration of elements like the sink or the cooking field. It’s not anymore about precise and geometrical cuts and silicone connections, but about a fluid connection of the working plate with these elements. And functionally, to clean a working top was never so easy.
The cherry on top is the fact that the working top gets independent from the closets underneath, creating a whole new picture on the kitchen landscape.

The new b3 working top was presented by Bulthaup during the EuroCucina, Salone del Mobile 2016, Milan.

GAGGENAU – VARIO PLUS

These two cooking appliances open up new options for the molekular kitchen and expand the existing gaggenau vario hob series. The Icy Fryer shock freezes food with liquid nitrogen: finger food or desserts can be cooked at lightning speed, with a spectacular show effect. The Vacuum Cooker provides the preparation of meals at low temperatures. Without water or oxygen it retains the vitamins, minerals and the natural consistency of the food.

ICY FRYER IC440
Liquid nitrogen flows safely into a bowl and can be dosed by using an adjustable switch. The developing vapour is extracted and channelled across a corrugated aluminium tin which serves an additional cooling surface.

VACUUM COOKER VC450
The food to be simmered is suspended in the frame between two layers of foil. The frame is placed in the vacuum station to extract the oxygen. Vitamins, minerals and aromatic essences are locked in. When the VC450 is activated, the glass frame rises to the level of the food to be simmered and fills with water.

This study is a result of the Gaggenau Design Workshop 2007 and was done in collaboration with Dominique Beolet.

GAGGENAU – INDUCTION HOB

In this concept for the Gaggenau Design Workshop 2007 we used all advantages of the induction technology and in what was then the current evolution in the interface technology. Induction hobs are almost as fast as gas stoves and a lot more saver, because the cooking plate doesn’t get that hot. But induction fields still have been developed with the same old layout of regular cooking fields, “four” round dots.

This concept uses instead of four big induction coils a collection of small ones.  The position, size and shape of a pot is recognized by sensors and only the coils which are needed become activated. If the pot is moved, other coils get activated. No energy is lost, because only the way of the electricity has to change to generate the magnetic field on another position. You can relocate the pot while cooking and change the temperature with a interactive touch interface.

 

This study is a result of the Gaggenau Design Workshop 2007 and was done in collaboration with Dominique Beolet.

BULTHAUP – WASTE ELEMENT

Constructive connections and kinetic and static elements dissipate into purely geometric elements. The circle combines with the triangle, the square and the rectangle to form a sculptural whole. Geometry and function fuse to create an iconic masterpiece.

The waste element is based on the interplay of individual geometric forms and volumes. Compact design and balanced proportions define this self-contained unit for collecting waste and recyclables.

In collaboration with Bulthaup Design and Bulthaup Engineering Team.

 

BULTHAUP – SHELVING ELEMENT

Constructive connections and kinetic and static elements dissipate into purely geometric elements. The circle combines with the triangle, the square and the rectangle to form a sculptural whole. Geometry and function fuse to create an iconic masterpiece.

The wall-mounted shelving element extends the worktop upwards, creating two areas: one for work and one for storage. This makes the space above the worktop functional and ergonomic. All design details, plus the contents of the shelves, are directly visible. Alternatively, they can be concealed behind a sliding door depending on whether the user requires storage space or wants to showcase treasured items or collectibles.

In collaboration with Bulthaup Design and Bulthaup Engineering Team.

 

BULTHAUP – PRESENTATION ELEMENT

Constructive connections and kinetic and static elements dissipate into purely geometric elements. The circle combines with the triangle, the square and the rectangle to form a sculptural whole. Geometry and function fuse to create an iconic masterpiece.

The presentation element demonstrates the aluminum connecting element’s aesthetics to great effect. Pull-out shelf boards in aluminum, walnut or oak with glass frames can be opened from all sides depending on the bracket’s position.

In collaboration with Bulthaup Design and Bulthaup Engineering Team.

 

BULTHAUP – PREPARATION ELEMENT

Constructive connections and kinetic and static elements dissipate into purely geometric elements. The circle combines with the triangle, the square and the rectangle to form a sculptural whole. Geometry and function fuse to create an iconic masterpiece.

The preparation element was designed to maximize functionality. It can be opened in many user-friendly ways, supporting the intelligent architecture. Carefully chosen material combinations create an out-of the-ordinary haptic experience.

In collaboration with Bulthaup Design and Bulthaup Engineering Team.

BULTHAUP – COOKING TABLE

Constructive connections and kinetic and static elements dissipate into purely geometric elements. The circle combines with the triangle, the square and the rectangle to form a sculptural whole. Geometry and function fuse to create an iconic masterpiece.

The cooking table is a further element for the kitchen as a living space. It places cooking at the center of communication. The design of the cooking table also picks up on the fascinating interplay between open and closed surfaces. Functionality takes a step back to allow wood, aluminum and concrete to create a sensuous experience.

In collaboration with Bulthaup Design and Bulthaup Engineering Team.

 

BULTHAUP – SOLITAIRES

Constructive connections and kinetic and static elements dissipate into purely geometric elements. The circle combines with the triangle, the square and the rectangle to form a sculptural whole. Geometry and function fuse to create an iconic masterpiece.

The Bulthaup Solitaires are open on all sides, and can be fitted with functional elements as the owners see fit, enabling them to create their personal iconic masterpiece. The functional elements, too, can be pulled out and utilized from all sides. The solitaires subordinate themselves to their users. 45-degree brackets slot into perforations on the interior of the legs. The height can be seamlessly adjusted. Functional elements, offered in a choice of materials, can be inserted onto the profiles and into the brackets.

In collaboration with Bulthaup Design and Bulthaup Engineering Team.

 

BULTHAUP – NICHE

In collaboration with the Bulthaup Design-Team and Engineers.
Installation by Florian Böhm & Annahita Kamali at Via Durini at Bulthaup Showroom Via Durini, Milan.

“bulthaup answers the call for a space we can enjoy with all five senses: sight, taste, touch, smell and hearing. For the 21st-century kitchen, this means flexibility and adapting to meet individual requirements. A landscape created from bulthaup b3 elements shows what this might look like. The installation plays with a range of materials, heights, and finishes that shape how we work when cooking. It shifts perspectives and opens the mind to a broader conception of the kitchen. And if we are willing to try something new, it invites us to explore this new terrain.”

Text by bulthaup.
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