Kitchen Ideas: creating, cooking and enjoying
Cooking in your own kitchen means grounding, creativity and enjoyment. The saying "the way to someone's heart is through their stomach" gets at an essential unifier between people: a good meal stimulates the senses, mind and imagination. Working with your hands and cooking for yourself are back in fashion. And cooks have high expectations of themselves. Our health and the responsible use of natural resources are important to us. We have become real gourmets, we ask how food is produced and where it comes from. When traveling, we look out for new ingredients and dishes, develop our culinary ideas and enjoy learning such specialised knowledge as how to make olive oil or what constitutes a top-notch masala. When we have people over, we cook together or let them chat to us in the kitchen and watch us cook. In the kitchen, high-tech meets home-grown basil. With intelligent kitchen ideas and well thought-out kitchen design, our relationship to food gets even better.
The way to a modern and open kitchen
We used to separate kitchens from the rest of our homes; today we celebrate cooking as a shared experience. Sophisticated kitchen ideas are needed to make the kitchen a place of sensual experimentation, creativity and communication. At the beginning of the 1980s, Otl Aicher planned a completely new kitchen design for his manufacturer bulthaup with his famous kitchen study. Aicher had numerous kitchen ideas to transform the Frankfurter embossed kitchen, which shamefully concealed everything behind its façade, into an open kitchen with a central worktable. With his kitchen ideas, Aicher declared the kitchen the communicative and creative centre of the home. Today, his kitchen ideas are commonplace. The kitchen is no longer a hidden service room, but often forms a continuum with the dining and living areas. This also results in high demands on kitchen aesthetics and setup. Aicher set long-term standards in kitchen design. Open kitchens have become a centre of lively togetherness. In kitchen design, it is also no longer primarily about saving time, but about optimal gripping and working heights. Creative work and back pain are mutually exclusive. All aspects of ergonomics were therefore thoroughly tested by Aicher during setup. The old design was modeled on an industrial workstation, the new one on a workshop. Aicher, who loved to cook himself, had the wonderful idea of interviewing star chefs in preparation for designing his kitchens. In his opinion, kitchens should be designed by people who cook. Aicher's approach paid off: kitchen designers have remained faithful to his comprehensive kitchen planning ideas to this day. Their blueprint allows you to plan a flexible kitchen. The aesthetics are impressive. That is why we present Aicher's kitchen to you here, along with the matching, authentic kitchen accessories.
Making your kitchen the centre of your home with minimum
Make your kitchen your kitchen. Create a kitchen with an aesthetically and functionally long life. Pay attention first and foremost to order, clarity and ease of grasp. Dispense with everything superfluous to create a classic, timeless look. We long for simplicity, but it takes a lot of discipline to keep things out. As 'minimum', we are happy to help out in this department! Use only carefully selected colours and honest materials. Complement your kitchen with furniture and accessories made of warm-looking wood. It's not advisable to make this very complicated. Basically, modern kitchens consist of only three elements: workbench, cabinet and equipment cabinet. Opt for a central island and solid wood cabinets that give your kitchen the typical workshop character. Choose the High Stool by Mater with its organic shape and pleasantly padded leather seat. Serve your salad in the Krenit salad bowl, store your spices in the Vessels glass jars with stoppers made of cork turned hardwood.