The kitchen is the favourite room of the Germans and the heart of every home. It has also changed and evolved in the last decades and turned into a smart and digitally sophisticated space.
Currently, open kitchens are trending to further domesticate the room for cooking. According to Houzz Kitchen Study 2018, more than half of all participants were opening their kitchens to adjoining rooms.* The designer duo ‚Truly Truly‘ is also exhibiting this trend with their idea of „Haus 2019“ at IMM: The kitchen that will be displayed in the exhibition room is considered the centre of living and an extraordinary design highlight.
But what trend will follow? How we are living and co-living is changing. How we think about our food as well.
For the generation of millenials, the home is not a physical and permanent location anymore. Temporary living and shared flats are booming. Digital nomads prefer to have no permanent home anymore. On-demand food services are supplying us with a huge selection of foods right to our homes without having to prepare or cook which is reducing the importance of a kitchen.
On the other hand, we can see that more and more people are looking to slow down their fast pace lifestyles and return to the original ingredients and methods for preparing food right in their homes. In the process, they are intensely researching about nutrition and food trends.
But what does all of this mean for kitchens? Bigger, smarter, more expensive? Or rather more simple, more practical and more compact? Thomas Helbing, lead editor of Houzz, will discuss these topics with experts from the industry and answers questions about how the kitchen manufacturers and planners have to react to those trends and how they need to position themselves in the future.
*Quelle: Küchenstudie 2018 von Houzz