Swiss designer Alfredo Haberli will create a kitchen of the future vision, at the LivingKitchen exhibition in Cologne, from January 14-20, 2019.
Alfredo Haberli designs products for brands such as BMW, Georg Jensen and Vitra, in his Zurich studio.
Covering 160sqm, the concept will be a complete living situation, based upon strong lines, with the kitchen as its focus.
Using the history of the kitchen, abstracting the idea from its form, it will show visitors architectural possibilities.
The kitchen of the future will feature technology, contemporary product design and materials “that speak to the senses”, with scope for social interaction as well as room for individual needs.
Haberli sees the kitchen as a place of existential and deeply-rooted needs – preparing and consuming food, fire and company.
These functions will continue to be crucial but they will be influenced by sharing concepts and degrowth, as Haberli explains: “Reducing growth is becoming a very important issue that touches not just mobility and space ultilisation concepts, but also the kitchen.”
He added: “I deliberately want to elevate my design for a future kitchen to a certain level of abstraction because the times in which we are living are moving incredibly fast.
“My kitchen at LivingKitchen addresses the near future.”
Speaking about the concept, Dick Spierenburg creative director of imm Cologne (owner of the LivingKitchen exhibition) said: “In Alfredo Haberli, we have been able to win an internationally renowned designers and pioneer.
“We can look forward to inspiring and, at the same time, practicable solutions.
“The Kitchen Selection will add some freshness and also be convincing in the details with original ideas.”
Sited in Hall 4.2, Future Design will be shown alongside the Pure Talents Contest, where young designers will present a spectrum of kitchen concepts in a space of 240sqm. The winning design will be chosen by an international jury.