How do we want to live? How are our wants, needs and habits changing â€“ and what might the household appliances of the future look like so as to accommodate these changes? With Fireplace and FreshConnect, Bauknecht is presenting two design studies that provide some potential answers to these questions.
“These design studies could serve as inspiration for completely new product generations that are fundamentally different from the household appliances we know today,” explains Marten van der Mei, Marketing Director at Bauknecht. “Fireplace and FreshConnect introduce two concepts that not only use new technologies but which, more importantly, pick up on important trends that will shape our daily lives in the future.”
Fireplace: The hearth of the 21st century The Fireplace design study addresses the desire for more togetherness and interaction while cooking and eating. The focal point is a multifunctional table with a central digital cooking zone â€“ the modern hearth â€“ and a hood that serves as an air exchanger and creates different lighting and aroma moods. The height of both elements can be adjusted to ensure optimal ergonomics and accommodate different usage occasions.
Bauknecht is venturing a glimpse into the future and presenting a visionary design model: the first round washing machine. With the prototype, which was created in collaboration with Berlin designer Arman Emami, household appliance manufacturer Bauknecht wants to underscore its innovative acumen and present a foretaste of the design of the future.
“Although the pragmatic, box-like shape of normal washing machines is logical, itâ€™s totally lacking in emotion”, explains Emami â€“ which is why he departed from the classic style and liberated the appliance from its corners and edges. With its special blend of function and form, the Bauknecht machine is intended to provide a glimpse of what direction design for our homes might take in future.
Trendy design that harmonises with the rest of the interior, innovative technology that makes life easier and products that are kind to the environment over the long term â€“ anybody installing a kitchen nowadays wants to be sure it combines all these features. The same goes for cooling appliances. Bauknecht is aiming to satisfy all these requirements with its new premium series by the name of Lumiq.
The modern design has already achieved public recognition in the form of a red dot design award. The clean, sharp and unostentatious form of the smooth-surfaced doors conveys a modern look with a cool and compelling elegance. The contrasting design of the convenient touch displays, which are intuitive to operate and optimally integrated with the door, adds an interesting visual counterpoint to the new series. Available with â€śStainless Steel ProTouchâ€ť and â€śPremium Whiteâ€ť finishes, the appliances can easily be integrated into any kitchen environment.