Bauknecht: Ideas for the kitchen of the future

Fireplace besteht aus einem multifunktionalen Tisch mit zentraler digitaler „Feuerstelle“ und aus einer Haube, die für den Luftaustausch und für unterschiedliche Licht- und Duftstimmungen sorgt. (Foto: Bauknecht)
Fireplace consists of a multifunctional table with a central, digital “hearth” and a hood that not only serves as an air exchanger but creates different lighting and aroma moods as well. (photo: Bauknecht) 

How do we want to live? How are our wants, needs and habits changing – 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 – the modern hearth – 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.