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FutureKitchen: Alfredo Häberli’s kitchen vision
For Swiss design star Alfredo Häberli, the kitchen is the soul of the house – and he’s turned his attention to its contemporary manifestations on more than one occasion over the years. Now the Cologne trade fair experts have invited him to design a future kitchen for the Future Design format that’s part of LivingKitchen’s new supporting programme: 160 sq m of space will be dedicated to an entire interior scenario with the kitchen as its centre.
Alfredo Häberli’s vision of the future kitchen is characterised by surprising clarity and straightforwardness. The internationally renowned designer takes the history of the kitchen, abstracts the idea from the form and offers visitors an architectonic surface for projection that suddenly makes anything seems possible: space for technological innovations, modern product design and sensuous materials, but also space for social interaction and individual needs – that’s the framework within which the kitchen of the future takes shape. It will be filled with life and sensory delights at LivingKitchen in Cologne.
Real and virtual – experience FutureKitchen
Thanks to partners from the industry such as Arwa, Samsung, Schott Ceran and Petersen Tegl, visitors will be able to experience the kitchen equipment and a series of kitchen appliances that Alfredo Häberli has designed as a future scenario not just in the real world but in a virtual setting too – in augmented reality. Manufacturers like Alias, Astep, Atelier Pfister, Baltensweiler, Flos and New Tendency are providing additional select products for the installation.
Future Design: creative trailblazers show the kitchen equipment of tomorrow
Future Design in Hall 4.2 serves LivingKitchen as an experimental space for all sorts of ideas on future kitchen design. Besides Alfredo Häberli’s holistic vision of the kitchen’s role within the home, there will also be a separate exhibition dedicated to the nominated designers from the Pure Talents Contest, who will be showcasing their designs for the Kitchen Selection.